COURSE DATES : 3 to 14 February 2020 (2 weeks)
  Dates of enrollment
     Standard rate      Member rate*
 8 December 2019 to 19 January 2020  CHF 600.-  CHF 500.-
 20 January to 29 January 2020  CHF 700.-  CHF 600.-


*Members of the University of Geneva: registered students, exchange students, administrative staff, teaching staff, students Horizon Académique.


Classes are open to students of all levels: beginners (A0), A1-A2-B1-B2-C1.

2 weeks before the beginning of classes, all enrolled students receive a link for an online level test.

The online level test is compulsory in order to follow the program. For complete beginners, no test is required.

More information on levels.



12 to 19 people per class.

Courses take place every day from Monday to Friday.

Schedule: 9am - 12pm (including 15 minutes break)

Number of course periods*: 36

*1 academic hour = 45 minutes

Course programme:  training in the five skills (oral and written expression, oral and written comprehension, interaction).

All course materials are provided on the first day of classes.



Optional activities (workshops, courses and conferences) are organised every day in the afternoons.

Schedule: 12.30pm - 5pm

Number of course periods*: 50

*1 academic hour = 45 minutes

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the optional activities with no enrollment and at no extra charge.

Activities are classified by level required and grammar, written, oral and prononciation skills, etc.

More information on the optional activities.



- free library and media library access

- sports and cultural activities

- public conferences

More information on University of Geneva services.



In order to obtain a certificate of attendance, students must attend all classes and comply with the teacher's requirements.

Two absences maximum are tolerated.

Students do not obtain ECTS credits for the 2-week course.

In order to obtain an official certificate of achievement, a French exam is organised on August 2020.

More information on the exam of the French Summer Course.


It is also possible to take the DELF/DALF exam in Geneva: click here.