The Summer School

French classes are taught by experienced French professors. With two hours of instruction every day, students quickly gain confidence in speaking and writing basic French. Advanced students have the possibility to improve their level as well, with lessons and exercises adapted to their skills.

All classes aim to help students understand and speak as much French as possible both in and outside the classroom ! The stress is therefore put on oral activities more than written work. The students will be offered 28 hours of French.

Students are divided into 6 to 8 groups according to level. A final test will review all the points learnt in class. At the end of the Summer School program, each student is given a report assessing attendance, progress, and participation as well as the grade obtained at the final test and a general comment by their teachers.

The syllabi below are given for reference only as the class content may vary according to the level of the students and the group composition. Some classes may take place outside the classroom, for example in Paris (during visits).

French for BeginnersFrench for lower intermediate levelFrench for intermediate level
Objectives: Familiarize students with the French language and culture. Give them the necessary structures and vocabulary to get by as a tourist in a French-speaking country.
Emphasis will be placed on developing speaking and listening skills. syl1
  Objectives: Familiarize students with the French language and culture. Give them the necessary structures and vocabulary to get by as a tourist in a French-speaking country. Emphasis will be placed on developing speaking and listening skills.int1
  Objectives: Help students to feel at ease with most situations likely to arise whilst living on campus and travelling around. Deepen their understanding of the French language and culture. Get them to be able to describe experiences and events, dreams and hopes and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Emphasis will be placed on developing speaking and listening skills.int2