French

 

Information on courses

You will find all informations on course offers, dates and deadlines, course contents and books used in CAMPUS.

 

Information on courses

You will find all information on course offers, dates and deadlines, course contents and books used in CAMPUS.

According to information provided by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, French is currently spoken by approximately 274 million people on all five continents.

With 80 million native speakers, it ranks 10th among the most widely spoken languages worldwide.

When comparing the number of native speakers in the literal sense to the number of all those who use French regularly, if not daily, it becomes obvious that the language of Voltaire also plays an important role outside Europe, and above all in Africa.

French is an important key to a better understanding of European art and cultural history. As a working language of the EU, NATO and as the common language of the Union Africaine, it is an important political lingua franca. The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, founded in 1970, includes more than 50 member states.

For students of a university of technology like RWTH Aachen, French is important because of the immediate proximity to the Francophone regions of Belgium and the intense economic relations between France and Germany. Germany is by far France’s most important European trading-partner.

In addition, RWTH Aachen University has numerous contacts with leading universities in France that give RWTH students excellent opportunities to study abroad within the framework of mobility programmes like Erasmus and T.I.M.E. It is the job of the language center to prepare RWTH students for their stay in France.

In order to provide as many opportunities as possible for our students, the Language Center also likes to draw attention to offers made by other educational institutions such as the Institut français and the Volkshochschule.

 

Course structure French

Level A1 Level A2 Level B1 Level B2 Level C1 Level C2
GK 1-2 GK 3-5 MK 1-2 MK 3-6 OK 1-4