Learn French

French as foreign language

Learning French as a foreign language is obligatory for any non French speaking overseas student that arrives at CPE Lyon.

Language modules are made up as follows

  • English lessons
  • French as a foreign language lessons

For more information about language teaching at CPE Lyon,

See languages page

Certificates


Language levels are defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The scale has 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 - C2 being the highest level. See box below

Your level of French must reach level B2.

How do you reach that level?

By passing the French language study diploma (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française, DELF), which is aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level B2.

The 6 European reference levels for language proficiency as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

A1 Breakthrough Basic user
A2Waystage
B1Threshold Independent user
B2Vantage
C1Effective operational proficiency Experienced user
C2Mastery