Preparatory class for Master's degree and french civilization

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Spring / Fall



Required levels




One of the key elements of this preparation is the emphasis on improving French language proficiency. Students benefit from language enhancement courses, both in written and oral expression. These courses aim to strengthen their linguistic competence and help them communicate effectively in French, both in writing and orally. This is essential for success in a French-speaking academic program, attending lectures, or tutorials.

In addition to language courses, students are also trained in academic and professional methodology. They learn to write papers in accordance with academic requirements, conduct research, present their writings, and develop essential skills for success in a demanding academic environment.

Personalized tutoring is another major asset of this program: within the CCFS framework, students receive individualized support to help them progress in their studies and achieve their academic goals. This helps create a supportive learning environment where each student receives the attention and support they need.

A unique feature of the Prep Master course is the opportunity to attend lectures related to French civilization, with language learning and cultural discovery linked to the CCFS. Therefore, students have the opportunity to attend fascinating lectures on various aspects of French culture and civilization. This enriches their understanding of France and exposes them to ideas and concepts essential for their future academic career.

Finally, the program offers an internship option, with students having the opportunity to apply their skills in a professional environment while benefiting from an agreement and pedagogical support provided by the CCFS. This is an opportunity for students to combine their academic knowledge with practical experience in the workplace.

Course objectives

The Master Preparation Training is a generalist training from a disciplinary point of view and specialized in linguistic reinforcement for academic purposes and methodological support.

Detailed program

From Monday to Friday, this formula offers over 12 weeks:
language enhancement courses (10 hours per week), both written and oral expression, allowing students to refine their knowledge of the French language from an academic perspective, academic and professional methodology courses (6 hours per week) providing students with the methodological keys to the most common academic exercises, tutoring and personalized support (2 hours per week) as part of a research project to be defended before a jury at the end of the semester, specifically designed applied linguistics courses for this session (4 hours per week for 5 weeks, every other week), the opportunity to attend French civilization lectures (subject to compatibility with the schedule). Detailed information on French civilization lectures is available here.

To ensure that all students benefit from training tailored to their specific project, the course with an internship option, which aims to be more professional, offers the opportunity to do an internship with a company, including an agreement and specific pedagogical follow-up.

Pedagogical supervision is provided under the direction of CCFS, allowing on-site assessment of the conditions of the students’ internships.

The internship is divided into three stages:
The internship search by students, with guidance provided by the internship supervisor; The internship agreement, where the tasks are validated and followed up with the internship supervisor and the pedagogical management of CCFS; Writing and defending a report at the end of the internship before a jury. The duration of the internship varies depending on the agreement between the company and the student intern. It can range from three months full-time, after the end of classes, from June to August, to six months part-time during classes.

The remuneration/gratification for the internship is to be defined with the company when creating the internship agreement.

Target audience

This course is intended for students wishing to enroll in a Master’s program in the French educational system.


Applicants must be at least 18 years old and hold a diploma or certificate of completion of secondary studies equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (L3 level). They must also be in compliance with residence formalities (nationality, visa, residence permit, etc.).

Course material

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This course meets the criteria for obtaining a student visa for students from outside the European Union.

Application requirements

– B2 level is required
– Admission to the course is only final when payment is complete (at least one month before the start of classes) and after validation of the registration file.
– A registration certificate is issued after payment of a deposit and the submission of administrative documents (copy of identity document, translation of the diploma of secondary studies completion, identity photo).
– A mandatory online placement test assigns a level to students before the start of classes. Additional testing may be requested from the student in certain specific cases.
– Registration is done online or directly at the admissions office of the institution by paying a 30% deposit of the course price.
– Annual administrative fees of 75 euros are applied at registration.

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 :

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Le 31 janvier et le 28 février :