Summer classes - DEFLE - French as a Foreign Language

Summer classes


The DEFLE department offers an intensive course of French as a Foreign Language in July. It is open to all levels for people who are 18 years old at the beginning of the course.

Teaching includes 20 hours of weekly classes, across 3 weeks which amounts to 60 hours of classes for the whole session. Participants can enrol for 1, 2, 3 weeks or the whole course.

Participants will be given an attendance certificate at the end of the session.

The A1 level acquired in French is required to participate in the course.

Class content:

Teaching groups are organised according to level and ability. Teaching is oriented around the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

In all classes, students develop their key skills in listening comprehension, oral, reading comprehension and writing.

Read more about the program and the organisation


Students are assessed by continuous assessment but they will not receive an official certificate or a diploma, unless they register to the DELF.

Delf/Dalf registration

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to register for the Delf/Dalf B1, B2 and C1.

Cultural activities:

A range of cultural activities and excursions is also offered to students. This pack includes two visits per week (a full day visit and a half-day visit) and a weekly travel pass.

The excursions we can organise :

  • Tour of Bordeaux
  • Tour of Arcachon and Dune of Pyla
  • Visit of Aquitaine Museum
  • Visit of Saint-Emilion and wine tasting
  • Visit of Blaye citadel
  • Visit if an exhibition at the Bassin des Lumières at the submarine base

We remind you that it is important that you are insured for your stay (travel insurance, health cover, accident, damage to others).


  • You can send your administrative questions to Déborah FAUX ( to the following email address : defle @ (defle @
  • Head of summer classes : Christine Minvielle-Debat (christine.minvielle-debat @


New refund conditions

From 12 October 2022, the conditions of reimbursement change, they are at the discretion of the DEFLE management and at the following management fees:  

For a registration amount less than or equal to 70€: no fee
For a registration fee less than or equal to 950€: 60 euros
For a registration amount of more than 950€: 80 euros

The DEFLE team