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French language courses and workshops

Several types of courses and workshops are offered to foreign students and researchers enrolled with the University of Angers : 

  • French language course (from A1 to B2), to communicate both orally and in writing and learn grammar rules and lexicon
  • Conversation workshops (from A2 to B2), to speak French with other foreign students
  • Academic work methods (B2+ / C1), to learn about the university techniques and methodology to study in France
  • French course for Objectif Médical (B2+ /C1), for internships at Angers University Hospital.
  • Prerequisite

    These courses are exclusively for foreign students enrolled with the University of Angers either as free movers, as exchange students, or as international researchers (doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers).

    If you need to know your language level, please see "How to know your language level" below.

  • Course modalities

    Students and researchers can choose 2 courses maximum.
    Exchange students obtain 6 ECTS credits for language courses, workshops and the academic work methods course.
    Free movers and researchers will receive a certificate of attendance.
    Dual degree students obtain 4 ECTS credits for language courses.

    • Semester programme (30 hours / semester)
    • Qualifying course
    • 4 types of courses from level A1 to C1 (CEFR)
    • 2 sessions each year (Fall session and Spring session)

    Download the French course presentation brochure.

  • Registration

    Registration is open in September for the Fall semester and in January for the Spring semester.

    Sign up for French language courses here by filling this form.

  • How to know your language level ?

    Take the online French placement test: 
    (session code: celfe-z874)

    This placement test (which takes about an hour) will allow an evaluation of your current level of French proficiency. You will answer questions related to oral comprehension, written comprehension and short written expression. The result of these three parts of the test will be taken into consideration when evaluating your score and placing you in a group.

    During this test, you cannot:

    • use a translator or dictionnary
    • open another internet page
    • use your telephone
    • communicate with other people.



    At your first visit on the website , click on "Inscription" and fill in these informations : 

    • établissement : CELFE ANGERS
    • filière (UFR ou composante) : Cours de français
    • année d’études : Autres
    • login : last name.first name
    • mot de passe : choose your password


    Take the test

    Watch the video to understand the test. Everything is thoroughly explained. Then click on "se connecter à une session" and enter this session code: celfe-z874

    At the end of the test your level is indicated and you can export the results as a pdf file.

    NB : be careful for the oral comprehension : 

  • Calendar 2020/2021 – First semester


    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    From 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

    Online registration and Evalang placement test

    Until January 24, 2021 midnight

    Email confirmation

    Groups will be organized according to placement test results.

    You will receive a confirmation email detailing the course, the name of the teacher, the date and the classroom. January 29, 2021.

    Course dates

    Language course
    On the St-Serge campus: from February 1st, 2021
    On the Belle-Beille campus: from February 4, 2021 

    Conversation Workshops
    On the Belle-Beille campus : from February 2, 2021

    University Work Methodology Course (MTU)
    On the Campus of Belle Beille:  video lessons + distance course


    Week 9
    From February 27 to March 7, 2021


celfe @
+33(0)2 44 68 86 53

Postal address
Direction de l'International
La Passerelle
2 rue Lakanal
49045 Angers Cedex 01