Course

French language course

From the very first group lesson an experienced teacher will help you to build your vocabulary and understand how the language works. You’ll use traditional learning methods as well as online learning tools, such as wikis, blogs and social media. The course not only focuses on speaking and listening skills, additional work on grammar, as well as reading and writing skills, will support you in the language learning process. Your teacher is a native speaker, and the group lessons will be conducted in French. Instructions will only be given in Dutch or English if it's absolutely necessary.

After completing the sixth module, you’ll be able to communicate professionally in French, from speaking and writing to debating, negotiating and giving a presentation.

French course modules

For available times for the courses below please see the course dates and registration form. The registration form shows the currently available groups.

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Reference levels according to the CEFR:

  • Beginners: A1 (code: FR-1)
  • Beginners: A2 (code: FR-2)
  • Advanced: B1 (code: FR-3)
  • Advanced: B2 (code: FR-4)
  • Advanced: B2plus (code: FR-5)
  • Proficiency: C1 (code: FR-6)

French 1 (FR-1) and 2 (FR-2)

French 1 is for people with little to no prior knowledge of French. An intake is not necessary. French 2 is for people with a basic knowledge of French and for people who have completed level A1.

The focus is on speaking and listening skills, as well as basic grammar. You will build a vocabulary that will give you a solid basis for communicating in common, everyday situations.

Course material for French 1

  • Mobile A1 livre de l'élève (ISBN:9782278076550)
  • Mobile A1 cahier d'entraînement (ISBN:9782278072729) OR order the app
  • (Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French (Intertaal)

Course material for French 2

  • Edito 2 niveau A2 - Livre + CD mp3 + DVD Broché – 27 avril 2016 de Elodie Heu  , Myriam Abou-Samra ,  Céline Braud , Michèle Brunelle  , Marion Perrard , Cécile Pinson (Auteurs) - éditions DIDIER (ISBN 10: 2278083198  ISBN 13: 9782278083190)

  • Edito niveau A2 - Cahier d'activités + CD mp3 Broché – 29 juin 2016 de Marie-Pierre Baylocq Sassoubre , Stéphanie Brémaud , Clara Cheilan , Sergueï Opatski (Auteurs),  éditions DIDER  (ISBN 978-2-278-08365-7)

Dates: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

 

 

French 3 (FR-3) and 4 (FR-4)

Courses 3 and 4 are for people with a basic knowledge of French and for people who have completed the previous courses.

These courses are designed to extend your vocabulary and reinforce your grammar. The emphasis in French 3 is on speaking and listening skills in common, everyday situations. French 4 builds on the material taught in French 3, working on language skills that are useful for work, study or travel.

Course material for French 3

  • Le nouvel Edito B1 livre (ISBN: 9782278072699)
  • Le nouvel Edito B1 cahier d'exercices (ISBN: 9782278072804) OR order the app
  • (Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French (Intertaal)

Course material for French 4

  • Edito niveau B2 (éd. 2015) - Livre + cd + dvd, Collection Edito Broché – 4 février 2015 ISBN 9782278080984
  • Edito niveau B2 2015 – cahier d’activités + cd Broché – 4 mars 2015 ISBN: 9782278081127
  • (Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French(Intertaal)

Dates:  The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

NB Boost your employability and apply for a free Advanced French language course now. Go to UM Language Centre – Scholarships for more information.

 

 

French 5 (FR-5)

Registering for this course is only possible when you have passed the previous course or did the online test and or had an intake with one of our staff members.

French 5 is for you if you wish to broaden and reinforce your knowledge of French, which at this point, allows you to work in a French-speaking environment. The focus is again on general speaking and listening skills, but also on discussion techniques, such as expressing opinions and providing arguments, on the basis of texts about socioeconomics, culture and politics.

Course material for French 5

  • L’exercisier: Manuel d'expression française (Broche) by Marie-Helene Morsel, C. Descotes-Genon (PUG) L'exercisier : Manuel d'expression française, B1-B2 Broché – 21 janvier 2010, ISBN-13: 978-2706115868 de Christiane Descotes-Genon
  • (Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French(Intertaal)

Dates: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

NB Boost your employability and apply for a free Advanced French language course now. Go to UM Language Centre – Scholarships for more information.

French 6 (FR-6)

Registering for this course is only possible when you have passed the previous course or did the online test and or had an intake with one of our staff members.

Fench 6 further improves speaking and listening skills, with special attention to professional purposes.

A lot of emphasis is put on themes and vocabulary that relate to study or work. You will also work on skills that are useful for your career, such as presenting, discussing, negotiating and participating in meetings. 

Course material for French 6

  • Communication progressive du français- niveau perfectionnement

    Niveau : 

    C1 - C2 - Perfectionnement

    Auteur(s) : Romain Racine, Jean-Charles Schenker (ISBN : 978-2-09-038070-5​)

  • (Recommended) French Grammar book (Intertaal) and French verbs book French(Intertaal)

 

Dates: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Online intake test and registration

UM students, staff and external participants are welcome to join the course.

If you have no prior knowledge of French, you can simply register for French 1 by using our registration form.

If you would like to take any of the other modules, you must first successfully complete the previous module, or demonstrate a comparable level of French. In this case, do the online test via umlib.nl/intake-f to determine which module is most suitable for you. If you successfully completed the previous module you can register directly via our registration form for language courses.

Costs per course

  • UM students € 295
  • UM staff and alumni € 360
  • All other participants € 460

Certificate and ECTS credits

After completing a course, you will receive a participation certificate and three ECTS credits. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 lessons, be present at the final exam and have satisfactory results. To have these credits included on your degree certificate, you must submit a request to your Board of Examiners. Whether these points are granted depends on your faculty.