Intensive Month

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

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.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
January Intensive Month 2017Jan 2, 2017 to Feb 1, 2017IPRM0117TBA Currently Accepting Applications!

Intensive French Language - The Sorbonne - The Sorbonne - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

The intensive month session is offered at all French language levels offered by the Sorbonne - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. The course sessions concentrate most of their hours on practical French grammar courses and include a strong phonetics component as well. Students placing into high intermediate (intermédiaire 1e degré) will also take a culture/civilization component as part of their academics. Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.

The intensive month serves well as a precursor to the academic year or semester programs at the Sorbonne in order to further strengthen students' language skills. It may also be completed as an individual program.

All students must take a placement exam 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:

Beginning (A1)
Intermediate (A2)
High Intermediate (B1.1)
Advanced (B1.2)
High Advanced (B2)
Superior (C1)

Please note that a student's French language level in France may be lower than his/her level in the U.S.

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

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
September Intensive Month 2016Aug 28, 2016 to Sep 29, 2016IPRM0916$4,500Currently Accepting Applications!