Target audience :
Any person who has completed secondary school studies and who wishes to learn French or improve his/her knowledge. This French course can provide access to student status and card.
From beginner (A1) to advanced (C1). Level A1 only during the 1st semester, level C1 only during the 2nd semester, on condition a minimum number of students are enrolled. On the first day, students take a written placement test. They are placed into groups corresponding to their language level. There are 15 students per group on average (10 to 20 depending on level).
Pedagogical approach :
Pedagogical objectives are defined according to the Common European Language Framework (CELF). You can refer to the CELF global scale to know more about CELF levels.
- Use of a textbook and workbook (provided by the Language Centre).
- Communicative activities using a wide range of media (audio, video, press...).
- Study of the language connected with active discovery of the city of Avignon and the region of Provence (meetings, interviews, treasure hunts ...).
- Study of the language based on individual or group projects.
- Language laboratory work and/or multimedia lessons.
Each language course unit is built around a dominant skill : speaking, writing, reading, listening. In addition, the following course units are offered:
- phonetics (A1 to B1 levels): 1.30 hour per week;
- French culture and society: from 1.30 hour to 3 hours per week;
- creative writing: (for B1 or B2 levels only): 3 hours per week;
- history or literature (for C1 level only, during the second semester): 3 hours per week.
Additional activities :
- Optional workshops can be offered (cinema, theatre, poetry, song ...).
- It is possible for students to enrol in sports or cultural activities offered at the university.
- Advanced students may also attend lectures at the university (e.g. history, literature, law ...) as “auditeurs libres” (subject to availability). "Auditeurs libres" attend lectures but cannot take examinations and do not receive grades.
- Student association Echanges, whose goal is to facilitate the integration of international students and to get local and international students to mix, offers a wide range of activities throughout the academic year (excursions, cultural events, parties etc.).
Certificates and examinations :
Students are assessed regularly. A transcript of records is provided at the end of the semester. They can obtain a University Diploma in French Studies (DUEF), which is worth 30 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System). Our Language Centre is a member of ADCUEFE (Association of French Language Centres in French universities). The University Diploma in French Studies is recognized by all ADCUEFE members.
Fees for 2016-17 :
1 semester : € 1360, including € 600 for pre-registration.
2 semesters: € 2580, including € 900 for pre-registration.
For enrolment, a cheque of € 600 for one semester or € 900 for two semesters must be sent to the Language Centre (SdL) together with the application form. The amount can be paid by international banking transfer, too.
- Session 1: September, 2017 to December , 2017.
- Session 2: January, 2018 May, 2018 .
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