Foundation Year in Intensive French

The Foundation Year in Intensive French is designed to assist students acquire French proficiency and develop academic skills. The programme is delivered over one to four semesters (Fall and Spring) depending on students’ level in French, academic profile and performance.

IntakeProgramme Duration
Late JanuaryOne semester (Spring)Intermediate students of B1- level may undertake one semester and sit the DU exams at the end of the academic year (June).
SeptemberTwo semesters (Fall and Spring)Beginners may undertake one year of Intensive French and sit the DU exams at the end of the academic year (June)
Late JanuaryThree semesters
(Spring Y1, Fall Y2, Spring Y2)
Beginners may undertake one year and half of Intensive French and sit the DU exams at the end of the second academic year (June).
SeptemberFour semesters
(Fall Y1, Spring Y1, Fall Y2, Spring Y2)
Beginners may undertake two years of Intensive French and sit the DU exams at the end of the second academic year (June).

The French as a Foreign Language (FLE) department provides non-French speaking students with the French language education that they need to succeed academically and professionally. Dedicated to preparing students for an undergraduate degree in French, this programme ensures that the students have the required language level whilst providing vital insight into French Higher Education.

Daytime students receive approximately 22 hours of teaching per week. The courses focus on each of the four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking with an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar development. They promote intercultural awareness through the discovery of the French and Francophone cultures and civilisations. Students also attend methodology courses and get familiarized with academic methods and techniques, such as note-taking and research writing. The ICTE (Information and Communication Technology for Education) course provides a stimulating learning experience and aims to develop students’ digital literacy skills through language learning. The programme offers also a big variety of elective courses such as cinema, film analysis, theater, creative writing, singing, mobile learning, debate club, etc.

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

Admission deadlines September 2022 intake:

10 July 2022

Entry test dates

31 January 2022
14 February 2022
28 February 2022
14 March 2022
11 April 2022
25 April 2022
16 May 2022
30 May 2022
6 June 2022
13 June 2022
4 July 2022
18 July 2022

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Admission deadlines January 2023 intake:

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Entry test dates

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Other Countries Education’s Systems

Conditions apply on other foreign curriculums according to the admission’s policy set by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Please contact the Student Recruitment office by email: admissions@sorbonne.ae for more details.

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