Diploma in French

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies

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.

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.

Duration: 2 years, part-time

Next start date: Sept. 2014

ECTS weighting: 30

Average intake: Unlimited

Closing date: Extended to 29th August 2014

NFQ level: 7

Mode of study: Classroom-based

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

Applications and selections

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

- Social Insurance Contribution Credits

- Community Employment Scheme

Fee Scholarship Application form 2014-2015 

 

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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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.

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

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €970 p.a. 2014/15 (Inclusive of Levy)
Non-EU (Total): €1,470 p.a. 2014/15

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.

 

Current students

John Moriarty

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.