French Second Year is offered in one delivery modes: Full Year (classes usually begin in late March or early April each year and run for 30 weeks with one 2-hour session weekly).
The Course is Suitable for:
Students in the French Second Year course are assumed to be familiar with, and have a good understanding of, content covered in the French First Year course at Professional and Continuing Education, or have attained equivalent proficiency elsewhere including any in-country experience. The course follows a task-based, student-centred approach – to obtain maximum benefit students should be willing to adapt to this course delivery format.
Please feel free to contact us and speak with a course adviser if you need assistance in selecting the appropriate course or level of study for you. However in the first instance we encourage you to self-assess your language level.
Intended Course Outcome:
PCE’s French First Year and French Second Year courses together will, over the 2 levels of study, deliver content covered in the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
For description of CEFR A1 language ability, please see the language proficiency grid.
The course will follow a format where students will learn from teacher-directed instruction and task-based activities; this format provides learners greater opportunity to interact in the target language and learn the structure of the language from functional use. There will be limited use of English initially; however this will reduce as the course progresses to prepare students for a more immersive environment where French will be used increasingly as the medium of classroom instruction.
The course is delivered by experienced adult educators and the teaching style is interactive, giving students the opportunity to learn with, and from, others.
Students are expected to spend an equal amount of time on individual study between sessions.
Certificate & Assessment:
Upon successful completion of the course, and meeting attendance requirements, participants will receive a University of Adelaide, Centre for Professional and Continuing Education Certificate of Completion.
Intensive and Full Year students have the option to have their language competency assessed during the course; if the required standard is achieved for the course, and the attendance requirement is met, students will be awarded a Certificate of Competency.
This is not an award course. However, there are some institutions that may recognise this course as a unit of study. Students should check with the institution concerned regarding recognition.
Payment Options, Concessions and Discounts:
- Discounts and concessions are applicable to this course.
- A part payment option is also available for this course (Note: Part payment option is only applicable when enrolling at early registration fee)
- HECS/FEE-HELP cannot be used to pay for this course.
Please note: Entry to full year courses is possible at any time of the year. It is the responsibility of the student to determine they have the required language competency to cope with the course content at the point of entry and the course delivery format