|Duration:||Regular (26 contact hours in 13 weeks) | Conversational course (26 contact hours in 13 weeks).|
|Studyload:||Each week: 2 contact hours (including a break) and 2 hours independent study.|
The French language courses of the University of Groningen Language Centre focus on speaking and understanding French in everyday situations that you might come across in France. A French language course can help you to update your half-forgotten skills or to expand your existing skills. Grammar is used to support the language acquisition.
French Language Courses
- French level A1 > A2 is for participants with basic knowledge of French, who have had around 4 years of French at secondary school. You still have a basic knowledge of French and can participate in a simple conversation about familiar topics if your partner is prepared to help you.
- French conversational course level A2 > A2/B1 The course will focus on conversational skills practised with fellow students, the teacher or the entire group. The language of instruction will be French. Various topics will be discussed using different working methods. Speaking exercises with a grammar component may be included in the course.
- French level A2 > A2/B1 is for participants who have taken the Level A1 > A2 French course at the Language Centre or have reached a comparable level of proficiency, to be proven by a conversation with the teacher during the French office hour. You have had at least 6 years of French at secondary school . You can participate in simple conversations and exchange simple and straightforward information about familiar topics and activities.
- French level A2/B1 > B1 is for participants who have taken the Level A2 > A2/B1 French course at the Language Centre or who have reached a comparable level of proficiency, to be proven by a conversation with the teacher during the French office hour.
- French level B1 > B1/B2 is for participants who have taken the Level A2/B1 > B1 French course at the Language Centre or who have reached a comparable level of proficiency, to be proven by a conversation with the teacher during the French office hour.
|A1 > A2||25 February - 9 June 2020 at the latest||Tuesday||13:00-15:00||closed|
|A2 > A2/B1 Conversational||25 February - 9 June 2020 at the latest||Tuesday||15:00-17:00||closed|
|A2/B1 > B1||27 February - 11 June 2020 at the latest||Thursday||15:00-17:00||closed|
|B1 > B1/B2||27 February - 11 June 2020 at the latest||Thursday||18:00-20:00||closed|
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Diplômes de français: DELF/DALF
DELF and DALF are internationally recognised language certificates issued by the French Ministry of Education. There are six different tests corresponding to the six CEFR language proficiency levels A1-C2. The certificates, which are valid indefinitely, can not only be used to demonstrate your level but also to study in France (levels B2 and higher). These tests can be taken at the Institut Français in Groningen. More information.
Language of Instruction
The target language is the language of instruction as much as possible. When necessary, the course is taught in Dutch and/or English.
If you have not taken a French course at the Language Centre before, a visit to the office hour is mandatory for courses with starting level A2 and higher.
The French office hour is by appointment only and takes place shortly before the start of the courses. Book your appointment online.
Test your language level online
Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! Please note that this programme does not replace the advice card and the office hour, it merely gives a global indication of your level for your own reference.
The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.
Level A1 > A2
Version Originale 2, livre de l'éleve + cd + dvd
Level A2 > A2/B1
Version Originale 3, livre de l'éleve + cd
Conversational course A2 > A2/B1
Prenons la parole - conversatiecursus Frans
Level A2/B1 > B1
Version Originale 3, livre de l'éleve + cd
Version Originale 3, Cahier d'exercices + cd
Level B1 > B1/B2
Entre Nous 4, livre d'élève + cahier d'activités + CD audioISBN 9788416347940
Using a Rosetta Stone account besides a language course
It is possible to use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, with the advantage that the account can be used after the course to keep working on your language skills. Please note that a Rosetta Stone account is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.
‘Studyload’, in the course description, indicates the number of hours a student is expected to spend on the course. A studyload of 28 hours equals 1 ECTS credit point.
At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.
A contact hour lasts 50 minutes (excluding break). Classes start on the hour.
|Last modified:||26 February 2020 4.23 p.m.|