Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

Study Abroad in Montpellier, France — Intensive Summer

Academics: Summer Program


The Study Abroad in Montpellier summer program offers intensive French language study with other international students at the Institute for Foreign Students. The program is designed for students at beginning and intermediate language levels though some advanced students can also be accommodated.

Participants may choose either a 4- or 8-week term and will receive credit for language development for each 4-week term. Courses are designed to help international students develop strong language skills and deepen their cultural understanding. Courses are pre-approved for University of Minnesota credit, and the curriculum is a prescribed set of courses. 

Summer Courses by Language Level

 4 weeks (3–5 cr)

8 weeks (8–10 cr)

1st semester MONT 1001 Beginning French
(5 credits)

MONT 1001 Beginning French
(5 credits)

MONT 1002 Beginning French
(5 credits)

2nd semester MONT 1002 Beginning French
(5 credits)

MONT 1002 Beginning French
(5 credits)

MONT 1003 Intermediate French
(5 credits)

3rd semester MONT 1003 Intermediate French
(5 credits)

MONT 1003 Intermediate French
(5 credits)

MONT 1004 Intermediate French
(5 credits)

4th semester MONT 1004 Intermediate French
(5 credits)

MONT 1004 Intermediate French
(5 credits)

MONT 3015 Advanced French
(3 credits)

5th semester

MONT 3015 Advanced French
(3 credits)

 

MONT 3015 Advanced French
(3 credits)

MONT 3016 Advanced French
(3 credits)

 

6th semester

Mont 3016 Advanced French
(3 credits)

 

Mont 3016 Advanced French
(3 credits)

Mont 3010 French Expression
(3 credits)

 

Beyond 6th semester

Mont 3010 French Expression
(3 credits)

 

Mont 3010 French Expression
(6 credits)

 

Course Descriptions

Beginning French

MONT 1001

Summer

5 Credits

Introduces students to the four language skills: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Topics include everyday issues (shopping, directions, family, housing, etc.).  Equivalent to A1 level.

Syllabus (pdf)

UofM equivalent: FREN 1001

Advanced Beginning French

MONT 1002

Summer

5 Credits

Continues to develop students’ competency in the four language skills: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Topics include everyday issues (shopping, directions, family, housing, etc.).  Equivalent to A1 level.

Syllabus (pdf)

U of M equivalent: FREN 1002

Intermediate French

MONT 1003

Summer

5 Credits

Development of listening, writing, and speaking skills in the context of cultural themes related to the Francophone world. Grammar review and elaboration.  Equivalent to A2 level.

Syllabus (pdf)

U of M equivalent: FREN 1003

Advanced Intermediate French

MONT 1004

Summer

5 Credits

Continued development of listening, writing, and speaking skills in the context of cultural themes related to the Francophone world. Grammar review and elaboration.  Equivalent to A2 level.

Syllabus (pdf)

U of M equivalent: FREN 1004

French Composition and Communication

MONT 3015

Summer

3 Credits

Advanced study of French with particular emphasis on grammar review, vocabulary building, oral communication skills, and language usage in cultural contexts. Equivalent to B1-B2 levels.

Syllabus (pdf)

U of M equivalent: FREN 3015

Advanced French Composition and Communication

MONT 3016

Summer

3 Credits

Advanced study of grammar in context: emphasis on writing for varied communicative purposes, reading for style and content, translation. Students must have completed the equivalent of Fren 3015 (5th semester). Equivalent to B1-B2 levels.

Syllabus (pdf)

U of M equivalent: FREN 3016

French Expression

MONT 3010

Summer

3-6 Credits

Course Content: Intensive work in oral/written communication. Students must have completed the equivalent of Fren 3016 (6th semester). Equivalent to B2 level.

Syllabus (pdf)

U of M equivalent: FREN 3010

 

Visa Information

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on
this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research
Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship