University diploma for English trainers

Presentation and goals

The course takes place over four separate intensive weeks of classes during the second semester, combined with a large personal workload spread over the semester, including guided distance learning. There is also a 30-hour training period of classroom observation and teaching practice.

Skills gained :

  • A solid grounding in the tools necessary to become a trainer in English as a foreign language, mainly to a French adult population
  • A balanced mix of theory and practical skills for teaching English
  • A variety of specific knowledge and skills (linguistics, teaching language through theatre, digital and social networking for language teaching, instructional design, etc.)

On completion of the course, as a qualified English trainer, you will be able to create and adapt resources and learning activities for your learners and assess their progress.

This course is designed to train candidates who already have wish to become professional English trainers with a university-level vocational qualification.

Calendar of weeks of consolidation for the 2022-2023 session :
• 30 January to 3 February 2023
• 6 to 10 March 2023
• 17 to 21 April 2023
• 19 to 23 June 2023



International dimension :

Internationally-oriented programmes



130 hours of teaching : 117 hours of classroom face-to-face teaching over 4 intensive weeks, 13 hours of face-to-face distance teaching and 30 hours of work placement.

Practica, projects, and missions

Internship: Mandatory
Duration: 30h
Internship abroad: In France or abroad

Content: mainlyclassroom observation & analysis, preparing teaching materials and teaching a few hours (typically 10-20% of the placement).

Possible contexts: private language schools, primary, secondary or tertiary sector (universities, IUTs, engineering schools, etc.), associations, etc.

Mentoring / tutoring: individual or in groups of two.

Registration and scholarships

Registration and scholarships

Access condition

 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. If you do not have the required degree to be admitted onto the course, there is a process whereby your professional experience and skills may be recognised as equivalent to a three-year university degree (validation of personal and professional achievements (VAPP).

Candidature / Application

Admissions procedure and dates for 2022

  • Main enrolment procedure: 25/8/2021 - 30/9/2021
  • Second enrolment procedure : 20/10/2021 - 06/11/2021

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You can find a tutorial for the on-line e-Candidate process here)

Applications will be considered when all the necessary paperwork is in order.


C1 level English (certified by an external language certification / a Bachelor's degree in English, Une licence LLCER / LEA, etc.) or native English speaker and B1 level French or native French speaker.

Target group

  • Teachers and trainers of English as a foreign language for adults who lack qualification or training.
  • People who wish to teach in private language schools, primary, secondary or tertiary sector (universities, IUTs, engineering schools, etc.), associations, etc.