French as a Foreign

Stage BELC Université d’été ▾

What are BELC trainings ?

The BELC training, organized by the CIEP (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques), are intensive courses offered to teacher trainers every year on the campus of the Université de Nantes. BELC training are intensive professional course focus on four main objectives: improving instruction, improving training, improving evaluation, and improving classroom management.

At the end of this two week training, a certificate will be awarded to the participant.


Please see below for eligibility criteria, application, and other important details.


Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 23, 2018


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2 grants offered in 2018

BELC Dates 2018: July 2 - 27

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Eligibility criteria

- Currently holding a teacher training position or in the processing of becoming a teacher trainer

- Must be an American citizen or permanent resident (French nationals may not apply for the BELC grants) 

- Must have intermediate proficiency level in French (at least C1* level on the CEFR scale) 

- Those who have received a grant from the French government within the last three years are not eligible to apply. 

*C1 level speakers can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning; express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes and produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Financial contribution

Each BELC grant includes:

  • BELC application fees 
  • Train economy tickets from Paris to Nantes
  • Housing and meals in French host families or on campus
  • A financial aid in the amount of $1,200 USD for international flight from city of residence to Paris and back (each grantee will have to buy his/her own flight tickets and will receive a refund in the amount of $1,200 maximum after the training)