|Mr. BOUVARD, Bertrand|
This one month programme was launched in March 2017. It was co-organised by the VPSA, the Department of Linguistics and Translation and the French Language and Culture Institute (ILCF) of the Lyon Catholic University, Lyon, France (http://www.ilcf.net/en-/)
The aims of this programme are to: (1) boost the language proficiency of student participants in French; (2) to promote intercultural awareness among students; (3) to enhance students¡¦ knowledge of French culture and society; (4) to promote a culture of achievement among students and instill a sense of responsibility about their own learning.
The intended learning outcomes include: (1) reaching a level of proficiency in French that would enable students to use the language in familiar situations and contexts and carry out routine tasks with a considerable degree of autonomy, even though in some instances they may need the assistance of a native speaker; (2) being able to explain issues related to French culture and society with a considerable degree of confidence; (3) gaining an insight into French culture and society so that they can assess different situations requiring certain intercultural awareness.
The activities organized for this programme include: (1) 80 hours French language and culture course; (2) immersion in a host family; (3) international night with all the students of the Institute; (4) cultural tour of the city of Lyon and nearby towns.
View more: Discovery-Enriched Summer Programmes
By attending LT3504 German 4, students have begun to study level A2 of the Common European Framework (CEF) and are able to communicate more independently. Outside of the restraints of typical textbook scenarios, they write about themselves about whatever they find worth communicating to others. For our students this is not just another communication exercise, but also the opportunity for presenting themselves on the website of their own university and to impress potential employers (and of course friends and family) with their German language skills. They do this in a professional, yet casual and sometimes humorous manner which is a valuable supplement to their naturally more formal CVs.
See also: German Language Olympics 2017-2018