French is a language spoken originally in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. French as a foreign language is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English. Along with English, it is perhaps the most used language in the European Commission. In addition, a great number of words were borrowed from French that are now widely used by English speakers.

French is also an official administrative language in several communities and international organizations.
French is an official language in 29 countries, most of which are members of the community of French-speaking countries. It is spoken as a first language in France, the Canadian province of Quebec, the region of Wallonia in Belgium, western Switzerland, Monaco, certain parts of Canada and the United States, and by various communities elsewhere. French is the fourth most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRAINING

Level: Basic

Upon successful completion of this level, the student will be able to:
Use basic vocabulary in simple conversation. Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
Introduce him / her and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Level: Intermediate A

Upon successful completion of this level, the student will be able to: Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Level: Intermediate B

Upon successful completion of this level, the student will be able to: Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Level: Advanced A

Upon successful completion of this level, the student will be able to: Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Level: Advanced B

Upon successful completion of this level, the student will be able to: Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Express him / her fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

French is an official language in 29 countries, most of which are members of the community of French-speaking countries. It is spoken as a first language in France, the Canadian province of Quebec, the region of Wallonia in Belgium, western Switzerland, Monaco, certain parts of Canada and the United States, and by various communities elsewhere. French is the fourth most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union.