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French 3 Advanced


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed French 1 pre-intermediate and French 2 Upper-intermediate.


In this course you learn how to handle successfully a variety of social situations you may encounter in daily life in France or other French-speaking countries, or when meeting French-speaking people. You learn to maintain face-to-face conversations. We will focus on speaking and understanding the language with a variety of oral and written communication tasks in small groups, in pairs or with the whole class. This course will also discuss cultural backgrounds of speakers of French.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a level B2/C1 of the Common European Framework .
The final objective of this course series is to obtain a advanced level of proficiency in [language], aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.

  • (Audio)visual reception (reading): B2/C1

  • Written production (writing): B2+

  • Listening: B2/C1

  • Oral productions (speaking): B2/C1


The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website

Mode of instruction

Two two hour tutorials every week

Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or a tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: 48 hrs (4 hours per week x 12 weeks)

  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 92 hours

  • Assessment hours (midterms and final exam): 6 hrs

Assessment method


  • There is no re-sit test during the course.

  • Use of the target language to communicate with correct pronunciation, vocabulary items and grammar

  • In-class oral performance

  • Use of course contents, including vocabulary items, grammar,

  • Written exam and quiz

  • Use of the target language to write with suitable vocabulary items and grammar Writing assignments


1) Participation in class and homework : 10%
2) Evaluations every week: Grammar/ Vocabulary : 20%
3) Mid-term exam: 25%
4) Final exam : Part I written (25%) + Partie II oral (20%)

To complete the final mark, please take notice of the following: the final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
To pass the course, the average has to be 5.5 at least.


If the final grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is the possibility of a resit.
The resit will be a written exam of two hours, and will test if the students have reached the end level of this semester. This exam consists of the following components:

  • Reading and writing;

  • Written dialogue;

  • Vocabulary and grammar.


Blackboard will be used. For tutorial groups: please enroll in blackboard after your enrolment in uSis

Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

  • Vocabulaire progressif du français, Claire Miquel, niveau perfectionnement, Clé international. ISBN : 978-2-09-038154-2

  • Vocabulaire, Corrigés. ISBN : 978-2-09-038115-9

  • Grammaire progressive du Français Niveau Intermédiaire Nouvelle édition CLE International ISBN 978-2-09-038124-5

  • Grammaire progressive du Français Niveau Intermédiaire Corrigés Nouvelle édition CLE International ISBN 978-2-09-038117-7


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


P.G. Hulsbosch
J.M. Giberius-Vignaud
F. Decauville
Drs. J.C. Bekker


For this course attendance and participation is essential. Classes missed for a good reason have to be discussed with the language instructor BEFORE the class takes place. Frequent absence will inevitably lead to lower participation grades, or denied access to the final exam.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.