French: general, on-site (A1-B2)

Courses from Level A1 to Level B2.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Strong points

  • Communicative approach
  • Small groups
  • Participative classes
  • All the communicative skills are worked on
  • Added value for job searches
  • University level


  • Certificates for levels A1, A2, B1 and B2.
  • Pass certificates for courses 3A and 4th.
  • Certificates recognised by the Government of Catalonia and the Catalan university system.

On-site courses of four hours per week (Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays), throughout the academic year or in four-monthly periods: October to January and February to May, depending on the level. 

Level A1, A2: four-month courses of 60 hours. 
Level B1: year-long course of 120 hours.
Level B2.1 and B2.2: year-long courses of 100 hours.

Summer courses characteristics
Our summer courses are intensive and take place over just a few weeks. See more details.

There may be changes to courses at the Language Service if the university, in accordance with the health authorities, decides to place restrictions on face-to-face teaching.

Based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Credit recognition 
Recognition for up to 12 ECTS credits

Course syllabuses

Certificate demonstrating a pass in the previous level (or results of a level test). 
Age over 18.  
It is not necessary to be a member of the UAB community.

French Summer Course level A1 - 120 hours (60 hours onsite)    


Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 433,00 € 473,00 €
Associated University Community 458,00 € 498,00 €
Others 539,00 € 579,00 €


General french on-site level B1 - 240 hours (120 hours on-site)    


Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 881,00 € 921,00 €
Associated University Community 930,00 € 970,00 €
Others 1.094,00 € 1.134,00 €


French Courses 1/2 year levels B1.1 or B1.2 - 120 hours (60 hours on-site)    


Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 515,00 € 555,00 €
Associated University Community 544,00 € 584,00 €
Others 640,00 € 680,00 €


General french levels B2.1 and B2.2 - 200 hours (100 hours on-site)    


Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 854,00 € 894,00 €
Associated University Community 905,00 € 945,15 €
Others 1.065,00 € 1.105,00 €


French Courses 1/2 year levels B2.1 and B2.2 - 100 hours (50 hours on-site)    


Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 487,00 € 527,00 €
Associated University Community 516,00 € 556,00 €
Others 607,00 € 647,00 €

* The total amount is the price of the course plus administrative management fees (€40).

- The second enrolments and subsequent registrations have a bonus of €40
- Associated University Community has a 15% disccount on external prices.
- Returned receipts and refunds incur a handling fee payable by the bank account holder. The amount of this handling fee is € 2.50.


  • Mobility students: Students who come to the UAB as part of a mobility programme (Erasmus, Seneca...)..
  • UAB students and staff: Students (undergraduate and postgraduate), academic staff and administrative and service staff of UAB centres.
  • Associtet University Community: Amics UAB; Esfera UAB; Parc de Recerca; Alumni UAB; Students, Teaching Staff and PAS of Affiliated Schools, Alumni Servei de Llengües, Fundació Autònoma, etc., and UPC Affiliated Schools.

Summer course: open in person from 6 May 2024.

To enrol on a language-level course at UAB Idiomes Campus you need to show a certificate to confirm you have passed the previous level or else take a level test.

Opening hours:

Mondays to Fridays,, 9 to 14 and 15 to 20 h

Phone times (93 581 13 25):

Mondays to Fridays, 9.30 to 12.30 and 15 to 18 h.



Please note:

- Your enrolment will be finalised when we have confirmed that the entry requirements have been met.
- The number of places on our courses is limited, so we deal with enrolment requests in the order they arrive.
- When you have enrolled, we will contact you to confirm this and give you the payment instructions, where appropriate.

UAB Idiomes reserves the right to cancel a group if a minimum number of students has not enrolled.

UAB Idiomes offers you the following facilities and discounts for enrolment:

UAB Idiomes Campus

15% discount on the less/least expensive course fee if you study more than one language.
15% discount for single-parent families.
15 % discount for victims of gender-based violence or terrorism.
15% discount for officially recognised “large families” (currently, three or more children).
 15% discount for those who have presented accreditation of their economic situation with a view to paying fees as a grant holder and who fulfil the requirements.  

Attention important:

1. The discounts are non-cumulative.
2. The proof of the discount requested must be provided at the time of enrollment or within 10 calendar days after the enrollment.

If you’re a student starting you can apply for one of the UAB Idiomes grants.


Call for applications for UAB grants and other support to meet the university community's needs regarding languages. You can find specific information on each call on the links below.

For students

UAB students can also apply for PARLA3 grants from the Catalan Government (Generalitat).

For teaching staff and administration and services staff 

Level, dates and schedules

SUMMER COURSE  from 1 to 26 July.

Time: Mondays to Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (onsite)

(The course does not include the accreditation exam)


     Calendar        Days and hours
2.10.2023 to 31.1.2024        Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 to 5 pm

     Calendar       Days and hours
19.2.2024 to 17.6.2024       Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 to 3 pm


Module      Calendar       Days and hours
1 2.10.2023 to 31.01.2024      Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 to 5 pm
2 19.02.2024 to 17.06.2024


Module      Calendar       Days and hours
1 10.10.2023 to 23.01.2024      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 5 pm
2 13.02.2024 to 16.05.2024


Module      Calendar       Days and hours
1      9.10.2023 to 22.1.2024       Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 to 5 pm
2     13.02.2024 to 16.5.2024       Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 6 pm


  • Levels
  • Start: 09/10/2023
  • End: 16/05/2024
  • Mode: Classroom-based
  • Place: Campus