Intensive French in Grenoble: Courses

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The Centre Universitaire d’Etudes Francaises (CUEF) Intensive French Language Program is designed for students who wish to begin, improve or perfect their knowledge of the French language. The CUEF offers 6 levels of language learning from breakthrough to mastery in accordance with the Council of Europe* definitions.

CUEF Intensive French Language course
French 111Elementary (A1 –A2)*
French 211Intermediate (B1)*
French 311Advanced (B2 – C1)*
French 411Superior (C1)*

Total credits: 16 (240 hours/semester)

There is no language prerequisite. Students take a placement test on arrival to decide their appropriate language level.

The aim of this intensive course is to develop both written and oral expression and comprehension by working on grammar and vocabulary while simultaneously learning about French life and culture. Professors provide a wide range of authentic and varied language activities based on newspapers, advertisements, texts from well-known authors, local and national media and films.

Classes meet 5 days a week for 4 hours a day (3 classroom hours and one hour of language laboratory). Classes are small (maximum 16) to encourage active student participation.

Language laboratories Outside class hours, students have access to a language laboratory, computer assisted learning center and a video library which are permanently staffed by specialized professors.

Transcripts are issued by the University of Grenoble. Students are evaluated throughout the semester and the average of these grades, and attendance, are noted on the final transcript.


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