Our knowledge

The Summer University is a university center renowned for its teaching methods and located on one of the campus of the University of Nice, campus Carlone (Lettres, Arts et Sciences humaines).

Every year, the UIEN welcomes many foreign students, from the entire world, willing to practice French. Our teachers of French (Français Langue Etrangère - FLE), highly qualified and available, always motivated to improve their professionnal educationnal skills, are contributing to the knowledge of the French language and its culture in a summer but serious atmosphere.

The UIEN is also welcoming many students who wish to improve their skills in English.

And now, we are opening a Russian session.

Our quality

The teachers' team

We have a dynamic teachers' team, all graduated from the University and highly qualified, that is coordinated by a Director of the Education.

An active educationnal policy

All our lessons are created according to the instructions of the Cadre Européen Commun de Référence pour les langues (CECR). The educationnal tools are numerous and modern. Therefore, our students are getting accustomed with French in any kind of situations, and they are becoming more independent outside the class. 

logo France label Qualité FLE The lessons are taking place into multimedia laboratories, audio visual classrooms and of course classic classrooms too.

We are guaranteeing a high quality learning process in all those aspects: teaching, leisures, help. This quality is officially recognised by the Label "Qualité Français Langue Étrangère", a label given by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur, le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and also the Ministère des Affaires étrangères.


The opportunity to receive ECTS credits

Each session corresponds to 6 ECTS credits (under conditions of diligence and good results to the final exams).

Only the Educational Committee for Prior Learning Recognition of your college is entitled to recognize the E.C.T.S. you gained at the U.I.E.N. for the purposes of your degree.

The TCF exam

You would like to evaluate your skills in French for personnal or professionnal or academic reasons. The UIEN can make you do the TCF exam  (Test de connaissance du français) and organises it for each session this summer. See the dates, the registration, the price, here ...

The Centre de Ressource en Langues

Private and privileged space, our Centre de Ressources en Langues is open all summer to our students from the UIEN. It is a place where our students can find many language learning methods, newspapers, multimedia documents, and online ressources offering many language learning procedures.

A culture

NICE and the Côte d'Azur offers exceptionnal geographical and touristic advantages that will make your stay unforgettable.

Nice is also culturally rich (theaters, cinemas, opera, conferences, museums, ...)

You will enjoy our numerous cultural, playful and sports activities that are in the moutains, in the campain, on the seaside or even on the sea. during the night, people from all over the world will all go to the old town called Le Vieux Nice to chat in pubs and other cafés.


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