French 8

Practical Information

No. of lessons: 12 sessions
Preparation: appr. 2 hours per session
Language of instruction French/English/Dutch
ECTS: The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits. The course is equivalent to 3 ECTS.
Start courses: courses start in September and February ( zie ook Actuele cursussen op deze pagina

Course Fees

Current Programme and Enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below. You can enroll until a week before the start of the course. Individuals can pay by Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA) or iDeal.  

                        current programme - lesson times - enrolment

If classes are canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.

The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar

Target Group and Admissions Requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff members and other interested parties with no relation to the University. The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education.

You can participate in this course if you have successfully completed the French 4 course or if you can prove that you have a comparable level of French. Potential participants who do not fulfil these entry requirements have to complete an entry test to determine whether their level is sufficient. This test is a computer test. It can either be taken at the Language Centre or downloaded and taken at home.

Course Material


You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. The books are available at most good bookstores.


The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For our courses, the B1 level is divided into level B1.1 and B1.2. In this course you will complete working on the competences that belong to B1. 

Skills Starting level     Target level
Listening B2.1 B2.2
Reading B2.1 B2.2
Speaking production     B2.1 B2.2
Speaking interaction B2.1 B2.2
Writing  B2.1 B2.2

Click on the skills for further clarification. 

Course Description

Participants learn the specific language use which they need in the most frequently occurring everyday situations. Various aspects of French life and French customs are covered. Participants study grammar and vocabulary and practice these skills in a communicative context. French is in principle the language of instruction. Participants are expected to prepare for the lessons at home (approximately two hours per lesson).
The course is concluded with a oral/written test. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.

Last Modified: 26-10-2017