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Le pôle FLE
du Service Commun en Langues de l'Université Nice Sophia Antipolis a obtenu le Label Qualité Français Langue Étrangère pour 2016-2020.


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Our knowledge

The International Summer University is a university center renowned for its teaching methods and located on one of the campuses of the University Nice Sophia Antipolis, campus Carlone (Literature, Arts and Humanities).

Every year, the International Summer University welcomes many foreign students, from all over the world, willing to practice French. Our teachers of French (French as a Foreign Language - FFL), 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 relax but study atmosphere.

The International Summer University welcomes as well students willing to improve their skills in English, Italian, Spanish and / or Russian.

Our quality

The teachers' team

Our teachers are highly dynamic and qualified, all graduated from the University and coordinated by pedagogical team.

An active educationnal policy

All our lessons are created according to the instructions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 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 3 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 University Library

Some numbers about our library...

The building : 4841 m2, of which 2732 m2 dedicated to students and users, 818 seats.

The collections : 393 076 volumes, 1791 periodical titles, 14 616 theses, 905 digital documents titles, 37 748 microform documents, 1005  audio documents, 5819 audiovisual documents.

The visitors : 6008 registered, 257 845 entrances, 57 008 loans.

Feel free to enjoy our University Library during your stay.

A culture

NICE and the Côte d'Azur offer 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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