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University Centre of French as a Foreign Language

(Centre Universitaire d'Enseignement du Français pour Etudiants Etrangers - C.U.E.F.E.E.)

The CUEFEE is a university-run French language and cultural skills training centre, aimed at providing non-francophone students with the linguistic tools required to integrate university courses, as well as to facilitate their integration into the French social and cultural environment
  • To register to take the French Language Test – TCF (Test de connaissance du français), please contact us : 3 rue des Tanneurs, 37 041 TOURS CEDEX 1. Tel: +33 (0)

The CUEFEE is a member of the Association of Heads of University Centres for French Language Studies for Foreigners (Association des directeurs de Centres universitaires d'études françaises pour étrangers - ADCUEFE) – FLE Campus.

This professional body that comprises 25 French universities proposes French foreign language programmes for foreign students and teachers that guarantee:
  • high-quality teaching
  • an extensive range of learning tools
  • that foreign participants are well looked after and that integrating university life is facilitated
  • an extremely rich cultural environment
  • that certifications and diplomas are harmonized and acknowledged

The CUEFEE welcomes people from different walks of life:
If you are a foreign job-seeker, your training costs may be covered by the Regional Council of the Centre Region (Conseil Régional du Centre) if you are enrolled in the DUEF, the French Language University Degree (Diplôme Universitaire d’Études Françaises). Once your project has been validated by your employment centre counsellor and you have passed the CUEFEE language grading tests, you should register with the University Vocational Training Department (SUFCO - Service Universitaire de formation Continue). Registration closing date: 31st March for courses beginning on 15th September. Find out more

The CUEFEE proposes comprehensive French language refresher and development courses for international students that, moreover, incorporate insertion projects for joining university courses of study. Download the CUEFEE presentation brochure.

Inter-university exchange students (ERASMUS, ex-Europe exchanges)
For students who are part of the inter-university exchange programmes, the CUEFEE proposes flexible French language courses that provide linguistic and cultural support, development of knowledge of French as well as help for following programmes in the other university courses of study. Find out more

Download the CUEFEE programme and calendar for exchange students


Students enrolled in a university course of study:
These courses are intended for all students enrolled in a classical course of study at the Université of Tours who need to develop their skills in French and who wish to benefit from language support.
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Foreign assistants:
These courses are intended for all foreign assistants (language assistants) who work in a French teaching establishment, in primary, secondary or further education and who wish to develop their skills in French.
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