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Sciences Po, Campus de Paris

The study of languages constitutes an essential part of the Sciences Po curricula.

In all, 24 languages are taught on the seven campuses, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French as a Foreign Language (FLE), German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish and the French sign language, as well as other languages taught specifically on the regional campuses.


The study of French as a Foreign Language (FLE) on the Paris campus is organised according to the language level of the students. Active participation is very much encouraged in class, and emphasis is also placed on intercultural dimensions.


As 47% of the student body are international students, Sciences Po attaches great importance to the teaching of French as a Foreign Language, as it fosters both students' success in other disciplines and their inclusion in the community. FLE courses are designed for students following the core curriculum, those doing a dual degree as well as exchange students studying at Sciences Po.


The Summer School offers intensive FLE courses to students of all horizons. Several hundred people from all over the world join the Sciences Po community during the months of June and July.


Programmes suited to the language level of the students


The FLE courses are organised according to the CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), with courses available for levels A1 to C2.


The aim of these courses is to enable students to acquire and consolidate their language skills and cultural competence.


Each level is described in a Charter (in French and in English), which includes the objectives, exit skills as well as the evaluation methods and credit requirements for each level.

Services and amenities


Type of centre
University department
Geographical situation
Town / city
Number of students per year
Over 1000
Access for disabled persons
Visa procedure (CEF)
Open all year
Starting date of the activity
March 2017


Exam centres for tests and diplomas*

* Additional costs

** Free services or additional costs

French classes

Intensive General French courses (Summer School)

Four weeks per session (2 consecutive sessions in June and July).
Type of course
Classes + activities
Number of hours per week
From 16 to 20
Requirements/minimum requirements
Age group
Maximum class size/number of students per class
Type of course
Intensive courses
Number of weeks
3-8 weeks

€2400 for a four-week session, €4000 for two sessions.

General French semester courses (Language Department)

Classes: 2 to 4 hours per week according to the CEFRL (A1 to C1) Tutorials: 20-minute one-to-one sessions.
Type of course
Standard French
Number of hours per week
Requirements/minimum requirements
Age group
Maximum class size/number of students per class
16 à 18 selon les niveaux du CECRL.
Number of weeks
9-12 weeks

Included in the degree course fees.


Practical information

Sciences Po, Paris Campus
Address :
Département des langues - Section FLE et Summer School
27, rue Saint-Guillaume
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Phone number :
+33 (0)1 45 49 55 05


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