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.

 

Immerse yourself!

  • French Immersion courses take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m Monday through Friday.
  • All classes are taught by experienced, native French teachers from the AUP faculty and include dynamic, innovative teaching methods using audio, video, and real-life situations. 

 

Each 3-week session include:
  • Daily coffee and croissant breaks offering opportunities for casual conversation 
  • 6 afternoon walking tours around Paris (e.g: les Passages de Paris, Montmartre, Les Ateliers d’Artiste du 14ème)
  • 1 dégustation de bienvenue (first week) – Welcome wine-tasting!
  • 1 dinner with assigned professor (second week)
  • 1 dégustation de fin de programme (3rd week) – Goodbye wine-tasting!

 

French Immersion Cultural Excursions:

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.

 

Key dates for Immersion I (2017)
Date Event
5 June Housing check-in
6 June Orientation (mandatory)
7 June Classes begin
27 June Classes end
28 June Housing check-out
 
Key dates for Immersion II (2017)
Date Event
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
 
French Immersion weekly schedule
Days Start Time End Time
Monday 9h 13h
Tuesday 9h 13h
Wednesday 9h 13h
Thursday 9h 13h
Friday 9h 13h

 

Practical information

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:

 

FR 1000 French Immersion: Elementary I

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:

  • learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases
  • introduce yourself and others
  • ask and answer questions about yourself and have simple conversations such as where you live, people you know, and things you possess
  • learn to interact with others at a beginner level

 

FR 1005 French Immersion: Elementary II

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:

  • understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of everyday life (e.g. very basic personal & family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
  • communicate simple and routine tasks
  • describe your background, immediate environment, and basic needs

 

FR 2005 French Immersion: Intermediate I

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:

  • study familiar situations encountered in work, school, and leisure
  • learn to formulate sentences about personal interests, express ideas and opinions, and interact with other French speakers
  • ability to handle situations likely to arise when living in France

 

FR 2010 French Immersion: Intermediate II

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:

  • study familiar situations encountered in work, school and leisure
  • learn to formulate sentences about personal interests, express ideas and opinions, and interact with other French speakers
  • ability to handle situations likely to arise when living in France