Welcome Center for International Researchers

French as a Foreign Language courses

The University of Bordeaux is organizing French as a Foreign Language courses for international researchers and their partners who wish to develop their cultural and linguistic skills. 

 Each course is a total of 18 hours, (15 hours in class and 3 hours out in the field) over a 12 week period

 One 90-minute lesson per week, from 6pm until 7.30pm

 Three levels: “True beginners”, “False beginners” and “Intermediate”

Who may apply?

International researchers (PhD students, post-doctoral fellows & researchers) & their partners staying at least 12 months in Bordeaux.


 1st semester: from September 23rd until mid-December.


On the Carreire and Victoire campus sites (level dependant). 

 Carreire: 146 rue Léo Saignat in Bordeaux - Tram A, "Hôpital Pellegrin" stop

 Victoire: 3ter Place de la Victoire in Bordeaux - Tram B, "Victoire" stop

75€ per person per semester. 

Full payment is due for any course started and will not be refunded in case of ulterior withdrawal