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French 3+4 Intensive Summer Course

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From June 1 onwards. You are advised to register on time. We will offer the course if we have sufficient registrations; this will be decided upon one week before the start of the course.

Enrolment and program French 3+4 in Leiden and Den Haag

This course is offered in Leiden and in Den Haag. Enrolment for the course in Den Haag is open to Leiden University students and employees only.

Course description

The basic knowledge which participants have at the beginning of the course is broadened further. The topics covered include: studies, professions, hobbies. The course covers various aspects of French life and French customs. Participants study elementary grammar and vocabulary and practice these new skills in a communicative context. French is in principle the language of instruction. Participants are expected to prepare for the lessons at home (approximately two hours per lesson).

The course is concluded with a oral/written test. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.

Course material

  • Denyer e.a., Version Originale 2, A2, Méthode de français, Livre de l'élève + Cahier d'exercices
  • Thiévenaz, O., Grammaire progressive du français niveau intermédiaire, 3e ou 4e édition avec 680 exercises. CLE International.
  • Thiévenaz, O., Corrigés grammaire progressive du français niveau intermédiaire, 3e ou 4e édition avec 680 exercises. CLE International. 

You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. The books are available at most good bookstores.

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff members and other interested parties with no relation to the University.

The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education. You can participate in this course if you have completed our French 2 course. Potential participants who do not fulfil these entry requirements have to complete an entry test to determine whether their level is sufficient. This test is a computer test. It can either be taken at the Language Centre or downloaded and taken home.

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for this course is 18.
  • The course load is 112 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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