Certificate Course in French Language (FRL)

under Department of International Studies and Programme


French is a world language and more than 220 million people speak French on the five continents. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world. French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world.

It is a language for the job market and the ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. As the world’s fifth biggest economy and third-ranking destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner.

Speaking French opens up study opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world.

French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts.

French is the language of the three cities where the EU institutions are headquartered: Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg.

French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. While France is also the world’s top tourist destination and attracts more than 79,5 million visitors a year. Keeping in mind the target audience, the scope of study introduces the student to linguistic knowledge set against aspects of the French socio-cultural life.


The objective of this course is to make sure that after completion, students are able to interact effectively in French with a focus on practical situations.

This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the French language in several core competencies, along with As well as gaining a fundamental understanding of the French language.

This course will provide the student with tools to understand cultural differences and the basics of intercultural communication with a focus on the French/Francophone culture.

Course Content

  • Introduction /Getting by in French
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

Course Assessment

The five areas of assessment are: listening, reading, spoken interaction, spoken production, and writing.

  • Listening: The student can recognize familiar words and very basic phrases concerning themselves, their family and immediate concrete surroundings.
  • Reading: The student can understand familiar names, simple sentences and short texts, for example on notices or posters or in catalogues.
  • Spoken Interaction: The student can interact in a simple way; the student can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on familiar topics.
  • Spoken Production: The student can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where he or she lives and describe people and places.
  • Writing: The student can fill in forms with personal details, can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings, and gradually learn to communicate information and ideas in French.

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate students or graduates in any discipline

Course Duration

4 months (60 Hrs.)

Course Commencing from

August 2024

Course Fees

Rs. 10,000/- + Registration Fees of Rs. 200/- to be paid at the time of admission.

Class days and Timing

Monday , Wednesday & Friday [4 PM to 5.30 PM]


For Begineers

Admission procedure and Payment of Fees [Direct Enrolment]:

Step 1: Submission of online Registration Forms

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  • Submission of Application form (generated through website) along with necessary documents to the College office (Room No. 7), within 4 working days.
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Cancellation of Admission & Refund Policy

Your admission will be cancelled

  1. If the admission form is incomplete.
  2. If the supporting documents are not complete.
  3. If false documents have been submitted.
  4. If required educational qualifications are not fulfilled.
  5. If incorrect or wrong information is given.
  6. If the examinations are not passed from a recognised Board/ University

Note: Admission once cancelled will not be re-considered and fee paid will not be refunded under any circumstance.

Admission 2024

For admission related queries email at isp@sxccal.edu or contact 7604008210 (Weekdays 10 AM to 4 PM).

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