French Intensive 3+4

The French 3+4 course is an intensive summer course. Having completed this course, participants are able to communicate on simple topics from everyday life and to understand simple radio and television announcements. In addition, they are able to read and write short and simple texts.

Practical Information

No. of lessons: 15 sessions of 3 hours
Preparation: Approximately 3 hours per session
Language of instruction French/English/Dutch
Course load: The course load is 112 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
Start courses: Course start in August

Course Fees

Course Programme and Enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below. Individuals can pay by Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA) or iDeal.  

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Target Group and Admission 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 completed our French 1 course. 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 home.

Course Material

- Version Originale 2, A2, Méthode de français, Livre de l'élève, Denyer e.a. + Cahier d'exercices
- Grammaire progressive du français niveau intermédiaire, 3e édition avec 680 exercises , CLE International, uitgave 2013 (3e druk)
- Corrigés grammaire progressive du français niveau intermédiaire, 3e édition avec 6840 exercises, CLE International, uitgave 2010 (2e druk)

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


Participants who have completed the course will have reached level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages.

The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Skills Starting level Target level
Listening A1 A2
Reading A1 A2
Speaking production A1 A2
Speaking interaction A1 A2
Writing A1 A2

Click on the skills for further clarification.

Course Description

The basic knowledge which participants have at the beginning of the course is broadened further. The topics covered include: studies, professions, hobbies. The course covers various aspects of French life and French customs. Participants study elementary grammar and vocabulary and practice these new 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: 25-10-2017