French

The objective of the French Program is to give College students an opportunity to acquire a strong command of a second foreign language and to meet the demands of foreign language certification/diploma examinations. Diplomas in French language are those set forth by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR), under the auspices of the International Center of Pedagogical Studies (Centre International d’ Etudes Pédagogiques) and the Ministry of Education of France.

The Foreign Languages Center has developed supplemental curricula for students who want to acquire sufficient knowledge of the French language and to meet the requirements of the DELF DALF examinations.  Courses are taught by carefully selected teachers who apply modern pedagogical methods. Classes are supported by appropriate teaching materials and encompass, among other things, participation in cultural events (such as, the Francophone competition) and use of the library.

The teaching of French is accomplished in three cycles as proposed by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR).

 

Α. 1st cycle Basic Level - DELF A1- A2- B1

Students are taught vocabulary and basic grammatical structures of French that allow them to

• communicate about general topics
• present topics, placing them in the tense (time frame) and context that they desire
• compose letters in which they request or provide information about everyday matters
• read and comprehend simple texts
• express feelings and ideas and be able to defend their viewpoints.
 

At the same time, they begin to prepare for the DELF A1 – A2 – B1 exams (Junior High 7th, 8th, 9th grades in regular or advanced sections).

 

Β. 2nd cycle Intermediate Level - DELF - Β2

DELF B2 is for students who hold DELF B1 certification.  The course is taught in one year and certification at this level exempts our students from having to sit foreign language proficiency exams required by Institutions of Higher Learning in France and other French speaking countries.  It is universally recognized as the level of language proficiency.

 

C. 3rd cycle Advanced Level - DALF C1 - C2

DALF C1 is for students who hold DELF B2 certification.  The course is taught in one year and certifies advanced competence in the French language.  It exempts foreign students from having to sit language exams required by Institutions of Higher Learning in France and other French speaking countries.

DALF C2 is for students who hold DALF C1 certification and the course is taught in one year.  The DALF C2 diploma certifies advanced knowledge of French and all holders of this diploma are eligible to apply for a Teaching Certificate issued by the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.