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Language preparation

Improve your language level before you leave!

If you are going on exchange or to do an internship through the Erasmus+ programme, you will receive an email inviting you to take an online language test allowing you to find out your language level and giving you access to free and unlimited online courses. You will then be able to sit a test after your time abroad to measure your progress.

These tests are obligatory for everyone who completes Erasmus+, but the results won't stop you from going abroad or from receiving your Erasmus+ grant. You won't be penalised if you get a bad result! The aim of the test is to help you evaluate your language level and give you the opportunity to progress with the help of online courses. 

PRI-petit-logo-erasmus  Erasmus+ Programme is co-financed by the European Union. 

The University of Burgundy's Language centre is open to everyone who wishes to learn, restart, maintain or perfect their foreign languages.

The centre offers:

  • courses available to everyone, in many languages and at different levels;
  • independent-learning schemes, which allow the user to access programmes specifically designed to facilitate language learning and which will also allow the chance to speak with native speaker tutors;
  • an extra Intercultural module allowing students to take free foreign language classes and gain experience working as a language tutor in an international context;
  • language proficiency tests : CLES, TOEFL, TOEIC. In preparation for these exams, you may find these online resources useful : English, German, Spanish.

There are a number of websites which offer language tandems: someone who can help you to learn or improve a foreign language in exchange for you helping them to learn your own native language. These conversations can take place online or face to face.

Examples of tandem language websites:

Find a buddy with the student society ESN InsiDijon! You can talk and improve your foreign language with an international student who is currently registered at uB and also discover their culture before you go abroad!

Find out more:


PRI-petit-logo-erasmus  Erasmus+ Programme is co-financed by the European Union. 

Take a look at the International office's Facebook page to find publications of the summer and winter schools that we regularly receive from our partner universities. We also publish offers from other establishments from all across the world.

These schools offer foreign language courses or courses in different study areas either in English or in the language of the host country. These schools often take place during several weeks of the winter or summer holidays. The courses also give you the opportunity to discover the country in a multicultural context with other foreign students, by offering trips and excursions.

The costs of the schools are paid by the student.


  • Think about reading in foreign languages, even if you don't understand everything. The aim is to successfully understand the text as a whole and to improve little by little. There are many editors who publish simplified works with simple phrases and a more limited vocabulary so that you can start.
  • Download radio applications on your phone and listen to programmes and songs on foreign radio channels.
  • When you watch TV or online content, try and find them in your foreign language!

Try and find varied methods and don't become discouraged!

uB International office contacts.

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