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.

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.


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 Chloé Rouchaleau ( to the following email address : defle @ (defle @


  • Head of summer classes : Christine Minvielle-Debat (christine.minvielle-debat @