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    University of Paris, Sorbonne 2014 – 2016
    Cours de Civilisation Francaises Sorbonne
    French Language & Culture Courses
    4 weeks: $1695 USD / Semester – $3595 USD

    The Program

    What better place to study and experience the French language than at its source – The University of Paris, Sorbonne. The program objective is to give all foreign students, whatever their level, the opportunity to attend French Language and Culture courses in Paris. The course is open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Certificate of completion (transcript) is provided to each student upon completing the course. Students must request this “certificate” (transcript) upon completion.

    All courses are taught in French. Over 150,000 students from around the globe have participated in this program. Located in the Latin Quarter. Open to all adults. All levels of ability.

    Courses

    French Language – all levels – beginning, intermediate, advanced. All courses are taught in French. Placement tests are given upon arrival to determine level of ability (Niveaux, Niveau Moyen, Superieur), and students are placed in the proper level course. There are also courses for “absolute beginners”, as well as very advanced students.

    All courses are structured according to the European framework of reference.

    • Practical Courses: Small group courses that enable students to acquire a progressive command of French in all components (morphology, conjugation, spelling, syntax, etc). Some glimpses about French Civilisation, in particular Literature, are also provided.
    • Phonetics (with laboratory): Specific courses adapted to the native language of the students. After a presentation and preparation in class, the teacher of applied linguistic makes the students work individually in a language laboratory.
    • Lectures: All lectures about French society and culture, read by eminent specialists (faculty), enable students to improve their knowledge in French Civilisation and, at the same time, to perfect their oral comprehension. All lectures take place in a lecture hall.

    Cultural Activities – (conferences) are included in the Fall, Winter and Spring Semesters as well as the Summer sessions….but they are available for only “high intermediate” and “advanced” level students, for the lectures are taught in French.

    A placement test is given there upon arrival, and those considered “high intermediate” or “advanced” level ability can then enroll in 1- 2 cultural electives.

    Beginner – low intermediate students take Phonetics and language laboratory. Cultural course listings vary every term (session), and are available upon check-in. Course topics include: history, politics, literature, philosophy, sociology, music, art and geography. Elective course descriptions are obtained upon check-in.

    All courses are taught by French professors (instructors) from the University of Paris Sorbonne. Upon completing the course (term), all students will receive a “transcript” (Certificate) of completion from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Class size varies by level, with the largest classes (beginning level) being about 20 students.

    French 101(Elementary):

    Elementary French
    Location: University of Paris – Sorbonne (Paris, France)
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Terms

    This course is a first year college “Cours Pratiques” in French grammar and writing practice for beginners and students with up to two years of high school French or one year of college French. It is designed to give a basic foundation in French vocabulary, grammar, reading, phonetics, conversation and laboratory practice. Includes a Phonetics lab.

    French 201(Intermediate):

    Intermediate French
    Location: University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris, France)
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Terms

    This “Cours Pratiques” instruction is a contination of French 101, and covers vocabulary, grammar, compostition, and textual analysis. Emphasis is put on compostion, reading skills, and conversation ability. Overall, this course supports the more advanced areas of the French language. Phonetics lab included.

    French 301(Advanced):

    Advanced French 1
    Location: University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris, France)
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Terms

    This course focuses on improving oral fluency and written composition. More emphasis is placed on tenses, moods, syntax and the use of language types (informal, colloquial, an refined). Focus is also placed on improving vocabulary, grammar, composition, and textual analysis. Current events in France will also be included in conversation. Includes Phonetics lab.

    French 401 (Superior):

    Advanced Level 2
    Location: University of Paris-Sorbonne
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

    This course is for very advanced level students, and focuses on acquiring excellent grammar skills as well as perfecting syntax, semantics, and nuances of the French Language. Contemporary cultural topics, politics, economics and business are discussed in class to help students understand more about modern French Society.

    French 120 / 220 / 320 /420 – Phonetics

    Location: University of Paris-Sorbonne
    Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

    This course is in conversation and phonetic French, and emphasizes a practical working knowledge of daily French language. Focus is on practice and theory of French pronounciation, intonation, sentence structure and articulation. This course is taken together with the other courses at the same level. Thus, all level courses include a “Phonectics Course” to go with it.

    Additional Courses for Intermediate and Advanced Levels:

    • Art History (History of Art in France) (300 – 400 Levels)
    • Economy and Society in France:17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Century (300 – 400 Levels)
    • History of Paris 1 & 2 (300 Levels)
    • History of France (Middle Ages to 18th Century) 400 Level
    • History of France (18th – 20th Century) 400 Level
    • Literature: 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th Century (300 – 400 Levels)
    • Philosophy – History of Ideas Until 18th Century – 400 Level
    • Philosophy – Modern French Thought – 400 Level
    • Political Science – French Politics – 400 Level
    • Sociology – French Society – 400 Level

    NOTE: Above cultural (extra) courses require student to pass placement exam for highintermediate and advanced levels. All courses taught in French. Thesecourses areoptional and cost additional fee if accepted to take any of these extra courses. All students must take placement test.

    NOTE: All courses are university level and taught by qualified faculty. Course descriptions are obtained from the instructor there.

    Academic Credit

    Students earn 12-15 semester credits for completing Fall, Winter, and Spring Semesters – 20 hours of class per week. 3 – 4 credits per month during the Summer courses.

    Financial Aid

    Yes, you can use your financial aid on this program. Please have your Financial Aid office e-mail us a “Consortium Agreement”. CSA does not offer any scholarships or financial aid, we can only assist you in using your home school’s financial aid on this program.

    The earlier the better, since it takes time to process. Overall, CSA does not offer any financial aid, we can only assist you in obtaining and using your aid from your home school on these programs.

    Activities

    Some local excursions and cultural activities are scheduled during the year. Students should check with the student office there for destinations, schedule, and prices. These are optional, cost extra, and are not guaranteed. Many students organize their own excursions and field trips with classmates.

    Housing

    There is no residence hall at the Sorbonne. All students arrange own housing. CSA provides an extensive list of Paris student housing website links with your confirmations. University cafeterias provide meals at special discount prices to all students. About 10 cafeterias are located near the Sorbonne, and are usually open every day, except Sundays. Get list at arrival check-in.

    Dates and Fees


    SPRING SEMESTER 2014

    February 12th – May 30th, 2014
    French Language and Culture: 20 hrs per week
    Placement Test: January 28th – February 5th
    $3595 USD


    SPRING 8 WEEK SESSION 2014

    February 17th – April 11th, 2014
    French Language & Phonetics – 18 hrs per week
    Placement Test: January 24th – February 12th
    .$2995 USD


    SUMMER SESSIONS – 2014

    4 weeks June 2nd – 30th, 2014 French Language 12 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: May 26th – 30th
    $1695 USD
    4 weeks July 3rd – 31st, 2014 French language & Culture 20 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: June 23rd – 30th
    $1995 USD
    6 weeks July 3rd – August 14th, 2014 French Language & Culture 20 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: June 23rd – 30th
    $2595 USD
    8 weeks July 3rd – August 29th, 2014 French Language & Culture 20 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: June 23rd – 30th
    $3195 USD
    4 weeks August 1st – 29th, 2014 .French Language & Culture 20 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: July 28th – 31st
    $1995 USD
    4 weeks September 1st – 26th, 2014 French Language 12 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: August 26th – 29th
    $1695 USD
    4 weeks
    Intensive
    July, August, or September – same dates Intensive 25 hrs / wk
    * Placement Tests: Same dates for Intensive sessions…as listed above.
    $2495 USD
    6 weeks
    Intensive
    July 3rd – August 14th, 2014 Intensive 25 hrs / wk
    * Placement Tests: Same dates for Intensive sessions…as listed above.
    $3295 USD
    8 weeks
    Intensive
    July 3rd – August 29th, 2014 Intensive 25 hrs / wk
    * Placement Tests: Same dates for Intensive sessions…as listed above.
    $3995 USD

    Note: Arrive prior to placement test date.

    FALL QUARTER 2014

    September 4th – December 4th, 2014
    French Language & Culture: 15 hrs per week
    Placement Test: August 28th – September 2nd
    $3495 USD


    FALL/WINTER SEMESTER 2014

    October 9th, 2014 – January 23rd, 2015
    French Language & Culture: 20 hrs per week
    Placement Test: September 19th – October 2nd
    $3595 USD


    FALL 8 WEEKS SESSION 2014

    October 16th – December 19th, 2014
    French Language & Phonetics: 18 hrs per week
    Placement Test: September 19th – October 10th
    $3295 USD


    ACADEMIC YEAR 2014 – 2015

    October 9th, 2014 – May 30th, 2015
    French Language & Culture: 20 hrs per week
    Placement Test: September 19th – October 2nd
    $6695 USD


    SPRING SEMESTER 2015

    February 11th – May 30th, 2015
    French Language & Culture: 20 hrs per week
    Placement Test: January 27th – February 4th
    $3695 USD


    SPRING 8 WEEK SESSION 2015

    February 16th – April 10th, 2015
    French Language & Phonetics: 18 hrs per week
    Placement Test: January 23rd – February 11th
    $3295 USD

    Final exams during last week. Certificate (Diploma) given after exams.


    SUMMER SESSIONS – 2015

    4 weeks June 1st – 26th, 2015 French Language 12 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: May 25th – 29th
    $1695 USD
    4 weeks July 2nd – 31st, 2015 French language & Culture 20 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: June 22nd – 30th
    $1995 USD
    6 weeks July 2nd – August 13th, 2015 French Language & Culture 20 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: June 22nd – 30th
    $2595 USD
    8 weeks July 2nd – August 28th, 2015 French Language & Culture 20 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: June 22nd – 30th
    $3195 USD
    4 weeks August 1st – 28th, 2015 .French Language & Culture 20 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: July 27th – 30th
    $1995 USD
    4 weeks September 1st – 30th, 2015 French Language 12 hrs / wk
    * Placement Test: August 25th – 28th
    $1695 USD
    4 weeks
    Intensive
    July, August, or September – same dates Intensive 25 hrs / wk
    * Placement Tests: Same dates for Intensive sessions…as listed above.
    $2495 USD
    6 weeks
    Intensive
    July 2nd – August 13th, 2015 Intensive 25 hrs / wk
    * Placement Tests: Same dates for Intensive sessions…as listed above.
    $3295 USD
    8 weeks
    Intensive
    July 2nd – August 28th, 2015 Intensive 25 hrs / wk
    * Placement Tests: Same dates for Intensive sessions…as listed above.
    $3995 USD

    Note: Arrive prior to placement test date.

    Similar summer dates in 2016

    FALL QUARTER 2015

    September 3rd – December 3rd, 2015
    French Language & Culture: 15 hrs per week
    Placement Test: August 27th – September 1st
    $3495 USD


    FALL/WINTER SEMESTER 2015

    October 8th, 2015 – January 22nd, 2016
    French Language & Culture: 20 hrs per week
    Placement Test: September 18th – 30th
    $3595 USD


    FALL 8 WEEK SESSION 2015

    October 15th – December 18th, 2015
    French Language & Phonetics: 18 hrs per week
    Placement Test: September 18th – October 9th
    $3295 USD


    ACADEMIC YEAR 2015 – 2016

    October 8th, 2015 – May 31st, 2016
    French Language & Culture: 20 hrs per week
    Placement Test: September 18th – 30th
    $6695 USD


    SPRING SEMESTER 2016

    February 10th – May 31st, 2016
    French Language & Culture: 20 hrs per week
    Placement Test: January 26th – February 3rd
    $3695 USD

    * Final exams given during last week. Certificate (Diploma) given after exams.

    Requirements

    Passport required. Visa not required for tourist stay up to 3 months. Students are required to obtain a visa in advance. “Letter of enrollment” is needed to obtain student visa. CSA will provide each applicant with this “letter” upon registration and payment. Again, a Visa is required for the Semester programs. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for a Visa at the nearest French Consulate. Visa fee approx. $60.

    Plan on arriving a few days prior start date – earlier the better if you can.

    Visa: Visa required. CSA will provide the “Letter of Admission” for visa.
    Minimum Age: 18. 17 yrs may attend the Summer sessions. Any special exceptions, please ask CSA.

    Airport Pick-Up Service

    No airport Pick-up Service: Not available for this program. It’s easy to take the transportation from the airport into central Paris. The Paris Metro is easy to use. Consult your travel book for details. Check out airport shuttle service: www.leadershuttle.net

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