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Face-To-Face Semester Courses

Cursos cuatrimestrales presenciales. Tus clases de idiomas de siempre


All levels and sub-levels from A1 to C1 are offered, provided there are enough students enrolled in the level. Interested students who have previous knowledge of the language will take a level test to determine which course can join.


Duration: 40 hours

One class per week, 4 hours each class.

Continuous assessment.


1C 2024/25: To be confirmed

This is the course

The face-to-face courses offered by the Centro de Idiomas in partnership with the Institut Français have a communicative focus and work on all of the language competences, oral as well as written.

All the teaching hours given by a teacher ensure interaction with the teacher and with classmates.

The Institut Français offers general French courses and preparation for official exams every year.



  • 380 €


5% discount for students enrolled in the previous semester courses.

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On the Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo campuses:

  • to be confirmed


The Language Centre in partnership with the Institut Français offers face-to-face semester French courses on different campuses of the UC3M. More information: Click here

Registration period for the first semester 2024/25: to be confirmed


Level test: 

Mandatory if you are a new non-beginner student or if you have been with the Institut français for more than 6 months since your last course.

If you indicate in the place application that you need a level test, the French institute will send you a link to take the placement test and determine which course you can take.

  • Ventajas

    1. UC3M students attending French courses benefit from the free IF Pass and become members of the Institut Français during the course and three following months.

    IF Pass allows them to immerse themselves in the French language through a wide range of linguistic and cultural activities and exclusive benefits:

    • Free access to the largest French library in Spain and to the Culturethèque online library.
    • Discounts on cultural activities organised by the Institut Français in Madrid.
    • Invitations, promotions and discounts at partner establishments in Madrid.

    The IF Pass can be downloaded from the student's profile on the Institut Français platform.

    More information: IF Pass

    2.  Throughout the year, students can learn or improve their French spending a language stay in France. In exclusive centres, they will live an enriching experience at the pace of the French. The administrative costs (50€) are free for them.

    More information on: Language stays in France

  • Objectives
    • Engage in comprehensive work in all communicative competences, oral as well as written.
    • Acquire the tools necessary to improve oral fluency appropriate to the level.
    • Improve and broaden the student’s lexical range.
    • Work towards attaining grammatical accuracy.
  • Attendance


    A student may only be absent for up to 20% of the course (8 hours) for any reason.

    A student who fails to meet the attendance requirement for any reason will be allowed to take the final examination but will not receive credit.