API in Caen, France: French Language and Culture
Founded in 1432, the Université de Caen, Basse-Normandie is one of Europe’s oldest academic institutions, and is located in the center of Caen. It is a multi-disciplinary university, welcomes 24,000 students each year and offers at more than one hundred different programs.
The Carré International (International Square or Center) is located in the heart of the city, on the main campus, and offers programs throughout the year which are designed to support French language acquisition – from introduction to the strengthening of linguistic skills. The Carré International offers 5 levels of training, from complete beginner to advanced level, sixty instructors, more than 2,000 students each year, a multi-lingustic multimedia resources center, self-service languages labs, multimedia classrooms and a one-stop office designed to give a better welcome to foreign students who chose to study abroad in Caen.
This program is designed to help students who wish to study abroad in Caen improve their written and spoken French (via grammar, vocabulary and language activities), as well as increase the students’ knowledge of various areas of French culture and civilization. All students will take courses at the Departement Formations en Langues (DFL) at the Université de Caen, Basse-Normandie that specializes in French language instruction. All classes at the DFL are taught in French. Level of French study is based on a placement exam administered before classes begin by the DFL.