French Language and Culture Institute
These courses are for international students, adults, technicians, researchers... of all levels in French language who want:
- to obtain and develop oral and written abilities in French
- and/or to prepare for the DELF and the DALF exams.
The ILCF welcomes students in groups (from 18 to 24 students) corresponding to their level:
Complete beginner > A1 Breakthrough > A2 Waystage > B1 Threshold > B2 Vantage > C1 Effective Operational Proficiency > C2 Mastery
Courses are created to help develop oral and written expression and comprehension abilities. The goal is an effective autonomy in using French by learning grammar, vocabulary and French culture. Diverse language activities are offered including exercise workbooks, exercise books and original documents (press, advertising, comics, literature, videos, etc.). Integrative excursions allow students to get to know the City of Lyon (markets, train stations, cafes, librairies and neighborhood visits, francophone week). Courses require the active participation of students.
This intensive program is composed of 20 hours per week. Courses take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the morning or in the afternoon. Workshops take place in the evenings and on Wednesdays.
Beginner to B1+ levels:
16 hours of courses + two, two-hour Culture and Civilization units.
B2 to C2 levels:
14 hours of courses + one, six-hour long French Discovery Unit (see pages 10-11)
14 hours of courses + 1 specialized French program + one, two-hour Culture and Civilization course from the Culture and Civilization unit
1st semester: 260 hours from October to January.
2nd semester: 260 hours from February to May.
1 Academic Year: 520 hours from October to May.
1st semester: from October 7, 2013 to January 29, 2014
Placement test: October 7, 2013
Introduction meeting: October 11, 2013
All Saints Vacation: from October 28 to November 3, 2013
Christmas Vacation: from December 21, 2013 to January 5, 2014
Public Holiday: November 11, 2013
2nd semester: from February 3 to May 28, 2014
Placement test: February 3, 2014
Introduction meeting: February 7, 2014
Winter Vacation: from March 8 to 16, 2014
Spring Vacation: from April 26 to May 11, 2014
Public Holiday: April 21, 2014
1 intensive academic semester - 260 hours : 1 857 €
1 intensive academic year - 520 heures : 3 392 €
A week before each session, we organize a mandatory test to evaluate your written and oral proficiency in French so that we can place you in the appropriate level group.
A DULCF (French Language and Culture University Diploma) corresponding to your language level is provided at the end of the program. The Insitute also offers the opportunity to pass the following exams according to the exams timetable: DELF, DALF, TCF, DFA1, DFA2, CFTH, during your studies in the ILCF.
Evaluation: regular assessment
Validation: 35 university credits or ECTS.
Proof of enrolment
In the beginning of the program and after completion of the registration, we provide students with the proof of enrolment and a student identification card.
- fill in the pre-enrolment by postmail form and send it with the proof of the payment of the deposit to: ILCF Lyon 25, rue du Plat 69288 Lyon Cedex 02 France.
- or fill in the on-line pre-enrolment form.