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University of Dundee

Dundee , Scotland ,United Kingdom

French GradDip

This graduate-level diploma course builds your French language skills. It is suitable if you wish to teach French, or if you already have a school qualification in French (such as a Higher or A-level) and are looking to further your skills for work or personal interest. 

Using a combination of online tools, including web conferencing and online immersion days, you will increase your skills in the French language, including grammar and communication skills. 

You will also gain a wider knowledge of French culture and society, as well as themes such as French literature, history, education, environment, and cinema.

The course is organized into multiple modules of approximately ten weeks duration. The choice of assessments and the project allows you to focus on your own specific interest areas.

There is no requirement for you to already have an undergraduate degree to study this course, as the modules you study and the credits you gain are not at Masters's/postgraduate level.

For secondary teachers of a Modern Foreign Language (MFL), this course provides an additional teaching qualification in French, as it is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and carries a credit rating of 120 SCOTCAT points at SCQF levels 9-10.

Residence abroad is normally a prerequisite for GTCS registration in Secondary French. This period of residence has to be arranged by course participants themselves.

Campus Information

Dundee Campus

The main campus of the university is located in Dundee's West End which contains many of the university's teaching and research facilities; the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Law School and the Dundee Dental Hospital and School.

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Studying French can improve your career prospects in whatever industry you work in. It is also useful for those of you who simply want advanced language skills for personal interests.

This course is popular with secondary school language teachers, who are looking to add an additional language to their teaching abilities. It is also useful for teachers in primary schools, further and adult education settings, who wish to teach the language.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants will normally have a pass in Higher French (or equivalent, such as the Dundee Intensive French course by distance-learning). If you are a Secondary MFL teacher seeking an additional qualification in French, your undergraduate degree should normally be in another Modern Foreign Language, and you should hold a current Secondary MFL teaching qualification.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (overall) 6.5
  • Reading 6.0
  • Listening 6.0
  • Speaking 6.5
  • Writing 6.5

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  • Course Type: Distance Learning
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 4360 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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