Course Overview

The Diploma in French is designed for students with an interest in French to acquire a high level of communication skills in the language (oral and written) through a variety of practical language exercises. Great emphasis is placed on continuous assessment and feedback to students. Students will study major issues in the contemporary French speaking world, such as immigration, education, culture and politics.

 

Who is this course intended for?

The Diploma is designed for those who have some knowledge of the language and is also suitable for the complete or quasi beginner.

Applications and Selections

Application Open Date: Thursday, 2nd April, 2015: Apply here

 

A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Students must be registered as unemployed and in receipt of one of the following:

-          Job-seekers Benefit

-          Job-seekers Allowance

-          One-parent family allowance

-          Disability allowance

-          Community Employment Scheme

-          or signing for social insurance contribution credits

2015-2016 Fee Scholarship Application Form

Please contact the Programme Administrator for further information. Supporting documentation relating to the above eligibility categories will be required as part of your scholarship application (e.g. a letter from the Dept. of Social Protection).

 

Maria McHugh

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development

NUI Galway, Nuns' Island

Galway

Tel: 091 492144

Fax: 091 525051

E-mail: maria.mchugh@nuigalway.ie

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Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. The assessment for each module takes the form of essays, written assignments or presentations during the semester and a written examination at the end of the semester.

 

This is a two-year, part-time programme. Classes are held one evening per week on Tuesdays from 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in French. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1 st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years should meet the minimum matriculation requirements as outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

Additional Requirements

Duration

2 years, part-time

Next start date

Please contact the Programme Administrator

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

Unlimited

Closing Date

August 31st, 2015.

Next start date

Please contact the Programme Administrator

NFQ level

7

Mode of study

Classroom-based, Tuesdays 6.30pm - 9.30pm

ECTS weighting

30

Award

CAO

PAC code

Course Outline

The programme aims to equip students with appropriate written and oral skills in French. The French native teachers will use the communicative method of modern language instruction. He/she will gradually introduce the relevant points of grammar to the students and show how these are applied to written and oral structures. By the end of each week/term/and year students should be able to converse and comprehend a variety of topics and situations that are normally encountered in everyday situations in a contemporary Francophone environment.

 

Programme content Year 1

  • Introduction to French Language
  • French Language
  • Introduction to Civilisation, Culture and Society in France
  • Oral French - Parlons Français

Programme content Year 2

  • Improvers’ French – on écoute, on écrit et on parle 1
  • Improvers’ French – on écoute, on écrit et on parle 2
  • French Culture – connaître le monde francophone 2 Oral French – Parlons Français 2

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The ability to converse and write in French will be a clear advantage to those who work, or wish to work, in areas such as education, business, law, tourism and information technology, to name but a few. Knowledge of French will offer enhanced employment opportunities both in Ireland and abroad.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€970 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€1,470 p.a. 2015/16

A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment - see section titled "Applications and selections" below for further details.

 

Find out More

Maria McHugh

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development

NUI Galway, Nuns' Island

Galway

Tel: 091 492144

Fax: 091 525051

E-mail: maria.mchugh@nuigalway.ie


What Our Students Say

John

John Moriarty |   Current Student

Just a brief note to say Merci Beaucoup. I am delighted to have attended NUI Galway to study for my Diploma in French. The support was outstanding. Thank you. I am heading to Nice shortly and hope to impress all and sundry.