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Located in the heart of the Loire Valley (UNESCO World Heritage) and only one hour from Paris by train, the Institute of French language (IDF) is a good place to learn French language and discover the French culture.

The Institute is a common faculty established in July 2007. Its mission is to participate and cooperate in the international policy of the university of Orleans by, in particular, providing French as a Foreign Language (FLE) courses to a foreign non-francophone or allophone public.

Batiment IDF


Since 2008, the Institute has been accredited with the label “Qualité Français Langue Etrangère” (Quality of French as a Foreign Language) delivered by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Communication. This label renewed in 2013, 2017 and 2021 has 5 criterias :

  • training, teaching
  • teachers
  • welcome, support
  • premises, safety, equipment,
  • management


    The students benefit from the various University facilities, including the multimedia lab and the university libraries, which will facilitate their personal work, along with the athletic facilities and university restaurants.

    The French Institute allows students to live among French students and to participate to the campus associative and cultural life which will make your stay in the Orleans University really pleasant and convenient.

    The Institute staff has a direction team, an administrative team and a teacher team.


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