The objective of the French Stream of the European Studies course is to make you proficient in French.
You will start out with acquiring the skills of a basic user (able to communicate in everyday life). You will then be trained to become an independent user (able to communicate fluently in daily life, including at work and university).
The ultimate goal is to become a proficient user (able to use the language flexibly and creatively even in very demanding, complex situations).
Language Learning in the course is structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), issued by the Council of Europe and recommended by a European Union Council Resolution in 2001.
By the end of Year I, students will attend a compulsory summer intensive course in French organized by the department of GIS.
At the end of Year II and Year IV, students will be asked to take 2 examinations: The DELF B2 (Diplôme d'études en langue française) and DALF C1 (Diplôme approfondi en langue française) which respectively correspond to the level "independent " and "proficient" of the CEFR. These diplomas are awarded by the French Education Ministry as official certificates of French Language ability for non-native speakers and are required for admission to French tertiary institutions of education. (visit the official website)
Please read the chart to understand more about the language skills taught at the various stages.
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