What is the FLE label?

FLE – “français langue étrangère” or French as a foreign language – identifies and promote French language schools whose teachings offer significant guarantees of quality.

Created in 2007 by decree, the FLE quality label is issued by several French Ministries – Europe and Foreign Affairs; Education, Research and Innovation; and Culture.

Through this label, public authorities support a French network of institutes and alliances in their development of reliable linguistic teachings

By ensuring a constant optimization of all courses offered by certified centers and establishments, the FLE label guarantees a linguistic offer suitable to the needs of the public, especially international students.

The Cours de Civilisation de La Sorbonne (Sorbonne’s French civilization courses) have thus obtained this quality label thanks to the effective and innovative teaching methods of their professors, as well as the framework provided to students wishing to learn French

The FLE labeling process presupposes compliance with several criteria relating to 5 fundamental areas:

  • Training and teaching: the teachings offered by the center or school must fall within the common European framework of reference for languages. Students shall receive a certificate attesting to their level at the end of their training.
  • Teachers and staff: labeled establishments demonstrate a high level of competence, professors being recruited according to specific procedures.
  • Reception and support: students must have access to all information that will allow them to choose a school according to their real needs. Establishments that benefit from the FLE label must provide an efficient and welcoming environment
  • Premises and equipment: students and teachers in a FLE-labeled establishment should benefit from good work conditions, the premises obviously having to meet safety standards and regulations. The working environment must be highly qualitative and therefore requires quality equipment
  • Management: establishments with the FLE label set their strategic objectives and are committed to maintaining the quality of teaching and ethics


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 :