Characteristics of the course for Complete beginners
Winter 2024 course dates
22 January to 16 February 2024
Summer 2024 course dates
22 July to 16 August 2024
The Complete beginner course is specifically tailored for students who begin their learning of the French language (who have never taken any classes). The course level is A1 (for people of level A0 or Pre-A1).
Courses take place in the Anthropole building in the Quartier Chanberonne of the UNIL campus in Dorigny
4 weeks, Monday to Friday.
The Complete beginner course awards you with a particiaption attestation on which are mentioned the level and content of the attended course and the number of class hours.
The Complete beginner course doesn't prepare for the exams of the CQF (Certificate of qualification in French).
Level of French required
This course is aimed at people who have no notion of French or who have never taken a French course (A0 or Pre-A1 level)
You must be at least 17 years old on the first day of class. No exceptions are possible.
You will have the language classes in the morning (8.45am-12pm) in groups of 16 to 18 students.
A sample timetable will be available soon.
Winter session 2024
Registrations opening : October 2023
Enrolment Deadline : January 5, 2024 (subject to availability)
Registration for the summer course will open in March 2024
Cancellation and refund
Please see our cancellation conditions.
The Cours de vacances reserves the right to cancel your registration:
- according to the directives of the FOPH or the UNIL Rectorate in relation to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic;
- if we have an insufficient number of registrations.
In both cases, the full registration fee will be refunded.