University of Liège courses are given in French. Exchange students therefore need to have sufficient mastery of the language, both written and oral, to understand courses and to take part effectively in seminars and practicals.
We insist that our exchange students should have a minimal knowledge of French (English if all their courses are in English) to attend classes and take exams. Therefore we ask them to join to their Application Form a document testifying their level of French (English). The minimal required level is B1 (B2 for HEC-Management School) (Common European Framework of Reference).
The French Department of the Institut Supérieur des Langues Vivantes (ISLV) (Higher Institute for Modern Languages) organizes French courses throughout the year (even during the summer) and are free for our exchange students.
The French level tests for non-french speaking students attending one ore more French taught-courses in their programme will be organised :
Students with certificates for international tests (DELF-DALF, TCF, TEF, TFLF) taken at an B1 or higher level in 2012 or 2013 do not have to take this test.
Two hours of class, two evenings a week. 16.00 to 18.00 or 18.00 to 20.00 (according to proficiency test results)
ISLV also offers courses combining face-to-face teaching and distance learning, which the learner can take at his own speed, whatever his level. These courses provide teaching of 6 languages: Dutch, English, French as a foreign language, German, Italian and Spanish.
For all information about the french courses at the Gembloux Campus, please click here.