Semester General & Reinforced French Course
S10 / S20 / S35
Spring / Fall
Yes from 20 hours per week
The semester-long General and Enhanced French course offers many benefits for international students looking to improve their mastery of the French language. These programs are designed to consolidate learners’ linguistic foundations and promote the acquisition of new skills in French. The main objective of a general and reinforced French course at the CCFS is in fact to raise the level of French of those enrolled, whatever their level.
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate, these courses are therefore designed to help you progress quickly and reach a more advanced level according to CEFR criteria. The reinforced courses emphasize the acquisition of solid foundations in grammar, vocabulary and conjugation. This allows learners to express themselves more precisely and fluently, both orally and in writing. Oral communication is essential for interacting with native speakers or French-speaking business partners. This course therefore offers oral exercises which strengthen pronunciation and fluency of speech. The semester-long general and reinforced French course at CCFS also provides essential tools for writing correctly in French: students learn to compose clear and coherent texts, which is valuable in both an academic and professional context. Phonetics lessons are an important component of the course because they help learners perfect their pronunciation, understand the sounds of French and improve their listening comprehension. The semester-long general and reinforced French course can include a conference option: students then benefit from conferences on French civilization which add a cultural dimension to learning. International students have the opportunity to discover French history, literature, art and society alongside experienced lecturers. The semester-long general and reinforced French course formula is a real preparation for future opportunities, whether it is pursuing higher studies in France, jobs requiring mastery of French or travel to French-speaking countries. By strengthening their French skills, learners gain self-confidence, which is essential for interacting with native speakers and expressing themselves more fluently and convincingly.
– Develop the level of general French through work on the 5 skills (listening, speaking, interacting, reading and writing).
– Acquire solid linguistic foundations (grammar, vocabulary, conjugation) to express yourself and communicate both orally and in writing.
– Improve your oral comprehension through listening exercises for sounds, words and sentences.
– Improve/perfect your pronunciation and fluency with repetition and systematization exercises and personalized phonetic correction.
– Discover French culture and civilization while improving your level of oral comprehension (history, literature, art, Paris and the regions).
– Consolidate skills: written expression/comprehension as well as oral expression/comprehension.
General program (150 hours):
From Monday to Friday, this formula offers:
– 2 hours of French language lessons per day (10 hours per week) or 120 hours in total.
– 1 hour of phonetics per day with laboratory (5 hours per week, every other week) or 30 hours in total.
General program + “conferences” option (240 hours):
Students choosing the “conferences” option benefit, in addition to French courses, from free access to conferences (each conference lasts 1h30) for 10 weeks, or 90 hours in total.
Reinforced program (general program + written and oral reinforcement option + conferences (243 hours):
Students choosing the “written and oral reinforcement” option benefit from hours dedicated to deepening written and oral skills and access to French civilization conferences. This program consists of each week:
– 10 hours of language courses allowing students to progress in their mastery of French (grammar, conjugation, spelling, vocabulary, approach to literary texts, written and oral expression).
– 5 hours of phonetics lessons (every other week) allowing students to improve their pronunciation, comprehension and expression.
– 4 hours of reinforcement in oral and written language
– free access to weekly 1.5 hour conferences, of your choice, on various aspects of French civilization, i.e. 45 hours in total.
Detailed information on French civilization conferences can be consulted here.
This 12-week formula with the same group allows you to validate a complete level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Reinforced program (general program + written and oral reinforcement option + conferences:
This formula brings together the 3 areas of historical expertise recognized throughout the world: oral and written language, phonetics and French civilization. It also offers oral and written reinforcement courses for students who wish to go further and accentuate their learning in these two skills in order to integrate French universities or private schools, to integrate into a professional team or to interact in daily life.
Validation of acquired knowledge
Continuous assessment during language and phonetics courses (regular evaluation of work and progress) and final exam validating the language courses.
A language certificate is issued at the end of the program upon successful completion.
This training is aimed at young adults and adults wishing to acquire and develop their French language skills, for academic, professional and/or personal purposes.
You must be at least 18 years old, hold a diploma or certificate of completion of secondary studies and be in compliance with residence formalities (nationality, visa, residence permit, etc.).
Manual and/or authentic documents (audio, visual and written) provided by the teacher. Workbook and exercises created by the teacher.
The course with “conference” option and the reinforced program meet the criteria for obtaining