Cours d'été

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NEW: The summer course organises two Intensive French courses for beginners (level A1) in May (4 weeks from May 2 to May 25 2022) and June (from May 30 to June 24 2022). For more information please look at the page dedicated to these courses.

Learn French in a different way in Switzerland. At the Summer course of the University of Neuchâtel, we teach French since 125 years with passion and heart.

  • Our Practical French courses (two or four weeks) are open to everybody.
  • No special diploma or level requested
  • As a student, attend our “Academic writing” specialized module to increase your ability to write in an academic context
  • As a teacher, improve your daily practice by attend our “Teaching French as a foreign language” specialized module

The Summer School 2022 will take place
4-15 July and 18-29 July

The courses will be given in class (face-to-face)

Solutions will be put in place to ensure that people who are unable to travel can also attend the course at a distance.


Registration available!


  • Le matin:

Cours de français pratique 1, du 5 au 16 juillet - descriptif (520.-)
Cours de français pratique 2, du 19 au 30 juillet - descriptif (520.-)

  • L'après-midi:

Tutorat, du 5 au 30 juillet (appui personnalisé, participation libre et gratuite)
L'heure du directeur (le directeur se tiendra à votre disposition pour des échanges informels)

  • Tandem « à distance » 

Inscription gratuite. Note: ​Le tandem linguistique consiste s'associer avec une personne francophone qui désire apprendre votre langue pour des rendez-vous réguliers; vous lui apprenez votre langue et elle vous apprend le français. 

  • your advantages
    • Cultural wealth spanning from La Tène civilisation to the best in modern architecture (Botta, Le Corbusier);
    • Discover the region;
    • A 125-year experience in teaching French as a foreign language;
    • Matchless hourly fee of (less than) CHF 13.-;
    • In close proximity and with direct access to teaching and administrative staff: a team which is there for you;
    • Flexibility in the duration and possibility to add on (two first weeks, two last weeks or the four weeks) .

Intensive French courses for beginners

Four-week intensive French courses for beginners in May and June 2022. Click here to registrate and/or to get more details

Level test

Check your level online with our test and enter the result in the registration form.

(Recommandation: do the test without help, just out of your current knowledge. Don't try to find all the answers - show us what your real level is)

Registration 2022

Use the online form to register to the 128th Summer course for French as a foreign language

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