Want to learn French? Feel like discovering the French society and culture? Always dreamed of visiting historical and natural sites in France? SUSCAT 2019 will give you that opportunity, leading to a full access to the French-speaking world.
The International Academy (summer university of the ComUE LNF), which fosters integration and interactive exchange between students from various disciplines, will deliver exciting teachings in the French language and culture. A final assessment of the knowledge and skills acquired in French language during the session will close your training.
The International Academy will organise valuable site visits of historical and natural interest in the Hauts-de-France region and Belgium, along with festive events. What a great occasion to meet other students in a more relaxed framework and to chat with professors and researchers in a friendly atmosphere! The official Welcome Reception at the Haut-de-France Regional Council will be the institutional climax of the programme.
Half of the schedule will be devoted to the 60-hour linguistic, social and cultural programme delivered in English. When appropriate, you will be mixed with fellow students from five France Excellence Summer Schools.
18h / FRENCH FOR FOREIGNERS
2h / ASSESSMENT (French for Foreigners)
3h / FRENCH SOCIETY
3h / INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
30h / CULTURAL VISITS
4h / WELCOME AND CLOSING EVENTS
Experienced academic advisors, teachers, lecturers, professionals from ComUE LNF member institutions will offer their competence on the following domains:
1. FRENCH FOR FOREIGNERS
General written and spoken French: syntax, morphology, vocabulary, phonology.
Courses will enable you to get acquainted with day-to-day French or to strengthen your communication skills, depending on your initial level. You will learn how to interact and, through appropriate and various activities in connection with daily life, you will get involved in the French culture.
2. FRENCH SOCIETY
French space, how better to apprehend its social and cultural context than in France?
Cultural keys together with a little geography in both regional and national dimensions, major social issues, prominent historic facts since the Modern period, France in the European Union.
3. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
An introduction to main elements: uniformity, difference and diversity.
How better to adapt to a new environment? You will be invited to question your own on-going cross-cultural experience and acculturation strategies. You will be brought to find keys and make the best of your potential while studying in France.
Language and culture classes will take place in the state-of-the-art building of graduate school Sciences Po Lille, perfectly located in downtown Lille.
The Hauts-de-France region is typified by its maritime and Flemish borders, agrarian economy, ancient trade fairs tradition, former textile and mine industries steeped in the Catholic values of its captains and vivid memory of wounds inflicted by two world wars. France’s youngest region is now renowned for its competitiveness, dynamic cultural and social life, and a unique mix of Flemish cheerfulness and French elegance.
Guided tour of streets, squares and monuments of the old town and its beautiful ancient architecture, as well as the pentagonal Citadel of the city wall of Lille; discovery of the richest, most impressive French art collection outside of the capital city (Saturday July 6th).
2. BRUGES (Belgium):
Free time in the charming old Flemish city, also known as “the Venice of the North” thanks to its beautiful canals (Sunday July 7th).
3. LOUVRE-LENS MUSEUM & FIREWORKS:
Visit of the Time Gallery in the northern Louvre (built atop a former mine works) and its revolutionary museography (Saturday July 13th) and sightseeing of the great fireworks in Lille on the French National Day (Sunday July 14th). Optional. Alternatively, you are free to travel wherever you want on your expense.
4. CH'TI EVENING:
Local cuisine in a traditional restaurant and introduction to the Ch'ti linguistic and cultural specificity (Thursday July 18th).
5. EXCURSION TO THE COAST:
NB: Minor modifications to the linguistic and cultural programme may occur.
Want to prolong your stay in North-West Europe? Willing to take another step into the French language and culture? Keen on discovering more sights? You will have the opportunity to participate, partly at your expense, in the Academy.120 programme (29th July - 28th August 2019) organised in Lille by the International Academy.
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