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    • Contact us

      21 rue Denis Papin
      42023 Saint-Etienne CEDEX 2
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      CILEC
      Tél : +33 (0)4 77 43 79 73
      cilec@univ-st-etienne.fr
      Opening hours : 
      Monday : 8.30am-12.30pm
      Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday : 8.30am-12.30pm /...

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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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    • Our courses and examens

      Students, employees, individuals... at CILEC a wide range of courses is available to you:
      you wish to learn French in intensive courses
      you wish to learn French in evening classes
      you wish to learn French...

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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

      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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    • Coming to CILEC

      Coming to Saint-Etienne
      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 to Lyon Part-Dieu...

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    • Host families

      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 opportunity.
      The families...

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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

      Description: from studios...

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    • Summer school


      DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE
      Whom is it for?
      Men and women over 18 residing in France or abroad
      High school diploma (baccalaureate type) recommended
      What is it for?
      To understand and be understood in French; to...

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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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    • 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 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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    • Succeed the B2 oral exam


      Download the brochure

      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
      What...

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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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    • Entertainment, culture, leisure pursuits


      St. Etienne’s culture scene

      St. 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, a...

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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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    • 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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    • Continuing Education

      You’re a job seeker, salaried employee or individual applicant and you’d like to learn French in St. Etienne?
      DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE
      Whom is it for?
      Men and women over 18
      High school diploma (baccalaureate...

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    • Media library


      For your use, 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...

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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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    • CILEC team


      Administration
      Head of CILEC
      Christelle Sérafini
      Schooling
      Emmanuelle Grail
      Registration et payment
      Marie-Christine Delorme
      Student Services
      Media center
      Silvia Aulagnon
      Sports and cultural activities
      Romain Marret...

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    • Preparing your stay


      1. 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...

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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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    • Evening classes

       

      DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE
      Whom is it for?
      Men and women over 18 residing in France
      High school diploma (baccalaureate type) recommended
      What is it for?
      To be able to efficiently communicate in speaking and writing...

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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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    • Extensive French Courses


      Download the curriculum
      Download the brochure
       
      Whom is it for?
      Men and women over 18 residing in FranceMajortiry public : Saint-Etienne international students of higher education, with beginner, intermediate...

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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 St. Etienne area numbers over 170,000. St. Etienne has the honor of being...

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