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French Program

Language Center

Embark on a journey of learning French

Gain knowledge about France's rich language history

The second most important language taught in the Language Center is French. Courses in French are offered at different levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. These courses can either be taken to satisfy specific degree requirements or as electives.

Two different types of French programs are available: French as a Foreign Language, mostly for international students, and French as a Second Language, mostly for Moroccan students.

AUI Language Center French Program Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Newly admitted students are required to take a placement test in French.  The result of this international official test (Test d’Evaluation de Français) determines how many course in French a student needs to take and at what level.  Students may not take French in their first semester of study at Al Akhawayn.

AUI Language Center French Program Exit Requirements

Exit Requirements

The exit requirements are similar to those for the English program. In general, the student must fulfill all the requirements of the class, including but not limited to in-class work, tests, presentations, etc.

AUI Language Center French Program evaluation


The instructor will assign a grade for the class based on a student’s attendance, participation, test results, and homework.  The final grade is a letter grade that conforms to the university’s policies.

AUI Language Center French Program course description

Course Descriptions

French as a Foreign Language:
  • FRE 1301 Beginning French I;
  • FRE 1302 Beginning French II;
  • FRE 2301 Intermediate French;
French as a Second Language:
  • FRN 1305 Consolidating French;
  • FRN 1308 French for Academic Purposes I;
  • FRN 2310 French for Academic Purposes II;
  • FRN 3310 Advanced French Writing and Speaking Skills;
  • FRN 4320 French for the Professions.
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