A pathway program is one in which students develop second language skills while taking courses to earn credits towards their chosen area of study. Most pathway programs are a year in length.
What is an undergraduate pathway in French? This program is geared towards developing and deepening participants’ understanding of the French culture. Some topics that may be covered throughout the program include French art, literature, history, government and economics. At the end of the program, students may be required to demonstrate their language proficiency via a written and verbal exam. Some courses may require scholars to take a class abroad to fully immerse them in the French culture.
Individuals who complete this program tend to possess several desirable skills and traits, including strong communication skills, outstanding diplomatic skills and a keen ability to multitask. Each of these qualities may come in handy in numerous career fields.
The cost of a pathway program is different at each school, and factors such as the location of the institution and the duration of the program may affect the total cost of tuition. Individuals are encouraged to do their research before applying.
Though many who successfully graduate from this program go on to pursue a higher degree, some may opt to go directly into the working world. These individuals may find success in the government and private sectors as diplomats, translators, teacher aids, foreign correspondents and marketing specialists. However, if students hope to become teachers, international emissaries, lawyers or foreign consultants, they should complete a bachelor’s program, at the very least.
Several learning institutions offer pathway programs in French, but at which school a student chooses to enroll all depends on his or her location, finances and schedule. Online courses may be the most convenient option for some. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Students enrolled in DEUF also benefit from an educational tutoring (depending on the subjects studied) during which they meet with educational tutors who help them in the choice and validation of their courses and answer their educational questions according to the discipline of the student. [+]
Level of study: All levels of study
Period of study: One semester or one academic year
Language level required:
French level required to attend courses taught in FrenchB1 level for all courses except information & communication C1 level for information and communication courses Certificate or attestation required along with nomination
Contents of the programs:Common core curriculum French as a foreign language : 20 hours per semester/5 credits Introduction to French Culture and Civilization: 10 hours per semester/3 credits Elective courses: Courses to be chosen in all faculties. For further information on courses available, please refer to the course catalogue. ... [-]