French B

Statement of Department Philosophy

Language B strives to develop oral, visual and written literacy enabling students to gain a better understanding of the language and culture.

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Further studies


– In 2011, The Financial Times ranked six French schools among the top 10 Master’s in Management programs whilst, in 2010, The Economist included six French MBA programs among the top 100 in the world. Both are proof of the high esteem in which France’s Schools of Business and Management are held.

– There are around 250 Grandes Écoles in France, offering degrees in business, engineering, political science and other specialized fields. Some of the Grandes Écoles are members of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE). In all, the CGE comprises 216 schools, which break down as follows:

  • 143 Schools of Engineering
  • 39 Schools of Management
  • 20 other Schools (ENS, Veterinary, etc.)
  • 14 schools located outside France (mainly in Belgium, Morocco, Spain and Switzerland)

Dependent on whether they are public or private, the Grandes Écoles’ annual tuition fees range on average from €500 to €10,000.

Both English and French are the teaching languages in France’s Schools of Business and Management, and Grandes ÉcolesInternational students make up more than 15 percent of the students at French universities and more than 25 percent of France’s prestigious Grandes Écoles.

– The public university system offers a wide range of degrees including journalism and communication. Programs in medicine, pharmacy and dentistry are also provided exclusively by the public universities, which operate in close cooperation with major teaching hospitals. The same tuition fees apply to both domestic and international students, which range from €177 for Licence programs to €372 for doctoral programs (2011-12 academic year).