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Admissions in the framework of an exchange programme

French lessons

Course contents
The Faculty of Arts, Languages, Art and Humanities (FLLASH) offers French language and civilization courses to all international students enrolled at the UVHC. These courses enable students to improve their level of French as a foreign language and facilitate their university studies and integration in France. There are different levels of French as a foreign language.
Students can, at the same time, prepare for the national DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes de Langue Francaise) and DALF exams (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Francaise) of the “Ministère de l’Education Nationale”. Following a test, students are divided into groups (A, B, C) depending on their level. Students move from one group to another as they progress.

  • Course A

    Prerequisites : approximately 100 h of French lessons
    Objective : Mastering French through communication objectives linked to daily life.
    Contents : Reading authentic texts. Listening to oral texts . Conversation, writing different types of letters and texts. Improving knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, phonology. Principal themes are daily life and the socio-cultural environment. Information about the regional and national context. Intercultural awareness.
    Levels A3, A4 of the DELF exams.

  • Course B
    Prerequisites : approximately 250 h of French lessons
    Objective : Mastering spoken and written French.Looking at French, Francophone and European culture.
    Contents : Mastering information based texts, learning for example how to "express ideas" "formulate hypothesis" "present" "describe" "logical reasoning".
    Study of authentic texts. Study of oral texts, extracts of TV documentaries, Francophone songs. Conversation, discussions, résumé, summaries, narrative texts. Improving knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, phonology. Looking at French, Francophone and European culture and current affairs ( social, economic, political…) through the media. Intercultural exchanges.
    Levels A5, A6 of the DELF exams.

  • Course C
    Prerequisites : approximately 350 h of French lessons.
    Objective : Mastering spoken and written French, in particular presenting and defending your point of view.
    Contents : Study of authentic texts (articles from the press, TV programmes, extracts of Francophone literary texts. Discussions, negotiation, exposé, résumé, summaries, narrative texts.Improving knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, phonology. Study of French and European culture, society and history.
    Intercultural exchanges.
    Indicative level: DALF

Courses A, B and C are validated by exams, continuous control, ECTS credits.

External exams (candidates must pay) : DELF/DALF (one session is organised each semester by the Pôle Universitaire Européen Lille Nord-Pas-De-Calais).

Practical information :
- external exams - calendar, contacts
- http://www.uebm.org
Lille Nord de France University - Research and Higher Education Cluster (Information about DELF/DALF)