To help students learn French, the University of Geneva offers intensive French courses through the summer prior to start of the IO-MBA programme. The summer courses are paid courses, and their price is NOT included in the IO-MBA tuition and fees. In addition, a wide selection of part-time beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses are available to students throughout the academic year.
Beginner French students should not expect to attain fluency unless they invest a significant amount of time throughout their stay in Geneva (8-10 hours per week). In view of the intensity of the IO-MBA programme, the programme highly recommends that beginners enrol in the summer courses in French at the ECLF.
Summer courses in French
The French summer courses are held from mid-July and classes are offered at all levels. Beginners can enrol in an intensive 9-week program that includes 4 hours of class everyday, and additional hours for cultural exposure and linguistic training.
Students at all levels have the flexibility to enrol in shorter sessions of 3-weeks each. Four such sessions are offered from July to September.
Details of the summer courses are available at the ECLF website. http://www.unige.ch/lettres/elcf/coursappui.html