FRENCH LANGUAGE - SUMMER SEMESTER 2007
The courses offered by the CIEF are open to adults aged 18 and over
(for under-age students, please consult us for our special conditions). Minimum academic requirement: proof of completion of secondary education (baccalaureat or equivalent).
Placement tests are held at the beginning of each session.
Classes take place on the campus of the University of Burgundy.
The teaching staff, all specialists in French as a foreign language,
are present from the day you arrive to look after your orientation.
The administrative staff are available to help you with all questions
concerning your stay in Dijon, your studies and accommodation.
Situated in the University's central administration building, the CIEF's media center provides speciallydesigned individual study facilities for students who can also obtain advice and guidance from the librarian.
Additional computers, for word-processing and internet and e-mail access, are available,free of charge, in multimedia rooms on the campus.
The CIEF offers semester courses throughout the year: Summer (June to September), Fall (October to January), and Spring (February to May).
These courses are designed for beginners as well as for all those wishing to extend and improve their knowledge of French.
Each semester lasts 15 weeks.
The first week begins with an orientation test to determine students' level, and continues with guided tours of the university campus and the town, as well as excursions, conferences and cultural activities.
Classes are held over 13 weeks. The final week is set aside for examinations.
Organization of teaching
Levels: Beginners to Advanced
The courses follow the levels defined by the Council of Europe :
A: Basic User B: Independent User C: Proficient User
Number of hours: between 15 and 20 each week (depending on the level and the options followed)
Language classes and workshops (compulsory at all levels)
Lectures on subjects of general cultural interest (compulsory for diploma courses)
University courses in different Faculties of the University of Burgundy (during the fall and spring semesters)
The language classes and workshops use up-to-date language-learning methods and original documentary material.
Students are provided with full details of the lectures and optional courses at the beginning of each semester. Subjects include :
History, Literature, Philosophy, Economics, Politics, Art ...
Workshops and cultural activities
A program of social and cultural activities is organized providing a complement to classroom learning :
- French songs,
- University clubs...
Assessment - Certificates - Diplomas
At each level, continuous assessment is organized, based on assignments, tests and examinations.
For some diploma courses, a certain number of options will be required.
Students who obtain advanced level diplomas may apply for admission to the second year in the university French department.
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