University Diploma in French Studies (DUEF)

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Registration 2023-2024 OPEN
Contact us before registering

I. INFORMATION ON ENROLMENT IN FRENCH COURSES

How to register :

  • This university degree is open to anyone with a high school diploma. This course gives access to student status.
  • The Language Service (SDL) offers levels A1 to B2, with a C1 group available on request if sufficient numbers register.
  • Students from outside Europe will need a long-stay student visa.

>>>DUEF 2023-2024 registration form 2S2324 + 1S2425
>>>Download the rules of procedure

Registration for the September 2023 session or for the year 2023-2024 should be sent to us by e-mail, at the latest on 30 June 2023 - Session closed
Registration for the January 2024 session or from January to December 2024 should be sent to us by e-mail, by 1 December 2023 at the latest.

For those who need to apply for a visaIt is recommended that you apply in advance. Indeed, the application must be made in advance, in order to be sure to have your visa and to be able to start the course on the planned date.
Information on applying for a student visa

  • For the pre-registrationIf you wish to register, you must return the completed registration form, dated and signed, accompanied by the required documents (identity card, birth certificate, diploma, rules and regulations) and payment of the deposit. Any incomplete application will be refused.
  •  L'final booking is validated on site. Other documents will be required to finalise the file on your arrival (CVEC certificate, visa or residence permit for outside Europe) see page 6. Once these formalities have been completed, you will be able to obtain your student status and card.
Information on the Student and Campus Life Contribution (CVEC) MANDATORY.

List of sworn translators for diploma and birth certificate.

II. INFORMATION ON FRENCH COURSES

Proposed levels

From beginner (level A1) to advanced (level B2).
On the first day, you will be assessed by a test which will allow us to place you in a group corresponding to your language level.

A Global scale of CEFR levels allows you to find out the description of the European levels.

Pedagogical approach

The educational objectives are defined according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Use of a textbook and exercise book (provided by the centre).

  • Communicative activities using different media (audio, video, press, etc.)
  • Language learning combined with an active discovery of the city of Avignon and Provence (meetings, interviews, games of chance...)
  • Language learning combined with individual and/or group projects
Contents
Each course focuses on a particular skill: listening, speaking, reading and writing, with complementary courses available at different levels.
  • Phonetics (up to level B1): 1h30 per week
  • Culture and society: from 1h30 to 3h per week depending on the level
Additional activities

Optional workshops can be offered (film club, theatre, song...)
Students have the opportunity to register for the University's cultural and sports activities.
Advanced students have the possibility to follow certain university courses (history, literature, law etc.) as free auditors (within the limits of available places). An auditor may attend the courses, but may not take the corresponding exams.

The association Exchanges/ESN is a student association whose objective is to promote the integration of foreign students at the university and to encourage meetings with French students. Throughout the year, it offers tourist and cultural outings and evening events.

Certification and reviews
Students are regularly assessed as part of the degree.
At the end of the semester, they can obtain a transcript of records and a university diploma corresponding to their level (value: 30 ECTS credits). ADCUEFE.
Hosting
The Language Service can help students to find accommodation in Avignon, in a private residence.

University Diploma in French Studies (DUEF)

Registrations 2023-2024 OPEN Contact us before any registration

I. FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSES REGISTRATION

Admission process:

  • This university diploma is open to any person with a secondary studies diploma. It provides a student status.
  • The Languages Service (SDL) offers courses from the A1 to the B2 level.
  • Non-European students must take a long stay student visa.

>>> DUEF 2023-2024 registration form 2S2324 + 1S2425
>>> Download the internal regulations


Registration for the September 2023 session or for the year 2023-2024 must be received by e-mail no later than june 30 2023 - session closed
Registration for the January 2024 session or from January to December 2024
must be received by e-mail no later than December 1st, 2023.

For those who need to apply for a visa, it is recommended to register in advance. Indeed, the application must be made in advance, in order to be sure to have your visa and to be able to start the courses on the scheduled date.
Information about applying for a student visa


Information on
the Student and Campus Life Contribution (CVEC).

Pre-admission is official on reception of the completed and signed application form, and all the required documents listed in the form (page 6). The final registration is validated on the premises after having filled and signed the " Administrative Registration " (Inscription Administrative) accompanied with all the required documents (and particularly a long-stay visa valid for all the training period for students outside the European Economic Area). After completing all those formalities, you will be granted a student card.


Two academic sessions per year:

– 2023-2024 :

* Session 1: 11 September to 22 December 2023 (reception week from 4 to 8 September 2023) - session closed

* Session 2 29 January to 17 May 2024 (welcome week 22-26 January 2024)

* Session 2 2023-2024 and session 1 2024-2025: from 29 January to 17 May 2024 and provisionally from 9 September to 20 December 2024. Actual timetables will be provided with the timetables.



You can from now on check the list of documents needed: List of required documents

*The welcome week and placement test are reserved for students already enrolled

Tuition fees

  • For one semester : 600€ advance payment on pre-registration and the 840€ balance to be paid before course starts for a total of 1440€
  • For two semesters : 900€ advance payment on pre-registration and the 540€ balance to be paid before course starts of the 1st semester, then 600€ advance payment in November/December and 650€ balance to be paid before course starts of the 2nd semester for a total of 2690€

The pre-registration will be valid only after advance payment has been made.

II. INFORMATION ON FRENCH COURSES

Levels
From beginner (level A1) to advanced (level B2).
On the first day, you will take a written evaluation test allowing you to integrate a group according to your language level.

Global scale of levels for further information on European levels

Pedagogical approach
Pedagogical objectives are defined according to the CEFR : Common European Framework of Reference for Language

Use of a handbook and an exercise book provided by the Languages Service.

  • Communicative activities based on different media (audio, video, press...)
  • Language learning associated with an active discovery of the city of Avignon and the Provence area (meetings, interviews, treasure hunt, etc.)
  • Language learning associated with individualized/collective projects

Contents
Each course emphasizes a main competence: oral comprehension, oral production, written comprehension, written production.

According to the levels, complementary courses are proposed:

  • Phonetics (up to B1 level) : 1h30 per week
  • Culture and society : from 1h30 to 3h per week according to the levels

Complementary activities

Optional workshops can be proposed (cinema, theatre, singing...)
Students can also take the sports and culture activities offered by the university. Advanced students may be allowed to attend some standard classes (history, literature, law, etc.) as simple auditors/ free listeners (depending on the number of places available).

Echanges/ESN is a student association whose goal is to favour the integration of foreign students and their meeting with French students. They propose several activities throughout the year, such as touristic and cultural visits, student nights, etc.


Certificate and exams

Within this diploma, students are submitted to regular evaluation.

At the end of the semester, they can obtain a transcript and a university diploma according to their level (value: 30 ECTS credits).

The "Diplôme d'Université d'Etudes Françaises" (DUEF) is recognised by all centres member of the ADCUEFE.

Accommodation
The Languages service can help student with finding an accommodation in Avignon, either with a host family, or in a private residence.

Two training sessions per academic year

2023-2024 :

  • Session 1 : From 11 September to 22 December 2023 (welcome week from 4 to 8 September 2023) - Session closed
  • Session 2 : from 29 January to 17 May 2024 (Welcome week from 22 to 26 January 2024).
  • Session 2 2023-2024 and session 1 2024-2025 : from 29 January to 17 May 2024 and provisionally from 9 September to 20 December 2024. An actual timetable will be provided with the timetables.

*The welcome week and the placement test are exclusively reserved for students who have already registered.

Rates 2023-2024

  • for one semester : 600€ deposit at the time of pre-registration and 840€ balance to be paid before the beginning of the course, i.e. 1440€
  • for two semesters: 900€ deposit at the time of pre-registration and 540€ balance to be paid before the beginning of the first semester courses. Then, 600€ deposit in November-December and 650€ balance to be paid before the beginning of the second semester courses, that is 2690€

To be valid, the pre-registration request must be validated by the payment of a deposit.

ATTENTION

The Language Service will be closed for the summer holidays from the evening of 13 July to the evening of 20 August 2023 inclusive.

For your information, the service is open at the following times:

  • Monday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm,
  • Tuesday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm,
  • Wednesday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm,
  • Thursday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm,
  • Friday: closed to the public

To ensure that your application is processed more quickly, we advise you to send the form, documents and payment (bank transfer) by e-mail. The application can also be sent by post.

Contacts


Maison de l'International - Service des Langues - Case 10
74 Rue Louis Pasteur 84029 AVIGNON CEDEX 1
Tel. +33 (0)4 90 16 29 89 or 04 90 16 25 96
sdl@univ-avignon.fr