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Learn French at Grenoble INP - 2017-2018

Grenoble INP provides French language courses for foreign students throughout the year; these courses are dispensed by CUEF Grenoble.
Smile, you're in France! Learn enough French to make yourself understood, understand what your professors are saying, and take exams. 

If you are enrolling for a course taught in French, we strongly recommend that you aim to complete a at least a B1 level CECR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in French (see the Language Skills Self-Assessment Grid).

3 sessions per year

For newcomers :
  • One week of intensive French course between August 28 and September 1, 2017
     See also: "Orientation Week"

Two extensive sessions of French courses - 2 hours, one day a week between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • 1st semester:  from October, 2 to December 22, 2017
  • 2nd semester: from February 12 to May 11, 2018

ECTS credits

Intensive week, september (16 hours): 1,5 ECTS
Extensive course, 1st semester (20 hours): 1,5 ECTS
Extensive course, 2d semester (20 hours): 1,5 ECTS

Course objectives

  • Improve your understanding, oral and written skills
  • Understand and speak different types of oral and written expression levels (conversational French and / or specialised)
  • Become familiar with French academic and social environments (context and methodologies)

Levels taught

French levels A1 to B2 of the CECR (Common European Framework of Reference)


Who can enrol?
French courses are intended for foreign students enrolled at Grenoble INP: exchange students, dual degree, international programs, or any student for whom French courses are mandatory, in accordance to the schedule offered by your Grenoble INP school. Attendance to all lessons is mandatory.

How to register?
For registration, contact the international office of your school.

mandatory assessment of your proficiency

*When you first enrol for a language course only

  • 1 or 2 weeks before classes start, you will receive a test appointment at CUEF of Grenoble.
  • You must imperatively attend your appointment on the indicated day at:
           Université Grenoble Alpes
           Centre universitaire d'études françaises (CUEF)
           1491 rue des Résidences
           38 040 Saint Martin d'Hères
           Access map
  • You will take the test with a professor, it will take about 1,5 hour.
  • 2 or 3 days after the test, you will be all the  information about your class (room, hour, group/level) will be accessible here :

Please note that this test is not a exam, and is solely designed to help us determine your French language proficiency.

Deadlines to take the mandatory test:
  • for the intensive week course, September: August 28, 2017 - am
  • for 1st semester: September 26, 2017 - pm
  • for 2nd semester: February 06, 2018 - pm

Taking the test does not automatically enrol you to a French language course. Your school international programme director will confirm your registration.

Students unions

In addition, students unions organises events to welcome foreign students and learn more about Grenoble and French higher education system. For more information, see:

Written by Pauline Tardy Galliard

Date of update October 10, 2017

Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes