The Training  

The training nature:  The CEIL of Guelma University assures a range of training in different languages that is presented in two sessions:

Semi - intensive lectures in foreign languages (English and French)

The semi-intensive lectures of foreign languages are intended to acquire both (English and French) .Teaching is going to be in small groups of 20 students maximum. Those lectures are taken from Sunday to Thursday from 14.00h to 17.00h and Saturday from 9.00h to 12.00h (03 hours per week/ 50 hours per trimester). For more information consult our calendar.

The Centre offers two quarterly sessions every year. The sessions start on Sunday at the session beginning (all levels: the starters and intermediate levels) and ended by the last Thursday of the third month of the training.

For the students, the Foreign Languages Teaching Centre proposes   oral and writing sessions. The lectures are held from Saturday to Thursday, from 14.00h to 17.00h and Saturday from 09.00h to 12.00h.

The candidates carry out oral and written tests on the first date of their arrival in order to define their level.

The students are obliged to pass a final test that permits them to have the level certificate.

French semi-intensive lectures

The Intensive Centre of Teaching Languages can help the students in developing their French language with a teaching method suitable to their level, their schedule as well as their needs in a pleasant environment.  They benefit of several interactions with dynamic teachers in a classes of a limited size.

English semi-intensive lectures

Mastering English language enrich a lot the life`s aspects, she opens career`s prospective and widens the limits of knowledge. The Intensive Centre of Teaching Languages benefits its students in practicing this language.  It teaches them to speak, understand, read and write with teaching methods suitable to their level, their schedule and their needs in a pleasant environment.

The students are going to pass a test exactly at the beginning of their inscription. According to that test the students are going to be divided into different levels.

The 4 levels are corresponded to the Common European Framework of Reference (it is considered as the international standard for teaching /learning languages).  According to which the students are going to be divided into groups.

The 4 sub-levels correspond to the degree of mastering a foreign language, testing the familiarity and the ability of the learners.

A1 + A2 are related to the elementary use whereas B1 + B2 are related to the independent use.

Sub-level A1:

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way and provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Sub-level A2:

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Sub-level B1:

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Sub-level B2:

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

You have to know that each level (or sub-level) contains 4 necessary skills (Writing, reading, speaking and listening)

The general characteristics of the training

The training is designed for the university students and external learners who are organized in two sessions of 50h through 3 months each. The first starts at the beginning of January. The second starts in April.

Training TSP (Training for Specific Purposes)    

This training permits public adults to acquire and improve their skills in foreign languages (French and English) for professional activity or superior studies. The center offers two TSP for its students.

2-1- Training of specific purposes, for teachers and for PhDs of the university aiming at improving their English for professional needs

2-2 Training of specific purposes is destined for the granted students of 8 May Guelma University


Guelma presidency represented by her Rector, gives instructions that the foreign students (subscribe in the university) who want to learn Arabic and the new bachelor students of the following departments: math, computer and material  science (MCMS); natural and life sciences (NLS); technical science (TS); architecture and preparatory school who want to be improved their French language have to subscribe free.