SUFLE - University service for French as a foreign language

Learn the French language and culture at Aix-Marseille University, in the heart of the capital of Provence!

The SUFLE, Service Universitaire de Français Langue Étrangère, welcomes non-French-speaking foreign audiences and offers French language and culture courses at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The SUFLE represents:

  • 1500 students
  • 70 nationalities
  • 50 university professors, teachers and external teachers
  • More than 250 candidates for certification

A team of professionals experienced in teaching French is at your disposal to help you in your projects.

Diversified, innovative and adapted training courses

The SUFLE offers to all foreign adults semi-annual and annual training courses in French language and culture leading to a university degree (DU). In individual or group training, it also offers various types of intensive courses (summer courses in particular) and evening courses.
The SUFLE is also an accredited examination centre for the Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF) level C1 as well as for the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF). It is also the academic centre for the TCF DAP (Demande d'Admission Préalable).
The ambition of the SUFLE is now to respond as well as possible to the needs of the different AMU components to ensure a better integration of students in university degrees and academic fields.

A stimulating academic and cultural environment

With 78,000 students, including 10,000 international students, Aix-Marseille University is the largest French-speaking university in the world. Between the sea and mountains, Aix-en-Provence is a human-size city that welcomes some 30,000 students and offers its visitors a heritage and a panorama rich in monuments, fountains, markets and festivals.

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Contact information


Provisional administrator

Tel: +33(0)4 13 55 06 12

Assistant Director

Tel: +33(0)4 13 55 32 27


29, avenue Robert Schuman, Bât. Porte T3 (2nd floor)
13621 Aix-en-Provence cedex 1
Tel: 04 13 55 32 17 or 23

university service of French as a foreign language
service universitaire de francais langue étrangere