Foundation programme for economics

PROGRAMME DETAILS

TRAINING GOALS

Do you wish to get prepared optimally before pursuing a higher education curriculum in France, more specifically in economics or business management ? This programme was made for you ! It is designed not only to improve your French, but also toteach you all the essentials you need to attend a class efficiently in France : the methodology, the specific vocabulary used in economics and business management subjects… Additionally, you can prepare effectively for the admission procedure in the establishment of your choosing through adequate instruction and personal tutoring.

Programme content 

In this programme, three main training units are developed : 

  • Unit1 - Linguistic skills : reading, listening, spoken & written expression classes, further study of expression, grammar classes, and training for the TCF test ;
  • Unit 2 - Pragmatic skills : culture & civilization classes, specific vocabulary applied to economics fundamentals, supervised personal work, methodology and methodological application to economics & business management-related themes ;
  • Unit 3 – Socio-linguistic skills : spoken language practice in real situations and oral speech workshops.  

Teaching method 

In order to reach its goals, ISPA relies on a dynamicteaching methodology based on three axes :

  • being truly there for you at every stage of your learning curve, with progress assessment and additional support sessions during the course of your progression, as well as constant reevaluation of the implemented teaching methods ;
  • encouraging your autonomy, by putting various resources at your disposal such as a multimedia workroom, a resource center, and free Internet access ;
  • promoting your integration into French lifestyle through cultural activities organized by the school, the Cultural Sponsors programme, and involving our students in local activities. 

That is why your French language programme will be augmented with specialized classes designed to help you acquire not only the specific vocabulary but also the whole methodology necessary to pursue your future higher education curriculum. In groups of 20 students maximum for language classes and 30 students for specialized classes, you will work on the CEFRL's four skills (listening, reading, spoken expression & written expression), while staying as close as possible to your future specific needs. You will of course have ample access to your teachers should you have questions or need personalized advice, and in case of difficulties they will provide tailored monitoring.

PRACTICAL INFORMATIONS

Autumn course

  • The Autumn course opens in September and amounts to 24 weeks of training (excluding exams and guidance weeks), which represents 480 hours in total. It is accessible from level B1.
  • Rates are : 
    • Subscription fee : 100€ (valid for 1 year - non-refundable)
    • Tuition fee : 4300€

Additional services can be charged for reservation of an accommodation, assistance for administrative procedures and airport pickup.

Spring course

  • The Spring course opens in May and amounts to 34 weeks of training (excluding exams and guidance weeks), which represents 720 hours in total. It is accessible from level A2. It comprises an additional introductory programme based on intensive study of the French language which, as the name implies, serves as an introduction to the 24-week programme.   
  • Rates are : 
    • Subscription fee : 100€ (valid for 1 year - non-refundable)
    • Tuition fee : 5600€

Additional services can be charged for reservation of an accommodation, assistance for administrative procedures and airport pickup.

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