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Intensive Month

Intensive French Language - Institut Catholique de Paris -Institut Catholique de Paris

The intensive month session is offered at beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior French language levels. 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 Institut Catholique de 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 Institut Catholique de 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 (A1-1)
Beginning (A1-2)
High Beginning (A2-1)
Low Intermediate (A2-2)
Intermediate (B1-1)
High Intermediate (B1-2)
Advanced (B2-1)
High Advanced (B2-2)
Superior (C1)

Please note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.

Gap students, 18 years old and older, are also eligible for this program.

Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Institut Catholique de Parisin the Institut de Langue et de Culture Française.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

To participate in this program, students must be 18 years of age or older.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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