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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

French

Sacre Coeur basilica, Paris

 

French is the official language in 29 countries and is spoken by some 274 million people, of which 76 million are native speakers. The number of French speakers is expected to grow sharply, with population growth in Africa. French is a Romance language (derived from Latin) and shares its origins with Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. It has a long history as an international language of literature and scientific standards, and is a primary or second language of many international organisations including the UN, the EU, NATO and the WTO. Proficiency in French is essential for anyone considering a career in any international organisation. In 2011, French was ranked the third most useful language for business, after English and Mandarin. Speaking French will give you access to business opportunities in countries in Europe, Africa and North America.

French modules offered from January 2021 are at the following levels: Elementary, Upper Intermediate and Advanced plus.

They are taught via two weekly sessions (2 hours each) on MS Teams, complemented by material for independent study on QMplus. Modules can be taken for credit or not for credit. Check your level.

To register for one of the modules listed below, please complete the Online application form.

The full range of levels will be offered again from September 2021.

LAN4017

French Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm AND Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm

25th January - 16th April 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN5017

French Language and Culture 2b (Upper Intermediate)

Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm AND Thursdays 4:00am-6:00pm

25th January - 16th April 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN6017

French Language and Culture 3b (Advanced plus)

Mondays 1:00pm-3:00pm AND Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm

25th January - 16th April 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks