- Classes taught in French
- International excursion
- Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Open to intermediate, advanced and superior-level students.
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Entry requirements: valid passport
Dates & Fees
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.
FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSE (REQUIRED)
Intermediate French Grammar (3-4) – Conducted in French
This course covers aspects of French grammar from the fundamental to the sophisticated, based on language level, including verb tenses, vocabulary, different parts of speech and a variety of writing forms. Students are required to apply what they are learning in grammar exercises both in and out of the classroom. In addition to the language classes, students work on pronunciation, comprehension and vocabulary in a laboratory format.
ELECTIVE OPTION COURSES (CHOOSE TWO)
Students choose two of the following elective courses. Courses are taught at each level. Each elective course lasts for two weeks, meaning that students will take one elective in the first section of the summer session and a different elective within the second section of the summer session. Students should have more than 2 elective course pre-approved by their home university in case of scheduling conflicts.
Written Expression (1.33) [Syllabus]
This course is designed to improve writing skills. Students are expected to produce written papers, essays and other genres of the written word. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in French and want to improve their writing ability.
Oral Expression (1.33) [Syllabus]
This class is a complement to the grammar class at each level. The aim is to practice the French language through speech. Students are presented with real-life scenarios and are expected to speak, listen and respond in group and individual arrangements. This enables students to apply their “book knowledge” to real-life use. The class is designed to improve the students’ ability to express themselves in French.
Contemporary French Civilization (1.33) [Syllabus]
This course presents a wide variety of information about France and its people. The class includes an introduction to the most important aspects of French geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture. This is a very good option for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.
20th Century Literature (1.33) [Syllabus]
Students read and discuss significant works of literature from the 20th century. The focus is on the period, the author, as well as the actual work and background for each piece.
Tourism (1.33) [Syllabus]
This course students to the world of tourism. It allows them to practice French in the context of tourism-specific vocabulary, concrete tasks, understanding of applications, problem solving, etc.
The following topics will be addressed:
- The world of tourism (players, trades, places )
- Tourist greetings (reception, transport, tourism programs, hotels, restoration)
- Promotion of a place, its history, its gastronomy…
- Responding to requests (giving information, answering complaints, etc… )