The Boulogne-sur-Mer Summer Programme distinguishes itself thanks to its economical prices for a quality programme including 20 hours French lessons per week and cultural activities, organised events and discovery of the local and regional heritage.
The courses monitor the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages goals. The teaching method used is based on a communicative and action oriented approach.
In order to enhance quality of learning, classes are taught in groups of no more than 12 learners. Each learner is placed in the appropriate group for their ability level, which is confirmed by means of a test conducted before classes start.
Classes are stimulating, combining the study and practice of spoken and written language in all five skills: listening comprehension and oral expression and interaction, written comprehension and expression. Aspects of phonetics (diction, articulation, intonation, rhythm) are covered in the various classes. Emphasis is also placed on French culture (French-language literature, history of institutions, local history, reflections on French society etc.) and the intercultural dimension. The teachers use a wide variety of teaching materials.
The programme provides 20 hours of classes per week:
10 hours - competences which are favoured: reading and writing skills, language study (vocabulary, grammar);
5 hours - priority is given to oral expression and interaction;
5 hours - priority is given to writing expression with different themes (poems and songs, stories, cartoons, essays, working groups…) and/or projects.
Courses take place from Monday to Friday; generally on the morning from Tuesday to Friday and on the afternoon on the Monday (to enable our students to make a journey on a long week-end). Two or three teachers work with each level group.
Teachers monitor every learner individually. The teaching team is available to answer any questions.
The programme of cultural events and activities:
Classes are supplemented by an offer of cultural events and activities and introductions to the local and regional heritage. A team of facilitators are present outside of classes, during the activities, to facilitate interaction and to help create a cordial atmosphere.
Optional additional training module:
DELF diploma Examination Preparation (levels B1 or B2)
10 hours between 8th and 16th July 2019, before the examination.