Apply to CUEFLE, in Nice, to enjoy the experience and the quality of a French language Learning centre in the service of a world famous dynamic university while enjoying the culture of one of the most beautiful places in France



The CUEFLE (University Center for Teaching French as a Foreign Language) is one of the four parts of the SCL (Languages Common Service) of the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
This education center comes from a long tradition in teaching French language to students from abroad. Every year, the CUEFLE receives students from all over the world, who want to hone their knowledge of French. French as a Foreign Language teachers, who wish to dynamise their professional educational practice, are also welcome.


Teacher's Team

A dynamic team of teachers, who all have a university diploma in French teaching (French teachers certificated in secondary education or Master's Degree in French as a Foreign Language), is coordinated by a Director of Studies.
A pedagogical approach based on action

Every class is created according to the direction of the Common European Framework of Reference (CECRL). The pedagogical documents used are numerous: from more recent methods to authentic documents. Using this method, the students are acquainted with French in various situations of communication and they become more independent outside of a classroom.

The classes take place in multimedia labs, audio-visual rooms or standard classrooms.

We guarantee high quality services for every aspect of a French class in France: teaching, leisure, support. Such quality is officially known as the “Qualité Français Langue Etrangère” (French as a Foreign Language Quality). It is a labelgiven both by the Ministry of Education and supperior Education, Ministry of culture and Communication, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

All the courses are structured according to the instructions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR).

Language Ressource Centre

Our resources centre is a space dedicated to reading and studying, it provides the students with numerous books, papers, as well as online resources that offer diversified learning processes.

Diplomas and certification

The diplomas that we deliver at the end of each term are the Academic Diplomas of French Language Studies (DUEF A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).

Students can also enrol to the different certifications TCF and DALFC1 in partnership with the CIEP.


The city of Nice and the Côte d’Azur region present exceptional geographical and touristic assets to change your linguistic journey into a unique experience. Nice is also a place of culture (theatre, cinema, opera, conferences…). You will enjoy various recreational and sports activities, in the mountains, the countryside or the seaside. During the evening young people from every corner of the world meet in the “Vieux Nice” (the Old Town) – the historic centre of the city.


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