Budget Study Abroad in France. Academic Year at the University Aix-Marseille III – 2,300 Euros

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Aix-Marseille Study Abroad Programs

520 French Class-Hours, 60 ECTS Credits. The Academic Year Program in French Language & Civilization  at the Universite Aix-Marseille III consists of the Fall semester program (September to December) and the Spring semester program (January to April). The 2nd French semester program complements the 1st semester program.

The course is an open-enrollment program. Recent high school graduates, college and university students, and adults may participate in the program.

Univeriste Aix-Marseille III Entrance

 

The French Program is divided into 6 levels, from absolute beginner (no knowledge of French) to advanced and proficient speakers of French.

Before each academic year, SUFLE (Service universitair du francais langue etrangere) publishes an informatonal brochure listing the available courses during the academic year for each level.

 

Eligibility

– You must have completed high school and have a copy of your high school diploma

– If you have already graduated college, you can still participate

– Recommendation letter is not required

– University transcript is not required

– There is no minimum required GPA

– You will need a student visa

– You will need to have student social security (health insurance). (Student Social Security is 213 euros. Students must decide between two student Social Securities : MEP or LMDE)

 

Academic Year 2014 – 2015 Tution Fees

Semester Tution – 2,300 Euros (includes registration fee)

Student social security fee – 213 euros

 

Links

Aix-Marseille III – Service Universitair de Francais Langue Etrangere

Dates (in the middle of the page)

Fees

Practical Information – Housing  (page in French)

Registration (Registration, Tution Fees, Calendar, Insurance)

 

 

Pre-Registration Requirements

1. Completed and signed registration form

2. Photocopy of your passport

3. Copy of high school diploma or university diploma (if you already graduated from college)

4. Copy of a French certificate (only if you have taken and passed a TCF or DELF exam)

5. You must send 300 euros by bank transfer to the university – a copy of the wire transfer is required for pre-registration)

 

Academic Year French Program at the Universite Aix-Marseille III – Course Content

Language and Culture courses at the Universite Aix-Marseille II in Aix-en-Provence consist of French language courses and French culture courses. The French culture course that you can select depend on your level of French (see below).

French Language Course – 260 Class-Hours per Semester (520 Total Class Hours)

Each Semester your French language program will consist of required French classes and elective French workshops:

– 14 French class-hours per week, and

– 6 additional hours  ( 3 classes) of electives/workshops.

You will complete a total of approximately 260 hours during each of your semesters  in France.

French language courses consist of reading comprension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression, and grammar, plus workshops, such as phonetics, conversations, dialogues, and similar.

 

French Culture Courses

You can take elective French culture courses if you have a French level of Lower Intermediate (referred to as “A2+) of French.

Each elective French course meets for either 2 hours per week or 3 hours per week, for a total of 26 hours or 39 hours of class, respectively, during the semester.

(Note: if your level of French is Beginner (“A1”) or Elementary (“A2”) you will have 12 hours of French class per week, plus 8 hours of  workshops in phonetics, dialogues, role-play, writing, conversation, creative writing, discussions about cinema, and similar.)

 

If your level of French is Lower Intermediate (“A2+”) you may select from:

– Business French: The Business World

– Discovering the French Press

– Introduction to French Culture

– The Regions of France

– Initiation to French Theater Works

– History of Art: Art and Advertising

– French Cinema

 

If your level of French is Intermediate (“B1”) you may select from:

– Business French: Legal and Economic Approach to France

– Vocabulary of Science and Technology

– Contemporary Art: The Body

– French Society: Some Specifics

– Panorama of French Art and Literature

– French Cinema: The New Wave

– Mythology In 20th Century Literature: Mythical Heroes

– Key Dates and Personalities of French History

– Language, Culture, and Multimedia

 

If your level of French is Upper  Intermediate (“B1+”) you may select from:

– Business French: Legal and Economic Approach to France

– Vocabulary of Science and Technology

– Contemporary Art: The Body

– Multimedia Press

– The History of Ideas

– Summary, Synthesis, and Commentary

– The Foreigner in French Literature

– French in the World

– Writing Workshop and Style Applications

– Phonetics: Linguistic and Practical Approach

 

If your level of French is Advanced (“B2”) you may select from:

– Business French: Legal and Economic Approach to France

– Vocabulary of Science and Technology

– Contemporary Art: The Body

– Multimedia Press

– Panorama of Literature (Middle Ages to the 18th Century)

– The History of Ideas

– Summary, Synthesis, and Commentary

– The Foreigner in Literature

– Literature and Society

– French in the World

– Writing Workshop and Style Applications

– Phonetics: Linguistic and Practical Approach