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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 for 2021/22 are offered at Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classsroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits. Check your level

Registration for non-credit bearing modules will be opened later in the year.

LAN4010

French Language and Culture 1 (Beginner)

2 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

88 classroom hours plus 212 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN4111

French Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

1 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN4011

French Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September - 17th December 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN4112

French Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

1 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN4012

French Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks (Semester 2)

LAN5010

French Language and Culture 2 (Intermediate)

2 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

88 classroom hours plus 212 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN5111

French Language and Culture 2a (Intermediate)

1 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN5011

French Language and Culture 2a (Intermediate)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September - 17th December 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN5112

French Language and Culture 2b

(Upper Intermediate)

1 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN5012

French Language and Culture 2b (Upper Intermediate)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks (Semester 2)

LAN6010

French Language and Culture 3 (Advanced)

2 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

88 classroom hours plus 212 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN6111

French Language and Culture 3a (Advanced)

1 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN6011

French Language and Culture 3a (Advanced)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

27th September - 17th December 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN6012

French Language and Culture 3b (Advanced plus)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week. Times to be confirmed

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks (Semester 2)