He who knows not foreign languages knows not his own.
(Goethe [1749-1832], Maximen und Reflexionen).
Studying French within the Sub-Department of French offers opportunities for proficiency in the language. Students registered in the under-graduate programme are thus given ample opportunity to imitate, reflect on and synthesise various forms of the language. Thus are they able to comprehend and produce appropriate written and oral sentence forms as their aptitudes in the four language domains are sharpened. The graduated levels of course units enable our students to examine closely the manner in which the French language functions not only in its standard forms but also taking into account the different regional varieties. Specific emphasis is laid on register that is profession–specific such as in the fields of Diplomacy and International Relations, Tourism as well as Public Administration This knowledge comes in most handy when the need to ascertain ‘correctness’ or convention is called upon.
Current course units in the thematic area
- CFR 101 FRENCH LANGUAGE I
- CFR 102 FRENCH LANGUAGE II
- CFR 103 ORAL EXPRESSION AND AURAL COMPREHENSION
- CFR 104 FRENCH AND OTHER LANGUAGES: A BASIC CONTRASTIVE APPROACH
- CFR 201 FRENCH LANGUAGE III
- CFR 202 FRENCH FOR GENERAL ACADEMIN AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES
- CFR 207 HISTORY OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
- CFR 210 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN AFRICA
- CFR 212 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN FRANCE
- CFR 214 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN THE WEST INDIES, THE INDIAN AND PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS
- CFR 301 FRENCH FOR GENERAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES II
- CFR 302 FRENCH FOR GENERAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES III
- CFR 304 PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
- CFR 309 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN EUROPE (EXCLUDING FRANCE)
- CFR 311 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN NORTHERN AND SOUTH AMERICA
- CFR 313 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, JAPAN AND CONTINENTAL ASIA
- CFR 401 FRENCH FOR BUSINESS
- CFR 402 FRENCH FOR MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
- CFR 403 FRENCH FOR THE HOTEL, TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRIES
- CFR 404 FRENCH FOR DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
- CFR 407 PHONETICS, PHONOLOGY, ORTHOGRAPHY AND MEANING IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
- CFR 415 WRITING IN FRENCH
- CFR 417 LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND TRANSLATION
- DCC 202 IMPORTANCE AND BASICS OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
Competence in the French language opens doors to any job with an international bearing.
These ranges from general administrative positions to free-lance artisanal work including: Diplomacy and Protocol, Hospitality and Travel, Media, Medicine, Performing Arts, Procurement, Research, Sports and Teaching.