Imagine studying the French language not only in a university classroom, but in the corner cafe where you order coffee, the clubs where you dance with friends, the very streets you walk to school.
AUP’s carefully crafted French programs offer rigorous instruction in the French language—reviewing grammar and vocabulary, improving pronunciation—while allowing a firsthand introduction to French culture both in and outside the classroom.
In short, the entire experience is a complete immersion in French life, language, and culture, and all of this in Paris, the best language lab in the world. Take French for credit or audit in either June or July. French Immersion courses take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
|5 June||Housing check-in|
|6 June||Orientation (mandatory)|
|7 June||Classes begin|
|27 June||Classes end|
|28 June||Housing check-out|
|30 June||Housing check-in|
|1 July||Orientation (mandatory)|
|3 July||Classes begin|
|14 July||French National Holiday (no classes)|
|22 July||Classes end|
|23 July||Housing check-out|
|Days||Start Time||End Time|
To ensure that participants are placed in the appropriate level, all students in French language take a placement test during Orientation. It is best to indicate on the application form however, the level that you think corresponds to your capabilities.
Once students have taken a placement test they will be placed in one of the following courses:
This introductory language and culture course allows students to acquire the basic elements of spoken and written French. Students will learn how to express themselves in everyday life situations. In class, work will be supplemented by multimedia activities and real-life situations in the city of Paris. Learning objectives for this Elementary A1 level course are:
This advanced elementary French language and culture course allows students to review the basic elements of spoken and written French that they have learned in Elementary French Language and Culture I before moving to more complex structures and competencies. They learn how to express themselves in everyday life situations. In class, work will be supplemented by multimedia activities and real-life situations in the city of Paris. Learning objectives for this Elementary A2 level course are:
Beginning with a review of basic French Grammatical Structures, this course moves on to cover more complex forms such as the pluperfect, the conditional and the subjunctive. Students will be able to talk about the past, make hypotheses and express their opinions and emotions. Special attention is paid to increasing students’ ability to understand spoken French and to converse on a number of topics pertaining to different times and places. Learning objectives for this Intermediate B1 level course are:
This high intermediate course allows students to reinforce and expand their ability to express themselves, defend an opinion, and debate with others. Special attention is paid to increasing students’ ability to form complex sentences and express attitudes, wishes, necessity, doubt, emotions, to link ideas and to speculate. Learning objectives for this Intermediate B1 level course are: