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After arriving in France, you or your partner may need to learn or improve your French.

The AMU University Service of French as a Foreign Language (SUFLE) offers various French language and culture courses, and French language certifications (TCF, TCF DAP and DALF C1).

These long or intensive courses are targeted at beginner or non-beginner adults.
Courses available:

  • Degree course in French language and culture (full time, semester or year)
  • Intense summer (3 weeks) and winter (2 or 3 weeks) workshops
  • Evening classes open to all
  • Online French lessons (20 hrs)

Visit the SUFLE website for more information

French as a foreign language modules for PhD students enrolled at AMU

SUFLE has partnered with the Doctoral College to offer French as a foreign language lessons for PhD students enrolled at the university.
View the doctoral programme catalogue for more information about modules

You must register for all courses well in advance and places are limited.

Contact SUFLE :

  • By email
  • By telephone +33 (0)4 13 55 32 23 / +33 (0)4 13 55 32 17 (English-speaking line)

Other organisations offer French as a foreign language courses in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. Lessons are held in a group or individually, in-person and/or online.

Some social and cultural centres also offer French as a foreign language lessons. These classes are generally open to all. Find out more from your local council (“mairie de quartier” in Aix-en-Provence or “mairie d'arrondissement” in Marseille).

Contact these organisations directly for any information about their schedules and rates.