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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

Most of our modules are year-long. There is a smaller selection of modules that can be taken in Semester 2, starting in the week of 24 January and finishing mid-April 2022. You can now register for these modules by filling in the online application form. All on-campus modules are taught on the Mile End campus. The modules offered for Semester B are the following:

LAN4013/4016B

French Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 1-3 pm (Laws 3.06) AND Tue 9-11 am (Bancroft 1.06)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN4012/4017

French Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

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

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN5012/5017

French Language and Culture 2b (Upper Intermediate)

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

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN6012/6017

French Language and Culture 3b (Advanced plus)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 9:30-11:30 am (B.R. 3.02) AND Tue 4-6 pm (online)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks