Semester General & Reinforced French Course
S10 / S20 / S35

Cours d'expression orale


Spring / Fall



Required levels



Yes from 20 hours per week

Whether you are a beginner or intermediate, these courses are therefore designed to help you progress quickly and reach a more advanced level according to CEFR criteria. The reinforced courses emphasize the acquisition of solid foundations in grammar, vocabulary and conjugation. This allows learners to express themselves more precisely and fluently, both orally and in writing. Oral communication is essential for interacting with native speakers or French-speaking business partners. This course therefore offers oral exercises which strengthen pronunciation and fluency of speech. The semester-long general and reinforced French course at CCFS also provides essential tools for writing correctly in French: students learn to compose clear and coherent texts, which is valuable in both an academic and professional context. Phonetics lessons are an important component of the course because they help learners perfect their pronunciation, understand the sounds of French and improve their listening comprehension. The semester-long general and reinforced French course can include a conference option: students then benefit from conferences on French civilization which add a cultural dimension to learning. International students have the opportunity to discover French history, literature, art and society alongside experienced lecturers. The semester-long general and reinforced French course formula is a real preparation for future opportunities, whether it is pursuing higher studies in France, jobs requiring mastery of French or travel to French-speaking countries. By strengthening their French skills, learners gain self-confidence, which is essential for interacting with native speakers and expressing themselves more fluently and convincingly.

Course objectives

Language course

– Develop the level of general French through work on the 5 skills (listening, speaking, interacting, reading and writing).
– Acquire solid linguistic foundations (grammar, vocabulary, conjugation) to express yourself and communicate both orally and in writing.


– Improve your oral comprehension through listening exercises for sounds, words and sentences.
– Improve/perfect your pronunciation and fluency with repetition and systematization exercises and personalized phonetic correction.

Conferences” option

– Discover French culture and civilization while improving your level of oral comprehension (history, literature, art, Paris and the regions).
– Consolidate skills: written expression/comprehension as well as oral expression/comprehension.

Detailed program

General program (150 hours):

From Monday to Friday, this formula offers:
– 2 hours of French language lessons per day (10 hours per week) or 120 hours in total.
– 1 hour of phonetics per day with laboratory (5 hours per week, every other week) or 30 hours in total.

General program + “conferences” option (240 hours):

Students choosing the “conferences” option benefit, in addition to French courses, from free access to conferences (each conference lasts 1h30) for 10 weeks, or 90 hours in total.

Reinforced program (general program + written and oral reinforcement option + conferences (243 hours):

Students choosing the “written and oral reinforcement” option benefit from hours dedicated to deepening written and oral skills and access to French civilization conferences. This program consists of each week:
– 10 hours of language courses allowing students to progress in their mastery of French (grammar, conjugation, spelling, vocabulary, approach to literary texts, written and oral expression).
– 5 hours of phonetics lessons (every other week) allowing students to improve their pronunciation, comprehension and expression.
– 4 hours of reinforcement in oral and written language
– free access to weekly 1.5 hour conferences, of your choice, on various aspects of French civilization, i.e. 45 hours in total.

Detailed information on French civilization conferences can be consulted here.

Strong points

General program:

This 12-week formula with the same group allows you to validate a complete level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Reinforced program (general program + written and oral reinforcement option + conferences:

This formula brings together the 3 areas of historical expertise recognized throughout the world: oral and written language, phonetics and French civilization. It also offers oral and written reinforcement courses for students who wish to go further and accentuate their learning in these two skills in order to integrate French universities or private schools, to integrate into a professional team or to interact in daily life.

Validation of acquired knowledge

Continuous assessment during language and phonetics courses (regular evaluation of work and progress) and final exam validating the language courses.
A language certificate is issued at the end of the program upon successful completion.

Target audience

This training is aimed at young adults and adults wishing to acquire and develop their French language skills, for academic, professional and/or personal purposes.


You must be at least 18 years old, hold a diploma or certificate of completion of secondary studies and be in compliance with residence formalities (nationality, visa, residence permit, etc.).

Course material

Manual and/or authentic documents (audio, visual and written) provided by the teacher. Workbook and exercises created by the teacher.


The course with “conference” option and the reinforced program meet the criteria for obtaining

Next sessions

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Le secrétariat sera exceptionnellement fermé le jeudi 6 juin.

The secretariat will be exceptionally closed on Thursday, June 6. 

Information sur la session de printemps 2024

L’inscription à la session de printemps (rentrée du 5 février 2024) est encore possible jusqu’au 2 février, sous réserve de places disponibles.

Les étudiants souhaitant s’inscrire sont invités à se rendre directement au bureau des admissions de l’institution, ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 9h30 à 16h30.
Ils doivent s’assurer de disposer d’un visa valide.

L’inscription en ligne pour cette session n’est plus possible sur ce site.

Information regarding the 2024 spring session

Registration for the spring session (starting on February 5, 2024) is still possible until February 2, subject to availability.

Students wishing to register are invited to go directly to the institution’s admission office, open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
They must ensure they have a valid visa.

Online registration for this session is no longer available on this website.

Dates des prochains examens TCF

Les prochaines sessions d’examen TCF auront lieu dans les locaux de l’institution aux dates suivantes :

Le 30 janvier et le 27 février :

+ épreuve orale
+ épreuve écrite

Le 31 janvier et le 28 février :