University Of Avignon


Many international students choose to study at the University of Avignon every year. They are either exchange or degree-seeking students. Some of them are enrolled in French courses at the French language centre (SDL).

Most of the programmes offered at the University of Avignon enable local students to complete study periods in partner institutions or placements abroad.

The university also welcomes guest researchers regularly, and is involved in many international research cooperations, such as the international PhD programme in museology.

The University of Avignon is a member of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), which is a global network of more than 650 institutions, the CampusFrance network, and the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC), as well as of the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI). Our institution has been awarded the 2014-2020 ERASMUS University Charter by the European Commission. Our French language centre (SDL) holds the Label Qualite FLE quality certification.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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Intensive French language courses: DUEF 2017-2018

Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2017 France Avignon

Any person who has completed secondary school studies and who wishes to learn French or improve his/her knowledge. [+]

Target audience : Any person who has completed secondary school studies and who wishes to learn French or improve his/her knowledge. This French course can provide access to student status and card. Levels : From beginner (A1) to advanced (C1). Level A1 only during the 1st semester, level C1 only during the 2nd semester, on condition a minimum number of students are enrolled. On the first day, students take a written placement test. They are placed into groups corresponding to their language level. There are 15 students per group on average (10 to 20 depending on level). Pedagogical approach : Pedagogical objectives are defined according to the Common European Language Framework (CELF). You can refer to the CELF global scale to know more about CELF levels. Use of a textbook and workbook (provided by the Language Centre). Communicative activities using a wide range of media (audio, video, press...). Study of the language connected with active discovery of the city of Avignon and the region of Provence (meetings, interviews, treasure hunts ...). Study of the language based on individual or group projects. Language laboratory work and/or multimedia lessons. Contents : Each language course unit is built around a dominant skill : speaking, writing, reading, listening. In addition, the following course units are offered: phonetics (A1 to B1 levels): 1.30 hour per week; French culture and society: from 1.30 hour to 3 hours per week; creative writing: (for B1 or B2 levels only): 3 hours per week; history or literature (for C1... [-]

Summer courses

Summer course From Monday 3rd to Thursday 20th July 2017

Campus Full time 3 - 20  June 2018 France Avignon

Development of French language skills, in connection with the Theatre Festival of Avignon. [+]

Summer course "French and Theatre" from From Monday 3rd to Thursday 20th July 2017. Development of French language skills, in connection with the Theatre Festival of Avignon. Program Minimum level required: Elementary (A2). The course is not suitable for beginners. A specific programme can be offered to a group of beginners, please contact us. French language classes: 30 hours Students are tested then placed into groups depending on their level. Both oral and written skills are covered, after a needs analysis based on the initial placement tests. A range of communicative activities, connected with the Theatre Festival, are carried out (vox pops, interviews, creative writing), as well as an introduction to the theatre plays planned in the cultural programme. Theatre workshop: 15 hours Voice and movement, improvisation, then work from texts. The workshop will lead to a performance, which will conclude the course. French Theatre History: 5 hours In connection with the shows planned in the theatre programme. Visits and Excursions: Guided tour of Avignon, visit of the Popes Palace and the famous bridge "le Pont d'Avignon". One-day excursion in the heart of the Provence is also included. Validation: Course completion certificate. 7 ECTS credits (upon request and subject to regular attendance). Costs 2016: €660 for students under age of 28 (deadline October 1st, 1989); €810 for other applicants. [-]


Université d'Avignon

Address 74 Rue Louis Pasteur, 84000 Avignon
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Phone +33 4 90 16 25 00