Diploma in Intensive French

The Diploma in Intensive French is a one or two-year programme, which provides non-French-speaking students with intensive French language studies to obtain a University Diploma (DU), which is required for enrolment on any undergraduate programme.

The Diploma in Intensive French improves a student’s studies and career prospects by learning a language acclaimed for its cross-cultural influences and presence in today’s globalised world.

Throughout the one or two-year programmes, students are divided into groups depending on their language ability, which allows for improved teaching and learning. Students are introduced to information and communication technology (ICT) during the study programme to supplement their learning. During the second semester of their first year, students are given the opportunity to attend bachelor courses to become acquainted with academic methodology.

Daytime students receive approximately 23 hours of teaching per week, combining general French with the development of specific skills such as speaking, writing and listening. The academic year covers two semesters from September to January and from February to June. Students are required to pass various tests during their studies including a mid-term exam in January and the final university diploma (DU) exam at the end of June.

For students who would like to prepare for the DU examination over two-years, a one-month study course in France at a language school can be arranged where students can practice the French language and undertake the DELF B2 examinations.

This diploma provides graduates with several options to pursue further academic studies at Sorbonne Abu Dhabi or Sorbonne University. Furthermore, being proficient in French is beneficial for students to have a range of rewarding careers in private institutions, consultancies, government, diplomatic institutions, education and tourism around the world.

Evening Courses

French Evening Courses by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi offer working professionals a unique opportunity to discover the French language, spoken on all five continents. Classes take place during the evening from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, providing flexibility to students who work full-time, and combine traditional and distance learning through interactive and dynamic teaching methods.

Our evening course programme is delivered over two years. Upon completion, students will receive the same diploma as those studying the full-time Diploma in Intensive French study programme.

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Preparation Classes

The FLE Department will be offering free classes to all enrolled Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi students who will sit the DU (Diplôme Universitaire) exams in September. The purpose of these courses is to allow students to make revisions and to familiarise themselves with the content and format of the examinations.

Classes will be held between the 3rd to the 13th September 2018 following the schedule below:

Monday 3rd September to Thursday 6th September: 10:00am to 11:30am and 12:00pm to 1:30pm in room 5.120
Sunday 9th September to Thursday 13th September: 09:00am to 11:00am in room 5.120

DU (Diplôme Universitaire) Examination Schedule

Sunday 16th September 2018
09:00am to 11:00am: Grammaire-Vocabulaire, rooms 5.004, 5.005, 5.006 and 5.007
11:30am to 12:00pm: Compréhension Orale, rooms 5.004, 5.005, 5.006 and 5.007

Monday 17th September 2018
09:00am to 10:30am: Compréhension Écrite, rooms 5.004, 5.005, 5.006 and 5.007
11:00am to 12:30pm: Expression Écrite, rooms 5.004, 5.005, 5.006 and 5.007

Tuesday 18th September 2018
09:00am to 12:00pm (TBC): Expression Orale, rooms 5.131, 5.135, 5.137, 5.125, 5.123 and 5.120

Tuition Fees (including admin. fees):
AED 48,700 (approximately USD 13,271)

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