French Language and Culture II

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded




ECTS Credits



150.0 €

General Objectives of the Course
This course aims to provide practical skills on oral and written French, raising also a greater awareness of francophone culture. Especially recommended for students, teachers, researchers or anyone engaged in exchange programs with Francophone countries.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- speaking and writing production: being able to hold a conversation on daily life frequently occurring situations (e.g. asking for or giving information, making and receiving requests and invitations); writing small personal notes, letters, emails and notices (current and informal style);
- speaking and writing comprehension: understanding brief information (notices, ads ...) and current documents produced in the francophone world (brief news, images subtitled).
Mode of Study
Face to face
Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Successful course completion supposes the realization of all the proposed activities, the evaluation is expressed in a final grade on a scale of 0-20 points. Minimal pass grade is 10 points. Continuous assessment. Will include work carried out in class, active participation, writing on specific themes and partial exams.
Continuous assessment:
-Active participation in classes;
-Small assessment tests
Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students’ knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.

Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2013
Start date (first year): 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014