Diploma in French
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
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.
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.
2 years, part-time
Next start date: September 2013 in NUI Galway. Will be available in Ennis from September 2014.
ECTS weighting: 30
Average intake: Unlimited
Closing date: Friday, 30th August 2013. For late applications, please contact the Programme Co-ordinator.
NFQ level: 7
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
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
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development, NUI Galway
Tel: 091 492144
Fax: 091 525051
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €970 p.a. 2013/14
Non-EU (Total): €1,470 p.a. 2013/14
A number of scholarships will be available for applicants who have become unemployed (since January 2008) and wish to update their skills and knowledge. Scholarships will constitute a 50% contribution to programme fees. A separate application process will be required.
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.