SUL - Presentation, missions


The SUL - Service Universitaire des Langues (University Centre for Global Languages) is the result of the merger in November 2021 of two common services of Aix-Marseille Université, the MIRREL (Maison Interdisciplinaire de Recherche et de Ressources en Langues) and the SUFLE (Service Universitaire de Français Langue Étrangère).

It has the following missions:

  • Provide training in French as a Foreign Language, of which its DU LCF (University Diploma of French Language and Culture) is a driving force. Each semester, nearly 300 students from all over the world come to learn and discover a language and culture with an experienced and dynamic teaching team.
    Semester-long FLE courses are organized in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and online, for all types of students and AMU staff, as well as for international students on supervised (Erasmus+) or individual mobility.
  • Accompanying Modern Languages learners (Modern Foreign Languages and French as a Foreign Language) in its language resource center, the CARLAM (Centre de Ressources en Langues-AIX-Marseille), through the provision of self-training materials and supervised tutoring and conversation activities. Several hundred students deepen their language learning each year, some of them obtaining the "language bonus" validated by their training in AMU's components.
  • Offer the possibility of taking the language certifications that students and individuals need for international mobility and/or professional insertion.
    The service organizes in particular the CLES (Certificate of Language of Higher Education), the TOEIC-Listening and Reading, the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française), the TCF (Test de connaissance du Français) and has the vocation to propose the passing of other language certifications (FLE and LVE).
  • To train FLE trainers seeking to improve their skills in the didactics of French as a foreign language. This mission is assigned to the SUPFLES (University Internship of Professionalization in French as a Foreign and Second Language).

Location - How to get to the SUL

SUL-Aix Schuman (FLE section)

View the Acces map to the Aix Schuman campus.

By Bus

  • From downtown Aix (and the SNCF train station), take the Aixpress line A bus to the "Schuman" stop (in front of the ALLSH faculty entrance). Our Porte building (T3) is the first building on your left.
    See also the site of the transport services in Aix-en-Provence : Aix en bus
    Or the website of the city of Aix-en-Provence, section : Déplacements-Transport

By car

  • Please note that it is difficult to park around the ALLSH faculty (the university parking lot is not accessible). You can park at the Krypton parking lot (by the highway: exit 30 or 30b "Pont de l'Arc"), then take the Aixpress bus line A.

SUL-Marseille (CARLAM)

View the Access map for Marseille Saint-Charles Campus.

The campus is located right next to the Saint-Charles train and bus station , as well as a Marseille metro station.

Useful links

Back to the SUL Home Page

Contact information

Contact form


  • SUL pôle FLE (Aix Schuman)

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

Student office 2.13 (2nd floor)
Tel. +33 (0)4 13 55 32 14 or 04 13 94 62 21
Opening hours: Monday to Friday
9am-12h30pm and 1h30pm-4h30pm

Access map  (how to get there) and Map of Aix-Schuman campus

  •  SUL - CARLAM (Marseille)

Campus Saint-Charles
(Building 5, staircase 3, 2nd floor, block C)
3, place Victor Hugo (case 81)

tel. +33 (0)4 13 55 00 80

Access map  (how to get there)

University Language Service
Service universitaire des langues