Are all classes in French?

Posted by Renata Lozano 6 years 5 months ago

I'm planning to go for a semester to take up some courses specially to continue my French, but I'd like classes with some English in case I don't fully understand.

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IES Abroad Paris has two different schools/programs: French Studies and Business. If you enroll in the French Studies Program all of your classes will be in French, and you will have the choice to take classes at French universities (I only took classes at the IES center). Each student takes a placement test to assess his/her language skills before going abroad - the test doesn't count toward a grade. IES Abroad has French grammar/language classes for students of all levels, and in the other classes the teachers are very understanding about each student's language skills. I wouldn't worry about not understanding your classes. I don't know much about the Business program except that the students enrolled in this program take English classes and don't need to know how to speak French. I believe the students can take French classes, but the best way to learn is to be fully immersed in the language. I highly recommend the French Studies Program in Paris. It was a fantastic experience, and by the end of the semester I felt very integrated into the Parisian way of life. I hope this helped!