French courses

French courses are organised at the House for Foreign Researchers (MCE) for researchers and their family members. There are three sessions per year: one from beginning of October until December, one from End of January til end of March and the last one from Early May until late June.

The teachers are all from the ‘Institut de Français Langue étrangère de Nantes Université’.

The session can be included in some doctoral programs, in agreement with the person in charge of your doctoral cursus (please check directly with your Doctoral School).

Each session has three independent levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Classes are no more than 12/13 participants.

Next session will start on May 2nd, 2023. Classes will take place at MCE (8 rue Perrault 44000 Nantes).
Registration upon calling only will start on April 3rd, 2023 9:30AM.
Phone us ahead of registration (no email) in order to assess your level of French.

The class fee is: 170 € (for 30 hours) to be paid when registering at our office and can be made in 2/3 instalments. You can pay :

  • in cash
  • by cheque, payable to “Association Chercheurs Etrangers à Nantes”
  • by standing order form (bon de commande) coming from your lab, if they agree to pay for your session

Here you have an approximate schedule :

  • beginner level : on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8pm
  • intermediate level : on Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8pm
  • advanced level : on Monday and Thursday from 6 to 8pm

If you wish, there are also other solutions to learn French in Nantes :