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Associate Diploma in French Language and Civilization

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Key Fact
  • Program name
    Associate Diploma in French Language and Civilization
  • Program Duration
    1 Year
  • Delivery Method
    On Campus
  • Credit hours
  • Program Cost (VAT Execluded)
    SAR 24,000

​Program Overview

The Effat College of Humanities offers the Associate Diploma in French Language and Civilization program.

The program aims to rapidly develop French communication skills in all its students, including those who enter at Beginners level. The emphasis is on making fast progress in French listening and speaking, while the other skills are used to underpin communication. The Program organization throughout is intensive and based on Blended Learning. This will be further explained below.
Students may enter at Intermediate level if they have already taken French classes elsewhere. For those entering above Beginners' level, there will be a short Entrance Test. It is possible to join at any of the three levels: Beginners, Intermediate and Post-Intermediate One, provided the candidate has the required equivalences.

The Associate Diploma in French Language and Civilization Program is designed to build firstly communication skills (understanding speech and speaking themselves) to motivate students, then to consolidate these skills through underpinning them with the other language skills. In the Post-Intermediate levels, One and Two, students master two different kinds of specialized French and, in Level Two, they also polish the general language skills acquired in the previous levels (whether at Effat University or elsewhere).

We offer an array of innovative, Specialized French courses, so that students feel highly motivated to learn. Students' choices will be guided by their current interests and future hopes. Below is a list of specializations, which may be added to. Two of these will be taken in the last (viz. the third) semester of the Diploma, where an intensive half-semester is devoted to each.

  • French for Business and Retail
  • French and the Francophone World
  • French for Healthcare and the Community
  • French for the Fashion Industry
  • French for Sports and the Media
  • French for Tourism and Hospitality​

​Educationbal objectives

The Effat College of Humanities (ECoH) Associate Diploma in French Language and Civilization Program aims to:

  1. Quickly have students understanding spoken French, according to their level.
  2. Quickly have students communicating in spoken French, according to their level.
  3. Integrate cultural knowledge and interest in the Francophone world through engaging materials.
  4. Build students' writing skills as anchors for their communication skills of speaking and understanding.
  5. Build students' reading skills as bolsters for their rule-learning through discovery in the language.
  6. Provide individualized responses and coaching to students through the online elements of the Blended Learning, between presential classes.

Allow students to do some coursework in their own time (asynchronously) as many may be employed.

Target Audience​

  • Tourism guide
  • Diplomatic missions
  • Business Management
  • Media and Journalism

Program learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:

  • K1- Know about French vocabulary and structure.
  • K2- Understand French spoken by natives from various geographic areas.


  • S1- Communicate confidently in spoken and written French both general and specialized.
  • S2- Extract information and details on a range of topics at natural speed and from different accents;
  • S3- Interact with others in French, taking an active part in discussions;
  • S4- Do presentations in French on various topics using digital tools.
  • S5- Read for understanding in general French and in two types of specialized French;


  • V1- Demonstrate responsibility and intercultural understanding.

Admission Requirements:​

  • High School or equivalent​

Study Plan 

Please check the study plan of Associate Diploma in French language and its Civilization Diploma in as PDF​

Tuition and Fees​

  • Program Duration
    No. of credit hours
    Tuition per credit hour
    (VAT Excluded)
    Program Tuition per credit hour (VAT Included)
    Program Tuition (VAT Excluded)
    ​Program Tuition (VAT Included)
  • 1 Year (3 Levels)
    SAR 1,000
    SAR 1,150
    SAR 24,000
    SAR 27,600​

Courses Tuition Breakdown: ​

  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Excluded)
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Included)
  • Levels 1 (8 weeks)
  • Beginner Listening & Speaking Skills BL (Blended Learning)
  • Beginner Reading Skills BL (Blended Learning)
  • Beginner Writing Skills BL (Blended Learning)
  • Level 1 Summary
  • Levels 2 (8 weeks)
  • Intermediate Listening & Speaking Skills BL (Blended Learning)
  • Intermediate Reading Skills BL (Blended Learning)
  • Intermediate Writing Skills BL (Blended Learning)
  • Level 2 Summary
  • Levels 3 (8 weeks)
  • General French
  • Technical Elective I
  • Technical Elective II
  • Level 3 Summary
  • Program Summary
    SAR 24,000
    SAR 27,600

​Other Fees

  • Description
    Fees after VAT
  • Application and Admission procedures fees
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • Placement Test
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • E-Learning Resources Fees
    SAR 173/month

Impo​rtant notes:

  • Students are required to pay their full tuition fee upon registration.
  • Effat University reserves the right to withhold student services, including Blackboard and Banner access, from students who do not complete their due payment as per their payment plan or if their account status is delinquent.
  • There are no installments allowed for any of the PACE-HIT programs (less than 5 weeks).
  • In the event that the student chooses to pay in installments for the PACE-HIT programs (6 weeks and above).​
    • Upon Registration (First Installment):

      50% of the total training course fees

    • ​Final Instalment:

      The last 50% of the t​otal training course fees

Payme​​​​nt Methods

The payment can be made by:
  • Effat University E-Payment ​System
  • Cash (working hours are from 8:00 Am to 3:00:PM)
  • Cheque payable to Effat University
  • Credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express)
  • Direct deposit or bank transfer* to EFFAT bank account
    • Wire Transfer Required Information
    • Bank Name:  Saudi National Bank (SNB)
    • Name of Account Holder: Effat University
    • Bank Account Number: 10147135000210
    • International Bank Account number (IBAN): SA9310000010147135000210

Contact Information:

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Contact Information
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