Continuing Education

Continuing Education

You’re a job seeker, salaried employee or individual applicant and you’d like to learn French in St. Etienne?


Whom is it for?

Men and women over 18
High school diploma (baccalaureate type) recommended

What is it for?

What is it?

There are 3 options to choose from, for 15 weeks of courses:

The advantages?

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, Pôle Emploi or via moncompteformation (CPF: personal training account) for salaried employees and job seekers. In addition, the DELF or DALF exam will be included, if there is third party payment.

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 many hours?


Training periods
(out of school holidays)


Third party

Intensive courses
15 weeks
270h of french courses 


Fall semester :
Level test on 08th September 2021
Training from 13th September 2021
to 18th January 2022

Spring semester :
Level test on 09th February 2022
Training from 14th February to
15th June 2022
Beginner not accepted



(DELF included) 

Semi-intensive courses
15 weeks
225h of french courses 


(DELF included)

Courses for «Jeunes au-pair»
15 weeks
180h of french courses 



* The training is paid by Pôle Emploi, your employer or your personal training account (CPF).

How to enroll?

You are paying for your training yourself

Request the individual registration form to Return it completed and signed before :

  • 20th July 2021 for fall semester,
  • 15th December 2021 for evening courses,
  • 14th January 2022 for spring semester.

A level test will be carried on the dates shown in the table above.

Methods of payment for individuals or bank transfer
Payment will be made by credit card: 30% on the day of the level test and 70% in the middle of the course. The payment schedule will be specified in the individual training contract.

Debit and withdrawal
In the event of early termination or abandonment of the course by the trainee, a letter must be sent to the Continuing Education Department, by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. The contract is terminated according to the following financial terms and conditions:
- termination by the organisation: the training organisation will invoice the trainee on a pro rata basis for the hours completed
- termination by the trainee within one month of the start of the training course: the training organisation will invoice the trainee on a pro rata basis for the hours completed, plus a fixed sum of 60€ for management costs, as well as any university registration fees in the case of registration for a diploma course
- termination due to the trainee after one month: the totality of the training fees is due to the training organisation
The trainee who invokes a case of force majeure must also notify the Continuing Education Department by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt, enclosing all useful supporting documents. If the force majeure is recognised, payment will be due in proportion to the hours of training provided until receipt of the letter.

You are requesting your employer or Pôle Emploi to finance your training

Request the FC registration form to Return it completed before :

  • 09th July 2021 for fall semester,
  • 30th November 2021 for evening courses,
  • 07th January 2022 for spring semester.

An online test will be sent and a date for an oral interview will be proposed to you. Then, a quote or an agreement will be sent to your employer or Pôle Emploi.

Due to the health crisis linked to the COVID-19 epidemic, on-site teaching modalities could change to online courses to ensure the safety of the teachers and students. The CILEC keeps also the possibility to close a level group if there are not enough participants.