AIFS Abroad

AIFS Study Abroad in Cannes, France
Summer 2019
Course Descriptions


All students take a language course. Level is determined by a placement test after arrival in Cannes regardless of previous study. Students are advised to gain course pre-approval from their home institution for several different levels of French language in order to ensure that they receive credit for the level that they test into. Fifteen hours of instruction are given each week. Recommended credit hours are shown in parentheses and are dependent on length of program selected.

U.S. Council of Europe Definition
French 180 A1.0, A1.1, A1.2, A1.3
French 280 A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, B1.1
French 380 B1.2, B1.3, B2.1, B2.2
French 480 B2.3, C1.1, C1.2, C1.3, C2

Morning classes
Course Code and Credits: French 180 (4) (6) (8) (10) (12)
Course Title: Cours Elémentaire/CIC levels A1.0-A1.3 / Intensive French Language: Elementary
Course Description:
This first-year college level course, for beginners and students with up to 2 years of high school French, concentrates on grammar, conversation, phonetics and writing practice.
Course Code and Credits: French 280 (4) (6) (8) (10) (12)
Course Title: Cours Intermédiaire/CIC levels A2.1-B1.1 / Intensive French Language: Intermediate
Course Description:
Vocabulary, grammar, composition, phonetics and techniques of written expression.
Course Code and Credits: French 380 (4) (6) (8) (10) (12)
Course Title: Cours Intermédiaire II/CIC levels B1.2-B2.2 / Intensive French Language: Upper Intermediate
Course Description:
Sequence of tenses, moods and subordinate clauses. Objectives include acquiring informal, colloquial and refined levels of language and writing styles. French civilization is studied along social, political, economic and cultural themes.
Course Code and Credits: French 480 (4) (6) (8) (10) (12)
Course Title: Cours Avancé/CIC levels B2.3-C2 / Intensive French Language: Advanced
Course Description:
Structural exercises in grammar and correct use of commercial, administrative, journalistic, familiar, colloquial and formal forms. French civilization is studied along social, political, economic and cultural themes.

Elective Class (Available for Sessions 2 and 3 only)
Course Code and Credits: French 102/202/302/402 (1)
Course Title:
Course Description:
This course meets for 24 hours total in July only and is recommended for one credit. It is for students who wish to increase their communicative competence with additional hours of language instruction. Please note that this class is taught in the afternoon.