This program offers students the opportunity to hone their knowledge of French language and culture by taking a mixture of French language courses and culture and civilization courses at the Institut Catholique de Paris. The program is available to students from all language backgrounds, from the true beginning (débutant) to the superior (supérieur) language levels. Classes are comprised of international students from every corner of the world, providing students with unique perspectives and environments from which to learn. All courses are taught by host university faculty at the Institut Catholique de Paris in its Institut de Langue et de Culture Française (ILCF).
During the spring semester, students may elect to join the A or the B version of this program. Both options offer the exact same courses and program structure, however, the A program is shortened to allow students to take their finals and return to the States around the end of the typical U.S. spring semester.
French Language Courses:
Through a pre-departure online placement exam, students will be placed into the most appropriate French language course to foster their linguistic growth. Depending on the individual language placement, students may take French language/grammar courses, phonetics, spoken French, written French, and more.
Culture and Civilization Courses:
Culture and civilization courses taught in French and English are available through this program and typically cover topics including art, theater, literature, communications, literature, gastronomy, and politics. Culture and civilization courses in French are only available to students at the High Beginning (A2-1) level and above.
Students who place into the True Beginning (A1-1) or Beginning (A1-2) levels will primarily take French language. These students may then take one class in English. Students who place into the High Beginning (A2-1) or Low Intermediate (A2-2) must take a French language course. Depending on the number of hours of French language taken, they can then take up to three French culture and civilization courses or two English courses.
Students may add an intensive month session as a preface to the spring programs at the Institut Catholique de Paris.
Gap students, 18 years old and older, are also eligible for this program.
ARTS & FRENCH LANGUAGE - INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE PARIS - INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE PARISThis program offers students the unique opportunity to discover Paris through the arts and French language. Students will have two course options while participating in this program:
Option 1: 1 French Language Course + 1 Fine Arts Course
Option 2: 2 Fine Arts courses
Fine Arts Courses:
The fine arts courses treat the city of Paris as the classroom, where instructors lead students through museums and monuments of interest throughout the city. The aim of these courses is to relay the foundations and histories of various forms of art (such as painting, photography, cinema, and fashion) to students to use in their daily lives and potentially their own work. For those moments when classroom time is needed, arts courses may be held in ISA Paris office's classroom space. All arts courses are taught by visiting instructors and are open exclusively to ISA Paris students, creating instant bonds among program participants.
French Language Courses:
French language courses are available to students from all language backgrounds, from the true beginning (débutant) to the superior (supérieur) language levels. Through a pre-departure online placement exam, students will be placed into the most appropriate French language course to foster their linguistic growth. Courses target the competencies of written and verbal communication and comprehension. These classes are comprised of international students from every corner of the world, providing students with distinct perspectives and environments from which to learn. These courses are taught in French by host university faculty at the Institut Catholique de Paris in its Institut de Langue et de Culture Française (ILCF).
Gap students, 18 years old and older, are eligible for this program.
Back to back programs are also available to students who would like to participate in two sessions of this program during the summer.
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