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Parlez-vous français?
No? Then it’s time to learn French! French is famous for its beautiful, melodic sound, but did you know that it is spoken by approximately 220 million people on every continent? French is currently the sixth most spoken language in the world. It is the official language of 29 countries, and it is an official language of many international organizations, including the UN, NATO and the EU. France is also Germany’s most important commercial partner.

We offer French courses from level A1.1 to C1 following the CEFR.

There are also courses on special topics, for specific target groups or to improve certain skills, such as 'French B2 - Preparation Course for a semester abroad' or 'French C1 - s'exprimer à l'écrit comme à l'oral'.

Not every course may be offered every semester.
Please determine your course level by taking our placement test.

Intensive courses (course levels may vary) take place during the semester break in spring and fall.

The intensive courses take place over a shorter period of time, but have more training units per week than the courses during the semester. The number of ECTS and the workload is therefore the same as for the semester-long courses.

Current dates and registration deadlines can be found on our homepage.

You can find a complete overview of our course program in TUMonline.

More Offers

Would you like to make contact with other TUM students or employees and at the same time improve your language skills in a flexible and practical way? At TUMtandem we will find a tandem partner for you within TUM and support your joint learning process. More information on TUMtandem

The certificate from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) is intended to facilitate your applications for short-term international studies/ work experience abroad.

You do not need a DAAD Certificate for all programs or activities abroad. Please contact the TUM Global & Alumni Office or your faculty coordinator to see which form of proof you need for your plans abroad. 

You can find out how to obtain a DAAD certificate from the TUM Language Center here

The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) offers online language courses for French. The courses can be a useful supplement to the French courses at TUM.

Please note that the TUM Language Center cannot guarantee that ECTS will be awarded for these courses. 
All courses at vhb are free of charge for TUM students and registration is done with the TUM ID.

More detailed information about the courses can be found in the course descriptions.

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Photo of Staff: Eckert, Astrid and Heddergott, Andreas / TUM.

Jeanine Bartanus
Head of French Program

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