Course Objective

This program is focused on french language learning and Micro, Nano & Smart technology for industrial applications.

Course Description

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CLA) of the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon has partnered with Campus France and the Graduate School EIPHI of the Federal University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté to provide a new program of the French + Sciences in Besançon, Dijon and Belfort.

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Participant’s profiles

Student in Bachelor’s studies
French level: none
English level: B2

CEFR : Common Reference levels

Objectives and content

Course content: 120 hours (30 hrs / week)

• Learn or develop communication skills in French
• Discover how faculties and training and research units work in France, especially at the University of Franche-Comté
• Discover French scientific culture and entrepreneurial dynamism in the fields of Micro, Nano & Smart technology
• Explore the cultural assets of a French ‘region’ (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) and its surrounding areas

1. French as a foreign language module – 15 hours per week
• Acquisition of oral and written communication skills
• Development of intercultural competences

2. Scientific activities: Micro, Nano and Smart technology – 15 hours per week
• Introduction to 12 topics of scientific research at University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté
• Participation in tutorials and lab works
• Visits to state-of-the-art laboratories and meeting with researchers
• Cultural tours

Working language: English

Organization of the course:

Every week, from Monday to Friday:
• 3 hours of French every morning
• 3 hours of scientific and technical activities every afternoon


Student performance will depend on 3 points:
– Quality of the student’s weekly journal and subsequent progress report
– Degree of participation in program activities
– Progress in French as a foreign language.
The program will be providing 16 credits (within transcript and certificate)

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