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We would like to inform you that the French for Foreign Students department - F.Et.E - will be closed from July 13 to August 25, 2024.

The department will reopen on August 26, 2024 at the usual times:
09:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30

We thank you for your understanding and wish you a pleasant summer.

We look forward to seeing you in September with new learning opportunities.

The F.Et.E. Department team!

NEWS: Screening of the film "Même si tu vas sur la lune"

As part of the "Rencontres du F.Et.E", we are delighted to announce the screening of the documentary "Même si tu vas sur la lune" (1h33), directed by Laurent Rodriguez,

About the film: Shot over a period of 6 years, Laurent Rodriguez's documentary film Même si tu vas sur la lune (1h33) follows the lives of 4 Syrian students in the DU Passerelle programme at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Through accounts of their experiences, it tackles the issues of learning French and resuming their studies, exile and identity, and shows the tug-of-war between cultures, identities and countries. It reflects the path taken by students in exile enrolled in all the DU Passerelle programmes, including the one at Paris Nanterre University.
Event details :
Date: Thursday 24 October 2024 at 6.30 pm
Place: Université Paris Nanterre - GRAPPIN Building - Amphi B2

Since its release on 20 March 2024, the film has been shown at several universities in the MEnS network, including us.

For more information, see the trailer at this link: Film trailer.

The press kit is available by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you there to share in this unique and rewarding experience.

The F.Et.E. department team


The placement test will assess your level of French. Access to the course you have applied for on ecandidat will depend on your test results. The test will take place online.
The number of DU places is limited to 24. Not all applications will be accepted.

How to take the test

    Registration on e-candidat
    Invitation: Candidates selected at the end of the e-candidat campaign from 30 April to 14 May 2024 will receive a detailed invitation with all the instructions needed to access the online placement test.
    Date and time: The test will take place online only on 28 May 2024. You will be notified of the time slots at a later date.
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Equipment required: A stable internet connection, working headphones (use of Google Chrome is recommended).

If you have any questions, please contact us before 27 May 2024.

The F.Et.E. department team

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Dear students,
The entire teaching and administrative team extends our warmest wishes for the new year!
May 2024 be a year filled with discoveries, academic achievements, and enriching experiences within our department.
We are thrilled to support you in your academic endeavors. Classes will commence on January 22nd, and you can already access your schedules by clicking HERE. We are excited to welcome you for the second semester!
May this year be marked by memorable moments and progress in your linguistic and cultural journey.
Best wishes from the entire team at the F.Et.E department!

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Radio project: "Voix sans frontières" program with ALIGRE FM

Podcasts of shows recorded between November 27 and December 3, 2023 are available by clicking HERE

Their names are Frank, Sebitha, Kourosh, Kateryna, Beshr, Masud, Khadidja, Christina, Jones, Tariq, Tasir, Mohamed, Oksana, Melo, Farahmand. They come from Colombia, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Congo, Ghana, Iran and Sri Lanka. They are all enrolled in the DU PASSERELLE program at the University of Nanterre to learn French and enter a degree program sometimes, but not always, related to their previous training. Because wandering is not an identity, Aligre FM opens its microphone to them for a week and invites you to listen to the journeys, projects and points of view on life and the world of these men and women from elsewhere. This thematic week is the first part of a project in partnership with Nanterre University's DU PASSERELLE.
For more information and to follow the adventures of these students, here are the social networks for real-time updates:
Link to Facebook profile
Link to instagram
Link to twitter (X)

Labeled department

"The department in the spotlight in the Journal Point Commun!"
We're delighted to share an exclusive article in the latest issue of our university newspaper, Point Commun. The article highlights our department's recent award of the prestigious Qualité FLE label. Discover exclusive details of this exceptional recognition awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Go behind the scenes of the rigorous audit process and explore the perspectives of our co-directors, Stefania Cubbedu-Proux and Charlotte Foucaut, on the importance of this label for our establishment. Read the full article in the latest issue of Point Commun to find out more about this remarkable achievement, which demonstrates our commitment to excellence in teaching French as a foreign language (FLE). Active training with immersion outings in Paris, Nanterre and the University; with digital supports such as the coursenligne platform.

Please join us in celebrating this distinction, which reinforces our determination to offer quality teaching and an exceptional learning environment to our international students.

The entire team at the French for International Students (FETE) department welcomes you.


Updated on 09 juillet 2024