© 2011 IFUPE (Institut de Formation Universitaire Pour Etudiants étrangers, Paris). Etablissement privé d'enseignement supérieur.
Winter session : from Monday October 3, 2011 to Saturday January 28, 2012. Enrolment : 2nd half of September 2011.
Spring session : from Monday February 6, 2012 to Saturday May 26, 2012. Enrolment : during the week of January 30 to February 4, 2012.
Summer session : from Monday June 4, 2012 to Saturday July 28, 2012. Enrolment : during the week of May 28 tu June 2, 2012..
For further information on the teaching program, see the rubric Timetable.
3 hours of lecture at the institute, covering the 8 teaching modules including one hour of French as a foreign language (FLE).
1 à 2 hours of complementary external cultural modules
Additional weekly computerized components accessible on the Institute's website
Practicle tutorials available to students : additional support for course work ; guidance towards further study ; personalized monitoring.
The sorting into different groups according to linguistic ability and existing awareness of french culture. Homogeneous groups are set up in this way fot the whole session.
An individual interview with each student to establish motivations and personal expectations.
Enrolment takes place at the start of the session. It is when two essential things take place, making the teaching offered during the session a really efficient process :
Three essential points govern the practical functioning of this course offered both within the Institute and outside it. You will find details on our website under the headings Teaching, Syllabus, Timetable and Enrolment.
The very principle of the IFUPE is also to offer foreign students a genuinely individual learning experience so as to respond to personal demands. In tutorial sessions, we are also attentive to individual projects :
For greater efficiency, our teaching draws on new technology complementary to teaching: our different modules make best use of video and computer material :
5 extramural cultural modules
Giving a taste for culture cannot be done in our view by talk alone: we want it to come alive. That is why we offer our students a whole series of cultural activities free of charge closely linked to the syllabus:
History of ideas
French as a
History of France, from the
Middle Ages to the present day
8 teaching modules
We start from a simple premise: foreign students wishing to pursue higher-level studies in France wish first and foremost to acquire some real general culture which allows them, whatever their field of interest, to enjoy a broad overview of French civilization and its main events. Our teaching is therefore multifaceted and firmly circumscribed.
Original and high-performance teaching
We bank on the quality and effectiveness of the teaching we propose to foreign students through variety of content, up-to-date methods and individual attention. Starting from the demands of students discovering French culture, we meet their expectations by original and high-performance teaching.
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