French is one of the three working languages of the European Union along with English and German, and one of the two working languages of the UN, UNESCO and NATO, amongst others. The decision-making centres of the European Union and other international organizations are located in various French speaking cities, including Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Geneva, and Lausanne.

This implies work access in areas of politics, economics, diplomacy, law, business, transport and sports.

French language courses, which are structured in accordance with the proficiency levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (new descriptors, December 2018), are intended to develop effective communicative and mediation skills, as well as social and cultural skills and knowledge, through the use of a variety of approaches based on interaction and the use of technology and authentic materials.

Courses

LAN 105 French – Beginners I
In this course, students will acquire the basic language skills of “reception, “production”, “interaction” enabling them to understand and use simple French in everyday life.

After completion of the course, students are expected to meet the A1.1+ level requirements of the new descriptors of the CEFR.
LAN 106 French – Beginners II
Prerequisite: LAN 105 or equivalent.

At this stage, students will be able to communicate in simple routine situations and handle short social exchanges on familiar and everyday topics. They will further on the skills of “reception, “production”, “interaction” and will be introduced to mediation.

By the end of the course, students are expected to be competent at the A2.1 level of the new descriptors of the CEFR.
LAN 107 French – Intermediate level I
Prerequisite: LAN 106 or equivalent.

At this stage, students are expected to be able to communicate and mediate in situations related to routine matters and to have greater confidence in their oral and written expression. The skills are developed following a variety of activities and tasks in an effort to provide achievement in competences of “reception, “production”, “interaction”, “mediation”.

By the end of the course, students are expected to be competent at the A2 (Waystage) level of the new descriptors of the CEFR.
LAN 108 French - Intermediate level II
Prerequisite: LAN 107 or equivalent.

This course continues to develop communicative and mediation skills, teaching students how to express opinions and exchange views on everyday situations and current events. The competences of reception, production, interaction and mediation are further developed through a variety of activities and tasks. At the same time, it explores different aspects of contemporary France, using technology and authentic materials.

The language proficiency level of this course is aligned with the B1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As of Fall 2021, students who complete LAN 108 French - Intermediate level II with an overall grade of 7 or higher will receive a Foreign Language Certificate at the B1.1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) from the University of Cyprus.
LAN 110 French for Specific Purposes – History & Archaeology - Intermediate Level I (5 ECTS)
Prerequisite: LAN 106 or equivalent.

This course is designed for the students of the Departments of Classics and Philosophy, History and Archaeology, and Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. It aims at developing comprehension of French texts in these areas of specialization. Particular attention is focused on specialized vocabulary/terminology in the above fields of study. Grammatical knowledge is expanded within the context of the texts examined.

By the end of the course, students are expected to be well on their way to the A2 (waystage) level of the new descriptors of the CEFR.
LAN 117 French Intermediate Level ΙΙΙ
Prerequisite: LAN 108 or equivalent.

French Intermediate Level III (B1.2) is the second and final stage of the B1 level (B1.2). The course focuses on strengthening students’ communication skills and strategies while incorporating a learner-centred assessment approach. The four skills are developed through a variety of activities and tasks which enable students to build multidimensional skills useful for social integration, while giving emphasis on plurilingual and pluricultural profiles. The course also focuses on students' cultural awareness in today's France and provides them with linguistic and cultural tools which are essential when travelling to France for personal, academic or professional reasons.

The language proficiency level of this course is aligned with the B1.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As of Spring 2022, students who complete LAN 117 French Intermediate Level ΙΙΙ with an overall grade of 7 or higher will receive a Foreign Language Certificate at the B1.2 level of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) from the University of Cyprus.
LAN 118 French - Advanced level I
Prerequisite: LAN 117 or equivalent.

The course provides students, through comprehension and production activities of written and spoken language, with the necessary tools to improve their level of knowledge of the French language and culture and to develop all communicative language skills (comprehension and production of written and spoken language, interaction and mediation) as well as language, sociolinguistic and pragmatic skills.

The language proficiency level of this course is aligned with the B2.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As of Fall 2021, students who complete LAN 118 French - Advanced level I with an overall grade of 7 or higher will receive a Foreign Language Certificate at the B2.1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) from the University of Cyprus.
LAN 222 - French for Law I
Prerequisite: LAN 106 or equivalent

The course French for Law is intended for Law students. The aim of the course is to develop students' linguistic skills in French in order to effectively communicate at the workplace and be able to use the French language, at both spoken and written, in situations of a professional activity in the field of law. In particular, emphasis is placed on familiarizing students with legal terminology, phraseology and the understanding of legal documents.

On completion of the course, students are expected to achieve a level equivalent to A2 in the new CEFR descriptors.
LAN 223 - French for Law II
Prerequisite: LAN 222 or equivalent

The course French for Law II is intended for students of the Department of Law. The subject of the course is the further development of all the language skills of students in French (comprehension, production and interaction, both in written and spoken language), while language mediation is also introduced. At the same time, the vocabulary and phraseology of legal science in the French language are enriched. These skills will allow students the effective use of the French language in matters related to their field of study and will give them an additional qualification at personal, academic and professional level.

The language proficiency level of this course is aligned with the B1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As of Spring 2022, students who complete LAN 223 - French for Law II with an overall grade of 7 or higher will receive a Foreign Language Certificate at the B1.1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) from the University of Cyprus.

       

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