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.
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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 French
B1 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.
International Year One in Languages, Literature and Culture will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Colorado State University. Upon
International Year One in Languages, Literature and Culture will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Colorado State University.
Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at Colorado State University. This transition from an INTO International Year One program to a university degree program is called progression.
Degree Program Components
120 credit hour program
8-32 credit hours apply from Pathway
88-112 credits remaining toward a degree
Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.
Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university.
Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers.
Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway.
Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 Semesters
Start dates: 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May
Fees: From $18,510
Class hours: 12-16 hours per week
Class size: 14
Award: This program leads to the following bachelor's degree programs at Colorado State University within the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures: Spanish, BA or French, BA.
Academic requirements: High school diploma; 2.3 GPA.
English language requirements: From IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent
Age requirements: 16 years and above.