Hone your French in an intensive program designed for students at all language levels. Attend class alongside other international students from around the world as you improve your written and oral French language skills and immerse into local culture in Grenoble. The program is broken into 4-week blocks; at the end of each block, you'll take a language test and may be moved into a higher level. Not only do you have the potential to earn credits at multiple language levels, you'll also master a variety of French language concepts in a short period of time. Courses focus on oral and written expression, vocabulary development, and listening comprehension.
Each 4-week course typically meets for 80 contact hours/5 credits. You may earn a total of 15 credits (up to 240 contact hours). You may choose an Extended Semester option that adds another 4-week session to your program, for a total of 20 credits (up to 320 contact hours) over the semester.
Classes meet for 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday; you'll spend 3 hours in the classroom and 1 hour in the language lab. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.
You’ll take a language placement test after you arrive in Grenoble. Registration will then be finalized on-site, based on the results of your language placement test. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home university pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for France. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
When you study abroad in the French Alps: Grenoble, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.
Life-Long Benefits I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 ,
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