You have free access to the Mulhouse and Strasbourg language centers which offer many resources: books, newspapers, computers with language software, tutoring with other students.
A visit of the buildings and a presentation of the language center will be held at the beginning of each semester.
CLAM – Mulhouse
6, rue des frères Lumière
• Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 6 pm
• Friday 8.30 am to 1pm
SPIRAL – Strasbourg
Le Pangloss, 2, allée René Capitant
• Monday-Thursday 12 am
Free Linguistic Tandems and meetings
Here are a few ways to practice French in a more informal atmosphere.
You can form a tandem with a student from Strasbourg University by using the SPIRAL tandem platform.
A supper, a bed for the night and breakfast is offered by your hosts. All they want from you in return is for you to talk to them in your native language. A good way to avoid the hotel/hostel and meet new people on your first days in France!
Language meetings in bars
In Strasbourg, language meetings are organised every month in different bars and cafés.
• Les savons d’Helene, www.lessavonsdhelene.fr
• FrenchEnglishTandem Strasbourg, facebook page
• Franglish Strasbourg, www.strasbourg.franglish.eu
• Esn-Strasbourg, www.esn-strasbourg.eu
• LCF Magazine, www.lcf-magazine.com
Fee-based French classes
Université populaire européenne
If you would like to take French classes on a more regular and intensive basis, you can check the classes at the Université populaire.
IEEF – Institut International d’Études Françaises
IEEF offers intensive French classes of one, two or three weeks in August.
The Alliance Française offers different teaching programmes depending on the type of course you are looking for.
Programmes can be taken over a period of 3 months and will finish with a TCF – Test de Connaissance du Français (Aptitude Test in French)
Learn French Online
Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support
Exchange students within the Erasmus+ programme can ask their the Sending institution about the possibility to access language course on the OLS platform.
You can also find a tandem online on the national Linguistic Tandem website or on My Language Exchange website.
Online exercises and podcasts
• Spiral, www.spiral.unistra.fr
• Savoir.rfi, www.savoirs.rfi.fr
• Apprendre tv5monde, www.apprendre.tv5monde.com
• Podcast francais facile, www.podcastfrancaisfacile.com
• Bonjour de France, www.bonjourdefrance.com
Practice for the DELF, DALF et TCF exam
On CIEP website www.ciep.fr
Evaluate your french level
To evaluate your french level, use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as a reference guide.
You can download it here:
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages