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International summer courses - Programme - English

Session 1 :  June 11  - June 29, 2018 included
Session 2 : July 2 - July 20, 2018 included

By combining the practice of French with thematic curriculum, our international summer courses (CIE) offer a unique immersion into French culture amongside students from all over the world. 

Classes are conducted by professors of carré international with an experience of teaching French as a Foreign Language.

Mornings are dedicated to the practice of language with 45 hours of oral and written communication, reinforcement of grammatical structure, vocabulary enrichment and oral practice in an audio lab.

For the afternoons, students can choose one of the thematic tracks which all include 30h of lectures and site visits:

- Culture & heritage: (session 1 and/or 2),
- The Battle of Normandy (session 1 - Fr and Eng)
- French cinema (session 1 - B1 level of French minimum requirement)
- Business & management (session 1 - Eng)
- FFL Didactics (session 1 - B1 level of French minimum requirement)
- Peace and Human Rights (session 2 - B1 level of French minimum requirement)

Students can also choose an alternative non-academic program of cultural, sport and leisures activities:
"Leisure & visits" program (30 hrs) - session 1 and/or2


  1. Sessions 1 & 2 : attendance certificate (with grades) delivered to students each session.
  2. Optional DELF and DALF exams (A1 to C1) - on registration
The DELF/DALF is an official French-language diploma awarded by the Ministry of Education which evaluates the 4 compentences : oral and written comprehension and oral and written productions. 
Informations on :

Fee-paying registration (€95) to be made upon CIE registration.

Exams only open if a sufficient number of participants is reached for each level.

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Last update : January 23, 2018



Office of Summer courses and specific programs 
Building i - Office Li 114
Stéphanie Gouttry
+33(0)2 31 56 59 90

Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
10 to 12 am and 1.30 to 4 pm



Student handbook CIE 2017
Leaflet CIE 2018 - French
Leaflet CIE 2018 - English
Poster CIE 2018

Program description:

Practice of French (45hrs - morning)

Afternoon thematic tracks (30h):

Université de Caen Normandie
Esplanade de la Paix | CS 14032 | 14032 CAEN cedex 5