Interview with Louis-Jean Fesquet

Interview with Louis-Jean Fesquet, Professor at Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne

What is your professional background? I am a professor of practical courses and French civilization at the CCFS. A former student of the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, I initially pursued studies in history, then in literature. It was during my literature studies that I discovered a certificate in French grammar, which steered me towards teaching French. I have now been with the CCFS for 30 years. Tell us about a typical day: My day starts very early, at seven in the morning, at the Voguë hotel. I begin my classes which take place from 8 to 10 am, 10 am to noon, or 11 am to 1 pm. Thus, two distinct classes follow each other in the morning. In addition to these two-hour practical courses, I also conduct one-and-a-half-hour lectures twice a week on the Château de Versailles. What advice would you give to students who wish to learn French? My advice to students is to work regularly. As André Gide said, “genius is patience.” This is true for music, sports, and of course languages. Daily practice is essential for rapid progress.    

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Le secrétariat sera exceptionnellement fermé le mercredi 17 janvier.

The secretariat will be exceptionally closed on Wednesday, January 17th. 

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
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Le 31 janvier et le 28 février :