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Duration: Regular (26 hours in 13 weeks) | Conversational course (26 hours in 13 weeks).
Studyload: Each week: 2 hours of teaching (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.
    • (this course is not offered during our February-May 2019 course round)
  • 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.

Schedule

CEFR level Period Day Time Registration
A1 > A2 26 February - 4 June 2019 at the latest Tuesday 15:00-17:00 closed
A2 > A2/B1 Conversational 26 February - 4 June 2019 at the latest Tuesday 13:00-15:00 closed
A2/B1 > B1 25 February - 10 June 2019 at the latest Monday 18:00-20:00 closed
B1 > B1/B2 28 February - 13 June 2019 at the latest Thursday 18:00-20:00 closed
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Rates

Course Student Discount Full
Regular € 220 € 339 € 369
Conversational € 220 € 339 € 369
Optional Rosetta Stone account for online independent study: € 100

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.

Office Hours

To establish which course level suits your language proficiency, you may go to one of the French office hours (by appointment only). Please use the link for possible dates.

Course Material   

  • Level 0 > A1 (this course is not offered during our February-June 2018 course round)
    Totem 1 Livre de l'eleve A1 + DVD-Rom + manuel numerique simple
    ISBN: 9782011560483
  • Level A1 > A2
    Version Originale 2, livre de l'éleve + cd + dvd
    ISBN: 9789460300844
  • Level A2 > A2/B1 (this course is not offered during our February-June 2018 course round)
    Version Originale 3, livre de l'éleve + cd
    ISBN: 9789460303357
  • Conversational course A2 > A2/B1
    Prenons la parole - conversatiecursus Frans
    ISBN: 9789460302039
  • Level A2/B1 > B1
    Version Originale 3, livre de l'éleve + cd
    ISBN: 9789460303357
    +
    Version Originale 3, Cahier d'exercices + cd

    ISBN: 9789460303364

  • Level B1 > B1/B2
    Entre Nous 4, livre d'élève + cahier d'activités + CD audio
    ISBN 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.

Student workload

‘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.

Attendance certificate

At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

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