SUFLE - Presentation, missions

SUFLE, the University Service of French as a Foreign Language, offers courses in French language and culture (long and intensive training courses), as well as French level certifications (TCF, TCF DAP and DALF C1).


SUFLE, the University Service of French as a Foreign Language, welcomes non-French-speaking foreign students and offers them French language and culture courses at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), through short courses (summer courses, evening classes, etc.), as well as long courses (full-time semester and annual courses). Courses take place mainly on the Aix-en-Provence ALLSH faculty campus, but also in Marseille (upon request).

The SUFLE is also an examination centre approved by France Education International (CIEP) for the TCF and DALF C1 French level certifications.

  • Download the SUFLE Brochure opposite (en Français - English - Español)
  • See the presentation page of the service: SUFLE

1. Trainings

The SUFLE offers diversified, innovative and adapted training courses. It provides half-yearly, annual or intensive training courses. SUFLE's ambition is also to respond as well as possible to the needs of the AMU components to ensure a better integration of students in the different courses.

SUFLE training offer :

2. Examinations and certifications

The SUFLE is an examination and test centre approved by France Education International.

Exam center

Approved test centre

3. Target Audiences

  • Non-Francophone international students and future students
  • Foreign adult (Employees / Self-employed / Jobseekers / in retraining...)
  • AMU staff from non-French-speaking countries (PhD students, readers, researchers...)
  • Refugees/asylum seekers (download the application form on the full-time training page)

4. Contact and location

4.1 Contact

See our address on the right of this page.
To contact us, please go to the Contact Form page.

4.1 How to get there?

See the access map to the Schuman campus.

By Bus

  • From Aix city centre (and the train station), take the Aixpress bus line A to the "Schuman" stop (in front of the entrance of the ALLSH faculty). Our building "T3-Porte " is the first building on your left.

By car

  • Be careful, it is difficult to park around the ALLSH faculty (the university car park is not accessible). You can park at the Krypton car park (by motorway: exit 30 or 30b "Pont de l'Arc"), then take the Aixpress bus line A.
Useful links

Do you have a question? Contact us here!

Go to the SUFLE homepage

Contact information

Building T3 Porte
29, avenue Robert Schuman
13621 Aix-en-Provence cedex 1

  • Reception/school: office 2.13 (2nd floor)
    Tel. +33 (0)4 13 55 32 23 - Tel. +33 (0)4 13 55 32 17 (English spoken)
    Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am-12.15pm and 1.45pm-5.30pm
  • Examination centre: office 2.12 (2nd floor)
    Tel. +33(0)4 13 55 32 20 or 26 (English spoken)
    Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30am-12pm and 2pm-4.30pm; Closed on Wednesday
French as a foreign language
French courses for foreigners
certification of French, French certification
French courseS