Universite Bordeaux Montaigne Study Abroad France

French as a Foreign Language, Bordeaux, France

Program Name: French as a Foreign Language
School: Universite Bordeaux Montaigne
City: Bordeaux, France
Term: Academic Year (September to May)
Duration: 2 Semesters
Cost: € 1,900 / $ 2,069.10 *, tuition
Housing € 700 / $ 762.30 *, appoximately, per month, single room in student apartment
Language of Instruction: French
Eligibility: Open Enrollment, anybody can participate. No min GPA required or letters of recommendation required. You do not have to be a college student to enroll in this French program. You do not have to participate in a US university study abroad program to enroll in this French program. High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum age 18.

* Euro equivalent in dollars based on current exchange rate

COURSE DESCRIPTION – French as a Foreign Language Program, Spring Semester

The French as a Foreign Language course consists of 16 class-hours of French per week and is designed to help students develop their key skills in French conversation, French listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing. From level B1 (intermediate French) onwards, the programs of study include a choice of classes including French for Specific Purposes (French for Business, French for Tourism) French and Francophone Culture (civilization, media, literature, theatre, song, art, cinema, etc.) All levels of French language are offered, from beginner French to advanced French. The French language levels are A1 (Beginner), A2 (Pre-Intermediate), B1 (Intermediate), B2 (Advanced), C1 (Advanced High).


  • French Conversation
  • French Reading Comprehension
  • French Written Expression
  • French Listening Conversation
  • French Grammar
  • French Culture


Open enrollment, anybody can participate. The French as a Foreign Language program at the Universite Bordeaux Montaigne is open to teens, students, and adults. You do not have to be a college student to enroll in this French program. You do not have to participate in a US university study abroad program to enroll in this French program. Minimum age 18.
You will have to provide the copy of your ID, the copy of your secondary bachelor or of your diploma from university and its sworn translation in French. You will be duly registered the day of your administrative registration, when you will receive your certificate of school attendance.


The DEFLE department is the Department of French as a Foreign Language. The team of administration and teaching staff is at your service, and will help and guide you throughout your time with us. You will enjoy the choice of a varied range of language and culture courses. These classes are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and are outward looking towards other French-speaking countries. You will learn French with teachers who are all specialists in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE), and who base their teaching on the most recent discussions in education and didactics. You will have the opportunity to participate in artistic workshops and showcase your creative talents.


Activities: Contact the French as a Foreign Language department (DEFLE) for information regarding activities in Bordeaux.

Housing: The DEFLE department offers accommodation possibilities that are reserved solely for foreign students (excluding exchange students). These possibilities include both public sector accommodation in university residences, and private sector accommodation in host families. This accommodation is only offered to the students over the age of majority and enrolled for the first time in day classes and/or summer classes.In order to facilitate the search for accommodation, the University provides students and landlords with its online accommodation platform. In partnership with Studapart, the platform centralises offers from private individuals, estate agencies and private student residences around the campus. Access to the platform: housing.u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr


Online registration, open to teens, students, and adults. Visit the Universite Bordeaux Montaigne webpage, and fill out the online registration form.


Universite Bordeaux Montaigne DEFLE – French Courses