University Diploma French Studies

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University Diploma in French Studies

 
Diplôme ADCUEFE - Campus FLE

Course aims

This Univeristy Dipoma is recognised by all the universities comprising the ADCUEFE-Campus FLE network. Each semester-long course validates one level of the CEFRL, from A1 to C2.

There are 2 sessions per year

  • Semester 1: from September to December,
    200 hours, split into 18 hours per week over 11 weeks
  • Semester 2: from January to April,
    200 hours, split into 18 hours per week over 11 weeks

Participants

Students can enrol individually, or from partner universities.

Enrolment requirements

Participants must be over 18 and hold either a Baccalauréat or equivalent diploma for end of secondary studies.

Graduate opportunities

Students who obtain a DUEF B2, C1 or C2 do not need to sit an entry French test in order to enrol to study at UPPA or any university of the ADCUEFE-Campus FLE network, as these diplomas are recognised across the network.

DUEF A1

DUEF A2

DUEF B1

 

 

 

DUEF B2

DUEF C1

DUEF C2 

 

 

These diplomas are not sufficient to allow enrolment at the university without further French testing.

These diplomas allow enrolment at the university without further French testing.

Fees and enrolment

DUEF A1

This course is aimed at students with no or very little prior knowledge in French.

Intensive classes (200 hours approx.)
Rhythm: 18 hours per week
Groups are limited to approx. 15 students per class.

DUEF A2

This course is aimed at students who are relatively autonomous in everyday communication, but who need to widen their knowledge and means of expression.

Intensive classes (200 hours approx.)
Rhythm: 18 hours per week
Groups are limited to approx. 15 students per class.
Entry level: level A0-A1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Entry requirement: placement test results or DUEF A1
Level upon completion: level A2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

DUEF B1

This course is aimed at students who can use French effectively, if hesitantly, as a means of communication.

Intensive classes (200 hours approx.)
Rhythm: 18 hours per week

  • Language and culture: 16.5 hours per week
  • Cultural knowledge: 1.5 hours per week
    For example: French Monuments, etc.

Groups are limited to approx. 15-18 students per class.
Entry level: level A2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Entry requirement: placement test results or DUEF A2
Level upon completion: level B1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Regular independent work is required of students at this level

DUEF B2

This course is aimed at students who have mastered the basics of French and have satisfactory control over the language in social situations.


Intensive classes (200 hours approx.)
Rhythm: 18 hours per week

  • Language: 120 hours total
  • Language and literature: 30 hours total
  • Cultural knowledge: 2 classes of 15 hours each
    For example: Art History, French History, Regional Discovery, etc.
  • Obligatory elective class: one class of 20 hours (total) is to be chosen from the greater university classes on offer, according to timetable availabilities.
  • Optional elective class: students have the option of following a second university class of their choice

Groups are limited to approx. 15-18 students per class.
Entry level: level B1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Entry requirement: placement test results or DUEF B1
Level upon completion: level B2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Regular independent work is required of students at this level

The cultural knowledge classes listed above are indicative only, and other subjects may be offered.

DUEF C1, C2

These courses are aimed at students with a very high level of French. There are two levels: C1 and C2.

Intensive classes (200 hours approx.)
Rhythm: 18 hours per week

  • Language and university study methodology: 100 hours total
  • Cultural knowledge: 3 classes of 20 hours each (these classes vary, exampls include Litterature, Cinema, French songs, Politics and Society, Art History, Regional Discovery, etc.)
  • Obligatory elective class: one class of 20 hours (total) is to be chosen from the greater university classes on offer, according to timetable availabilities.
  • Optional elective class: students have the option of following a second university class of their choice

Groups are limited to approx. 15-18 students per class.

Level C1

Entry level: level B2 (according to the CEFLR)
Entry requirement: placement test or DUEF B2
Level upon completion: level C1 (CEFRL)

Level C2

Entry level: level C1 (according to the CEFLR)
Entry requirement: placement test or DUEF C1
Level upon completion: level C2 (CEFRL)

Regular independent work is required of students at this level

The cultural knowledge classes listed above are indicative only, and other subjects may be offered.