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With Le Centre international de langue et civilisation (CILEC)

Target audience

AudienceAsylum seekers, Statutory refugees, Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, Stateless people, Beneficiaries of temporary protection
Level of FrenchA2, B1, B2, C1


Free of charge

Availability requested

Duration of commitmentAbout 3 months
Frequency of participationAbout 20 hours per week
Days of attendanceMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Have a end of high school level
Have signed the CIR (contract of republican integration) and completed the OFII course

Where is it?

Perform an intensive French training

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What is it?

An intensive 20 hours training courses of French lessons per week to:

  • improve your oral and written French level
  • discover French society.

The training offers classes every morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. + 1 or 2 afternoons per week.

It is organized over 2 semesters:
- 1st semester (fall): from September to December
- 2nd semester (spring): from January to May.

At the end of the training, you receive a training certificate if you have attended all the courses.

To submit an application for this training, you must:
- be older than 18
- have completed secondary studies (Baccalaureate level)
- master the Latin alphabet
- have a validated A1 level in French
- have a residence permit of less than 5 years
- have the status of refugee or stateless person, or be a beneficiary of subsidiary or temporary protection
- not have the nationality of a country in the European Union.

Why is it interesting?

Before starting the course, a level test is organised to find the most suitable group.

There are courses from level A2 to level C1.

To facilitate learning, student groups do not exceed 19 students.

You can go to the media library to consult books, videos, documents... and improve your French.

A teacher-librarian is present to help you find information.

Outdoors activities in the city, cultural visits and group activities are organized regularly.

How to do it?

  • By phone: 04 77 43 79 73
  • By email:
  • Directly on site:
    21 rue Denis Papin
    Entrance 1, floor 2
    42023 Saint-Étienne CEDEX 2
Office opening hours:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All information on courses and upcoming training is on the website here .

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