Learn French in France

CILEC - Université Jean-Monnet


Created in 1977, the Centre International de Langue Et Civilisation (CILEC) is the centre specialised in teaching French as a foreign language at the Jean Monnet University of Saint-Etienne. It offers summer courses, a semester course validated by the University Diploma of French Studies (DUEF) and an annual course (Preparatory Course for the Master FLE) validated by a University Diploma of French Studies (level C1) and a FLE certificate.

Saint-Etienne, a city renowned for its welcoming culture, is also the cheapest city in France. Taking advantage of its proximity to Lyon (45’ by train), Saint-Etienne is an ideal entry point for visiting the Alps, the French Riviera or Paris. At the CILEC, a team will be at your disposal to facilitate your integration and accompany you during your learning of the French language and civilisation.

Welcome in Saint-Etienne
Prepare your stay:
Practical Guide

School Highlights

FLE quality Label. Bienvenue en France quality Label.

What's new ?

Discover our 2 to 4 weeks summer courses, from 26 June to 21 July: 20 hours of training per week.
See the programme

Destination Francophonie : Saint-Etienne:
Visit the school website
CILEC - Université Jean-Monnet

21 rue Denis Papin 42023 Saint-Etienne

+33 (0)4 77 43 79 73

Course organisation :
Group courses at your level

Course content :
Intensif General French, Exam Preparation Courses, French for Higher Education studies

Exam Diplomas Center :