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    • Succeed the B2 oral exam


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      Whom is it for?
      Men and women over 18 residing in France, with a B1 french levelPublic : international higher education studentHigh school diploma (baccalaureate type) recommended
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    • Opening hours

      Tel : +33 (0)4 77 43 79 76
      Opening hours :
      Monday: 12.15pm - 5.15pm
      Tuesday: 12.15pm - 5.15pm
      Wednesday: 12.15pm - 5.15pm
      Thursday: 12.15pm - 4.15pm
      Closed on Friday.

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    • Opening hours

      The CILEC welcomes you on
      Monday: 8.30am-12.30pm
      Tuesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Wednesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Thursday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm 
      Friday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-4.30pm
      Closed...

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    • Opening hours

      The CILEC welcomes you on
      Monday: 8.30am-12.30pm
      Tuesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Wednesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Thursday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm 
      Friday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-4.30pm
      Closed...

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    • Opening hours

      The CILEC welcomes you on
      Monday: 8.30am-12.30pm
      Tuesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Wednesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Thursday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm 
      Friday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-4.30pm
      Closed...

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    • Opening hours

      The CILEC welcomes you on
      Monday: 8.30am-12.30pm
      Tuesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Wednesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Thursday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm 
      Friday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-4.30pm
      Closed...

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    • Continuing Education

      You’re a job seeker, salaried employee or individual applicant and you’d like to learn French in St. Etienne?
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      Whom is it for?
      Men and women over...

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    • Evening classes

       

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      Whom is it for?
      Men and women over 18 residing in France
      High school diploma (baccalaureate type) recommended
      What...

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    • Beginner French Online Course



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      Whom is it for ? 
      Public: complete beginner in French
      Men and women, with a B1 english levelHigh school diploma (baccalaureate type)
      IMPORTANT : Computer...

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    • DUEF 

      You’d like to come to France under a “Student” visa to learn French and – why not – later continue your studies in a French university or university-level school? The DUEF (University Diploma in French...

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    • Preparation for Art and Design schools

      You’re an international student and you’d like to come to France to prepare the competitive entrance exams for French Art and Design schools?
      So “La Coursive”, the international preparatory class, is just...

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    • Intensive French courses


      Our intensive French courses are aimed at two different audiences.
      Click below on the choice corresponding to your place of residence and/or your needs:
      You wish to come to France on a "student" visa to...

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    • Opening hours

      The CILEC welcomes you on
      Monday: 8.30am-12.30pm
      Tuesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Wednesday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm
      Thursday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm 
      Friday: 8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-4.30pm
      Closed...

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    • Useful information


      Find all our useful tips to make the most of a unique experience in France

      Coming to CILEC
      Preparing your stay
      Contact us

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    • French DELF/DALF exam

      The General Public DELF-DALF is a Diploma of French Language Studies, VALID FOR LIFE and officially recognized throughout the world.
      It is intended for adults and older adolescents, foreign or French ...

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    • Extensive French Courses


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      Whom is it for?
      Men and women over 18 residing in FranceMajortiry public : Saint-Etienne international students of higher education...

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    • Our services


      To help you prepare for your stay, please visit each of the following pages:
      Finding accommodation
      Reception service
      Media library
      Animation, culture and leisure

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    • Ours courses and exams

      Students, employees, individuals... at CILEC a wide range of courses is available to you.
      More informations

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    • Preparing your stay



      Administrative formalities
      Our team is on hand for you to provide any and all information about administrative formalities linked to your stay.
      Admissions and pre-registration
      You must be at least 18 (17...

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    • Contact us

      21 rue Denis Papin
      42023 Saint-Etienne CEDEX 2
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      CILEC
      You want to reach the Welcoming and the Registration desk?
      Nathalie Mielnik
      Tel : +33 (0)4 77 43 79 73
      cilec@univ-st-etienne.fr
      Opening hours: 

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    • Media library

      The CILEC has a media-library endowed with 8,000 documents (books and multi-media materials) covering 3,500 different references, all located in a quiet and welcoming space for 50 students, with a documentary...

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    • Summer school

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      DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE (Pdf - 4 677Ko)
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      Whom is it for?
      Men and women over 18 residing in France or abroad
      High school diploma (baccalaureate type) recommended
      What is it...

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    • Our courses and examens


      Students, employees, individuals... at CILEC a wide range of courses is available to you.

      you wish to start French with the online courses
      you wish to learn French in intensive courses
      you wish to learn...

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    • Entertainment, culture, leisure pursuits


      Saint-Etienne’s culture scene
      Saint-Etienne has culture aplenty: movie theaters, a national dramatic arts center and over eight other theaters, an opera house, a Zénith concert hall, café-concert spaces...

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    • The city of Saint-Etienne

      Famed throughout France for the friendliness of the local people and the warmth of its welcome, the population of the greater Saint-Etienne area numbers over 170,000. Saint-Etienne has the honor of being...

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    • Welcome to CILEC


      The CILEC the school dedicated to teaching French as a Foreign Language
      Founded in 1977, the CILEC, or International Language and Civilization Center, is the school of the Jean Monnet University (UJM)...

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    • Coming to CILEC


      Coming to Saint-Etienne


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      By plane
      Lyon St-Exupéry airport (1 hour from Saint-Étienne) offers daily national and international connections.

      From Lyon St-Exupéry airport, take the Rhône Express...

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    • CILEC team


      Administration
      Head of CILECChristelle Sérafini
      Schooling (attendance records, transcripts, diplomas, examination certificates)
      Emmanuelle Grail
      Tel : +33 (0)4 77 43 79 72
      emmanuelle.grail@univ-st-etienne...

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    • Host families

       
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       What better way to progress in French, than to live each day with a French family?

      A very special experience, your stay with a host family means not only comfort but also a unique...

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    • Private student residences

      For you, the CILEC has chosen several upstanding private residences close to our school (at most a 10-minute walk).
      We can take care of finding a room and reserving it for you.
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    • Housing


       
      All students enrolling in CILEC training have the right to request our assistance in finding housing. To give you an idea, you can look at the various types of housing that we offer and then indicate...

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    • Welcome and support services

      The missions of the International Mobility Office are :
      to help, support and accompany international students on their arrival in Saint-Etienne: assistance with all administrative procedures, support...

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