Students may choose between the following Program Terms:
Intensive French Language - Catholic University of Paris
The intensive month session is offered at beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior French language levels. The intensive French language session consists of 30 hours of class per week for the September session, and 24 hours of class per week for the January and February sessions. The course sessions concentrate on grammatical structures and communication skills.
The intensive month serves well as a precursor to the academic year or semester programs at the Catholic University of Paris in order to further strengthen students' language skills. It may also be completed as an individual program.
Classes are taught by host university faculty at the Catholic University of Paris, and classmates are international students.
All students must take a two part French language placement exam, one portion before departure for the program and the other upon arrival in Paris. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.
Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of:
True Beginning (Débutant) = 0 Semesters/0-2 Quarters
Please note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.
Gap Year students, 18 years of age and older, are also eligible for this program. For more information, click here.