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> Intensive French language courses: DUEF

Deux étudiants et une étudiante devant la façade classique du bâtiment nord de l'Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse.

> Dates for the 2 sessions:

- Session 1 from 12th  September to 16th December 2016 (week Home 5th to 9th september 2016, placement test of 8th september 2016 and 3 day holiday 26 th october to 28 october 2016).
- Session 2 from 23 January to 12 May 2017 (week home 16th to 20th January 2017, placement test of 19th January 2017 and 2 week holiday from February 20 to February 24, 2017 and from April 10 to 14 April 2017).

> Fees for 2016-17:
1 semester : € 1350, including € 600 for pre-registration.
2 semesters : € 2570, including € 900 for pre-registration.

For enrolment, a cheque of € 600 for one semester or € 900 for two semesters must be sent to the Language Centre (SdL) together with the application form. The amount can be paid by international banking transfer, too.

> Target audience:
Any person who has completed secondary school studies and who wishes to learn French or improve his/her knowledge. This French course can provide access to student status and card.

> Application:
- Requirement: completion of secondary school studies (equivalent of French Baccalauréat).

- Download the 2016-2017 registration.

Pre-registration is recorded on receipt of the completed and signed registration form with the information requested on page 6. Final registration is validated on site after completed and signed the "Administrative Register" folder with all the required elements (including a long stay visa valid for the entire period of training for nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area). All these formalities have been completed you will then get the student status and card.

> Levels:
From beginner (A1) to advanced (C1).

Level A1 only during the 1st semester,

level C1 only during the 2nd semester, on condition a minimum number of students are enrolled.

On the first day, students take a written placement test. They are placed into groups corresponding to their language level. There are 15 students per group on average (10 to 20 depending on level).

> Pedagogical approach:
Pedagogical objectives are defined according to the Common European Language Framework (CELF). You can refer to the CELF global scale to know more about CELF levels.

>> Use of a textbook and workbook (provided by the Language Centre).
>> Communicative activities using a wide range of media (audio, video, press...).
>> Study of the language connected with active discovery of the city of Avignon and the region of Provence (meetings, interviews, treasure hunts ...).
>> Study of the language based on individual or group projects.
>> Language laboratory work and/or multimedia lessons.

> Contents:

Each language course unit is built around a dominant skill : speaking, writing, reading, listening.
In addition, the following course units are offered:

- phonetics (A1 to B1 levels): 1.30 hour per week;
- French culture and society: from 1.30 hour to 3 hours per week;
- creative writing: (for B1 or B2 levels only): 3 hours per week;
- history or literature (for C1 level only, during the second semester): 3 hours per week.

> Additional activities:
>> Optional workshops can be offered (cinema, theatre, poetry, song ...).
>> It is possible for students to enrol in sports or cultural activities offered at the university.
>> Advanced students may also attend lectures at the university (e.g. history, literature, law ...) as “auditeurs libres” (subject to availability). "Auditeurs libres" attend lectures but cannot take examinations and do not receive grades.
>> Student association Echanges, whose goal is to facilitate the integration of international students and to get local and international students to mix, offers a wide range of activities throughout the academic year (excursions, cultural events, parties etc.).

> Certificates and examinations:
Students are assessed regularly. A transcript of records is provided at the end of the semester.
They can obtain a University Diploma in French Studies (DUEF), which is worth 30 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System).

Our Language Centre is a member of ADCUEFE (Association of French Language Centres in French universities).
The University Diploma in French Studies is recognized by all ADCUEFE members.

> Accommodation:
Our Language Centre can help you find accommodation in Avignon. 
See the accommodation application form (pdf).


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