A gateway into French higher education for international students. French for foreigners (beginners to advanced), linguistic practice, methodology for academic purposes.
From conception to implementation, everything is coordinated by the Territorial Mission for International Relations of the University of Lille, the language teachers and other academics, together with the participation of the higher education international offices and regional institutions concerned. The quality of training and its relevance are all the more guaranteed by this pooling of resources.
Description of the 5 teaching units.
Minor modifications to the programme described below may occur.
French for Foreigners (FLE): written/oral reception, production and interaction.
This module aims to develop the language skills necessary for linguistic autonomy, based on the use of authentic documents, and favouring a variety of themes – hence it requires your active participation and full involvement in your training. The goal is for you to acquire or develop communication skills, both written and oral, to learn to interact with French speakers or to improve your level of fluency in various everyday situations. These activities will also allow you to familiarise yourself with French culture and to deepen your knowledge.
A preliminary test will enable your placement in small groups of homogeneous language level to favour an optimal language acquisition – syntax, morphology, vocabulary.
FRENCH FOR ACADEMIC & SPECIFIC PURPOSES
Students’ skills and knowledge in a French higher education institution. Introduction to general vocabulary and required (socio)linguistic tools.
This course covers language needs to be able to communicate in common situations in the campus. It will enable students to acquire the basic skills – including general vocabulary and linguistic knowledge – required to speak about the discipline area of their degree programme.
When applicable, this unit will also address the practical use of social networks (professional profile), written and video résumés and the search for an internship.
Sessions of discussions, leasure activities or language reinforcement, in small groups supervised by a facilitator.
On various topics, you will be able to practise French via guided or spontaneous communication and take part in informal and friendly exchanges in French.
These activities, which are in keeping with the French tradition of conversation and debate, aim to enrich your lexicon and socio-cultural knowledge in French, develop your inter/pluricultural skills and improve your oral fluency.
Initial assessment. A placement test carried out before the training will enable us to tailor grammar topics and lexical contents and to identify specific needs.
Final assessment. Through regular assignments and a final examination, we will assess the knowledge and skills acquired during the training.
These events are integrated in the programme.
• Welcome Session: Orientation & technical information.
• Closing Session: Final reception, student satisfaction survey, informal discussions on the programme.
Programme At A Glance
The timetable will be designed along the general framework shown below and may depend on the participants’ French language levels.