Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Combine learning French to intermediate or advanced level with study of some aspects of the cultures of the French'speaking world. No previous knowledge of French is required and you can start from beginner, intermediate or upper intermediate level. So if you work in an international or multicultural setting, you will feel much more confident about your linguistic ability and your understanding of the cultures associated with the language.

Course Modules

2 compulsory language modules: Either stage 1 (elementary) and stage 2 (intermediate); or stage 2 (intermediate) and stage 3 (upper intermediate); or stage 3 (upper intermediate) and stage 4 (advanced). compulsory culture module: Imagining France (an introduction to French studies). 1 option module, as appropriate, from: Understanding culture (theories and texts, level 4); approaches to language (level 4); and a level 5 culture module worth 30 credits. Unless you are starting at beginner level we may ask you to take a language placement test to establish which language level you should be placed in. Please note that French 5 (proficiency) is not available for this programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 4 years
Part Time
CertHE (Post A-Level)

Qualifications required:

  • Age restriction