Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

Learning French


French Language Week


At the start of the academic year we organise an intensive 5-day French course. Its aim is to introduce students with little of no knowledge of French to the basics of language. Beginners with some knowledge and who wish to review the basics are also very welcome to attend.


The detailed programme for this course will be available nearer the course’s start date. Registrations for the intensive French week of September 2018 are closed.


If you would like further information please contact the course teacher, Nathalie Gillain.


French as a foreign language course




Our French as a foreign language course is aimed at exchange students following courses at Saint-Louis (whether on an Erasmus or another type of exchange programme). Its main goal is to help students to learn French more effectively, by providing them with the tools they need to benefit optimally from studying and living in a French-speaking environment. Over and above the purely linguistic dimension, the courses provide students with an introduction to Belgian culture.


How it works


Following a proficiency test students are placed in one of 4 groups:


beginner’s group: first term and/or second term (2hrs/week)

beginner’s to intermediate: first term  and/or second term (2hrs/week)

intermediate to advanced group:  first term and/or second term (2hrs/week)

advanced group: first term and/or second term (2hrs/week)


The levels are only mentioned for reference.


The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)


Each level is worth 5 credits provided that the student attends classes, is participative and completes set assignments. Students who attend for the whole year and who complete two levels of courses are awarded 10 credits.


Credits are awarded provided that students complete all set assignments and sit the end of term examination. Students who fail to meet these requirements receive a certificate of competence in French based on assessment of their European Language Portfolio.




The timetable varies depending on the availability of the course tutor and the students and is established at the beginning of each term.

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