Programs and Admissions

Standard Programm (11 months)

Our Eleven Months Standard Program is the base for efficient French learning. We propose two periods, September-July and January-December. Three levels are offered:

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

For this program, eleven months is an average. It is possible for those who want to reach a better level to continue on for an extra trimester if desired.


Refresher Program (3 or 6 months)

This program is included in the standard program. You will thus be in class with students attending the standard program and having the same level as you but who would like to go further. Starting obligatory on September or January, this program allows you to reach a certain proficiency without finishing the whole standard program.


Summer Course

The summer course is designed for student that have accomplished their program and for missionaries already working on the field who want to improve or perfect their competence in oral and/ written skills. This three weeks intensive course is the best way to seriously strengthen your French while discovering the wonderful and relaxing mountains and lakes around. Download our Summer course.



The CCEF grants a Certificate of Practical Knowledge of French, which is equivalent to the 4th level of Alliance Française. In the advance class, you will acquire the DELF and/or DALF level. To get a DELF, DALF or TCF diploma, you will have to have the test in an official center (such as University of Chambery) since it is a diploma given by the government.


Online course

According to the needs and circumstances, 3 hours per day, 4 days per week. For more information, please contact us.



Request an application form to be mailed to you, or download our application form





Admission occur all year but we should receive your complete registration and the confirmation of your visa (if you need one) one month before classes.


Attention: obtaining a visa often takes three months!


Special cases:

If you can only attend a class for a few weeks during the year, we will carefully study your request and try to match your needs according to our practical and academic requirements.