Summer Schools by Carré international


This summer, learn and improve your French in one of the most beautiful regions of the world with the Summer Schools by Carré international!

We combine the practice of the French language, with thematic and civilization courses, in order to offer you a unique and immersive experience in the French culture !

In addition to the courses and educational outings, we organize joint excursions for all the summer programs, as well as other fun and touristic activities. We visit the most iconic places: Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur, Etretat, D-Day Landing Beaches, and many more!

See you in 2024 in Caen!

Please note

Registrations are open from February 1st to April 15, 2024 here



For more information you can find us at Campus 1, on the second floor of the “Maison des Langues et de l’International”, Espace AAPI, office Li 245.


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Opening hours

Our offices are open to the public during the following schedules
Monday to Friday : 9:00 – 12:30 | 13:30 – 17:00


These programs are open to anyone aged 18 and over, without prerequisites of a diploma and/or prior level in French language required. A sufficient number of participants is required for the opening of a session or a particular level.

Registrations will be online: registration form

For any specific request, including the registration of a group, please contact us directly by email :


1st Week: Intensive language program FFL (French as a Foreign Language) or English

Total hours: 22.5 hrs
Dates: from June 10th to June 14th 2024
Evaluation: a certificate of participation will be issued to participants.

The objective is to build skills in comprehension, production and interaction in writing and speaking. This is done by integrating the work on prosaic mechanisms, grammatical structures and lexical elements corresponding to the studied language acts.

Please note

Participants are allowed to enroll only for this first week if they wish to.

2nd Week: Specialization

Total hours: 22.5 hrs
Dates: from June 17th to June 21st 2024
Evaluation: a graded certificate will be issued to participants

Students can choose between the three following specializations :

French language and culture

The module combines courses of French language practice and preparation of visits, as well as educational excursions organized by the FLE professors’.

  • Level A1 | A2 : Travel in Normandy
  • Level B1 | B2 | C1: FLE and History
Jean Monnet Module : Memory and Future of the European Union

This module aims to understand the European construction (memory) and its challenges (future) through a program that is multidisciplinary (law, history of law, etc.), participatory and part of a totally innovative pedagogical approach. The module offers students the opportunity to register either for a videoconference, the summer school, or both.

The teaching language is french, and a minimum B1 level is required for the international participants.

For more information about the module and the registration to the videoconferences

Didactics of French as a Foreign Language (FFL)

This module requires a minimum B1 level in French. Its objective is to familiarize the teachers and future teachers with current approaches to language didactics.

It is organized around 3 sequences: oral didactics, work on authentic documents (cinema), and the articulation between learning grammar and written and oral communication at beginner levels.

Please note

As this module is intended for teachers and future teachers of French as a foreign language, candidates may be asked to provide proof of their studies or professional background.


Morning : Practice of the language (45 total hours of courses)

Total hours of courses : 45h
Evaluation : a graded certificate will be issued to the participants

French language training focused on oral and written communication, with a program of strengthening grammatical structures, vocabulary enrichment, and oral practice in an audio-digital laboratory. Complete beginners are not allowed in this session.

Afternoon : Culture and heritage

Total hours of courses : 30h
Evaluation : a graded certificate will be issued to the participants

Embark on a journey to discover French cultural heritage. The placement in the different levels will be decided by teachers of the session.

Beginner to intermediate levels :
  • French society and culture
  • French gastronomy
Intermediate to advanced levels :
  • History in Normandy
  • Writers from/in Normandy
  • Art in Normandy: architecture

Accommodation and catering

We offer two accommodation options, depending on availability. Please note, the accommodation reservation will only be effective after receipt of payment.

Student room in the university campus residence

Furnished single room of approximately 9m2, located in one of the CROUS University residences, 15 minutes by tram from the Maison des Langues et de l’International.. The rooms are equipped with a shower and individual toilet, and students can enjoy unlimited and free internet access (Wi-Fi or wired, depending on the building).

The residences have collective kitchens, allowing students to cook and eat in their room if they wish to. A laundromat is also available, payable by credit card.

Stay with a host family

The Carré international collaborates with an association of families in Caen offering half-board accommodation during the summer schools. In addition to the advantage of enjoying breakfast and dinner included, this option represents an unique immersive experience of French life, the ideal complement for the improvement of the French language.

Lunches can be taken in a CROUS restaurant or cafeteria at an average rate of 6 euros per meal (the meal includes starter, main dish and a dessert).

Campus 1, located in the heart of the city, also provides quick access to the many restaurants in the city center.