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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 September entry is now closed. You will be able to register for Semester 2 modules from January 2022.

LAN4015

French Language and Culture 1 (Beginner)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 4:30-6:30 pm (Mile End: Scape 3.01) AND Thu 4.30-6.30 pm (online)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

88 classroom hours plus 212 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN4116

French Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

1 x 2 hours per week: Mon 2-4 pm (Mile End: Arts Two 2.17) OR Thu 3-5 pm (online)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN4016

French Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 4:30-6:30 pm (Mile End: Scape 3.01) AND Thu 4.30-6.30 pm (online)

27th September - 17th December 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN4117

French Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

1 x 2 hours per week: Tuesday 9-11 am (Mile End: Scape 0.12)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN4017

French Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 4:30-6:30 pm (Mile End: Scape 3.01) AND Thu 4.30-6.30 pm (online)

24th January - 14th April 2022

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

LAN5015

French Language and Culture 2 (Intermediate)

2 x 2 hours per week: Tue 12-2 pm (Mile End: Queens LG4) AND Thu 11-1 pm (online)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

88 classroom hours plus 212 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN5116

French Language and Culture 2a (Intermediate)

1 x 2 hours per week. Wed 11-1 pm (Mile End: Scape 3.01) OR Thu 1-3 pm (online)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN5016

French Language and Culture 2a (Intermediate)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week: Tue 12-2 pm (Mile End: Queens LG4) AND Thu 11-1 pm (online)

27th September - 17th December 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN5117

French Language and Culture 2b

(Upper Intermediate)

1 x 2 hours per week: Monday 10 am -12 pm (online)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN5017

French Language and Culture 2b (Upper Intermediate)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week: Tue 12-2 pm (Mile End: Queens LG4) AND Thu 11-1 pm (online)

24th January - 14th April 2022

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

LAN6015

French Language and Culture 3 (Advanced)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 9:30-11:30 am (Mile End: Grad Centre 6.03) AND Tue 4:30-6:30 pm (Semester 1, online); Tue 4-6 pm (Semester 2, online)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

88 classroom hours plus 212 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN6116

French Language and Culture 3a (Advanced)

1 x 2 hours per week: Wed 9-11 am (Grad Centre 603)

27th September 2021 - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks

LAN6016

French Language and Culture 3a (Advanced)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 9:30-11:30 am (Mile End: Grad Centre 603) AND Tue 4:30-6:30 pm (online)

27th September - 17th December 2021

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN6017

French Language and Culture 3b (Advanced plus)

(over 1 semester)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 9:30-11:30 am (Mile End: Grad Centre 603) AND Tue 4-6 pm (online)

24th January - 14th April 2022

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