Evening classes

Evening classes



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 for everyday and professional situations.

When and how long?

Module of 50 class hours (2½ hours a week) from January 10 to June 13, 2023.

Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Classes are organized by language level groups: 19 students maximum following the Jan. 10, 2023 placement test.


470€ for individual applicants.
820€ if paid by a third party (Pôle Emploi, employer).
Free of charge for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year PhD students of UJM, ENISE or EMSE.


With the exception of PhD students (“Student status”), enrolling in CILEC French classes allows you to obtain the status of “Continuing Professional Education Intern”. This status is compatible with a request for the training costs to be funded by the employer or Pôle Emploi for salaried employees and job seekers.

And what’s more, our center gives you access, free of charge, to:

  • a media library open every afternoon (assistance by an archivist/teacher)
  • an activities office regularly organizing outings, cultural visits and lots of other fun things to do

How to enroll?

You're funding your training on an individual basis

Download the individual registration form for semester 1 of 2021-22 and return it, filled in and signed, to cilec @ univ-st-etienne.fr before December 13, 2022.
A test of your level will be given.

You're requesting funding from your employer or Pôle Emploi

Download the continuing education (FC) funding registration form for 2021-22 and return it, filled in and signed, to cilec @ univ-st-etienne.fr before December 13,2022
An online test will be sent to you and an oral interview will be set up.
A quote or agreement will then be sent to your employer or Pôle Emploi.

You are a 1st, 2nd and 3rd year PhD student to Jean Monnet University, ENISE or MINES Saint-Etienne

You should register on the SECODOC software on the following dates: from the end of November to 13 December 2022.
For any questions, please contact the doctoral coordination services fadoua.lafdil @ univ-st-etienne.fr (fadoua.lafdil @ univ-st-etienne.fr)

PLEASE NOTE. The CILEC reserves the right to cancel a language level group if the number of enrolled participants is insufficient. Due to the health crisis linked to the Covid-19 epidemic, measures planned for in-person teaching sessions may possibly need to be changed into remote sessions, so as to ensure teachers’ and students’ safety.