Groupement fle

Institut de Français Langue Etrangère

The Institut de Français Langue Etrangere, located in an exceptional setting just a stone's throw from Geneva, offers FLE and FOS courses. It is a centre with the FLE Quality label and which is a member of the FLE Group. Possibility to register for long or short courses during the year and in summer. Our courses are university-level and can be intensive (16 to 20 hours per week) or à la carte. Possibility to prepare for and pass the TCF, DELF and DALF exams. Ifle is also an approved centre for TCF ANF exams for candidates seeking admission to French naturalization. Students can study externally or internally on campus (board study, cafeteria, sports structures). Internships are offered to in-house students in various professional fields. Numerous sports, recreational or spiritual activities are organized in addition to cultural trips of one or more days in Switzerland and France.

Services

  • Accommodation
  • Activities, excursions
  • Cafeteria
  • Study resources
  • Wifi and/or computer

Accommodations

  • Room in student hostel

Examination center

  • TCF AF and TCF CR

Course

General French
FREN A1 Oral
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 4hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to A1- breakthrough or beginner
Number of students : 12

Acquisition of the basics of oral French to be able to understand everyday life situations and communicate simply. 

Learners participate in oral communication activities with functional objectives on different themes of daily life (family, immediate environment, housing) in the classroom and language laboratory. They practice and consolidate the knowledge acquired in FREN A1. 

General French
FREN A2
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 12hours / week
Level : A1- breakthrough or beginner to A2 - waystage or elementary
Number of students : 15

To master the elementary language in order to understand familiar phrases and to communicate in everyday situations.

Module unites: Language in context, Written comprehension and expression, Spelling and Grammar. Learning is based on a handbook and develops linguistic, socio-cultural and communicative skills through an action-oriented approach. It is consolidated by an oral course.

General French
FREN A2 Oral
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 4hours / week
Level : A1- breakthrough or beginner to A2 - waystage or elementary
Number of students : 12

Master the basic oral language in order to understand familiar phrases and communicate in everyday situations.

Learners take part in oral communication activities with functional objectives on different subjects of daily life (persons, living conditions, training, professional activity) in class and in the language laboratory. They consolidate the knowledge acquired in FREN A2. 

General French
FREN B1
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 12hours / week
Level : A2 - waystage or elementary to B1- threshold or intermediate
Number of students : 15

Master the standard language and understand and describe personal situations, events, feelings and wishes. 

Module unites: Written comprehension and expression, Spelling, Grammar. Learning is based on a handbook and develops linguistic, socio-cultural and communicative skills through an action-oriented approach. It is consolidated by an oral course.

General French
FREN B1 Oral
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 4hours / week
Level : A2 - waystage or elementary to B1- threshold or intermediate
Number of students : 12

Master the standard language. Understand and describe orally personal situations, events, feelings and wishes. 

Learners participate in oral communication activities with functional objectives (reporting experiences, a book, giving explanations and reactions, understanding the basics of news broadcasts) in the classroom and language laboratory. They consolidate the knowledge of FREN B1. 

General French
FREN B2
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 12hours / week
Level : B1- threshold or intermediate to B2 - vantage or upper intermediate
Number of students : 15

Master the general and spontaneous language. Understand the basics of complex texts and express yourself on a subject in an argumentative way. 

Specialized courses, each of which deepens its specificities: Written expression and comprehension (specialized articles, argued texts), Spelling (rules of lexical spelling), Grammar (simple and subordinate sentences, modalisation). It is consolidated by an oral course.

General French
FREN B2 Oral
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 4hours / week
Level : B1- threshold or intermediate to B2 - vantage or upper intermediate
Number of students : 12

Master the general and spontaneous language. Understand complex subjects and express oneself clearly, in detail and with reasoned opinion. 

Courses improve oral comprehension and expression through active listening exercises (conferences, speeches, television programs), speaking and debating (personal opinion, advantages and disadvantages) on a wide range of topics. 

General French
FREN C1
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 12hours / week
Level : B2 - vantage or upper intermediate to C1- effective operational proficiency or advanced
Number of students : 12 to 15 people

Fluency in the language to understand long, implicit texts and express oneself in a structured way on complex subjects. 

Specialized courses, each of which deepens its specificities: Synthesis of documents (specialized articles, argued texts), Spelling (rules of lexical and grammatical spelling) Grammar (subordinate sentence, logical relations). It is consolidated by an oral course.

General French
Phonétique
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 2hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to B1- threshold or intermediate
Number of students : 12

To understand and improve French pronunciation through the IPY, discrimination and repetition exercises. 

Enable students to learn the API, correct pronunciation through listening and repetition exercises to correct the most frequent confusions. Courses can take place in a language laboratory in order to work on individual specificities.

General French
FREN A1
 
 
Public : adults | 18 years old or 15 years old (summer)
Duration : 12hours / week
Level : Complete beginner to A1- breakthrough or beginner
Number of students : 15

Acquisition of the basics of French to be able to understand everyday life situations and communicate simply. 

Module unites: Language in context, Written comprehension and expression, Spelling and Grammar. Learning is based on a handbook and develops linguistic, socio-cultural and communicative skills through an action-oriented approach. It is consolidated by an oral course.