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Presentation of the French programm for the British students

Faculty Jean Monnet set up group of means intended to make easier the preparation of the students who come to perform one year of studies with Stamps. These means are given to all candidates for an international programme, in the Community framework SOCRATES or, more widely, as part of the policy of the international relations of the University Paris south.

The first objective of this policy of support is to make easier the insertion of the participants in the French educational cloth. Each of actions set up is chronologically inserted in the university calendar according to priorities and to choices of every student.

The actions of linguistic support

This actions are primordial to assure, as of need, a good delivery at linguistic level of every participant in an exchange programme, whatever is concerned discipline. One takes care by the service of the international relations of the University of the actions of delivery at linguistic level. Besides a help on linguistic plan as such, courts give a very good occasion of contact between the participants in the different programmes of exchanges of the University.

The educations of French begin from September, and it is recommended to the students to arrive as early as possible to benefit from it.

These courts of French are entrusted to teachers specialists. They have as objectives to draw the students away in the basic techniques of oral and written expression. They are intended, especially, to favour the job of the student during the first weeks of court in Faculty Jean Monnet. In this context, they contribute to landing difficulties, felt by some students, the level of expression and of understanding of which of the language is deficient.

Courts owed a quarter, in principle, and end in the vicinity of Christmas, when the student is emancipated enough to control alone the linguistic tool.

Faculty ties a very particular importance to these courts of language, intended to reinforce the linguistic plinth, on which the student must imperatively be able to lean to confront the first semestre in the best conditions.

The actions of tutorial system

The students who discover for the first time the French university system are often flustered by the pedagogic approach which predominates, especially in the faculties of right there. The system of lectures, which exist not much or not in universities partners, and the system of run jobs (TD), conceived around a "chip" of TD which acts as reference to every session, sometimes put off the students of the SOCRATES program.

To allow them to take their landmarks faster in our system, Faculty Jean Monnet puts a guardian in the disposition of the students of the international programmes. This guardian, most often studying of doctorate which shone even participated in an exchange programme, exercises no pedagogic function.

As part of an institutional permanence, this guardian is at the disposal of students to guide them in their different steps to concerned administrative services or to recommend them on practical aspects of the life of faculty (library, life of the student). The guardian constitutes a privileged link - especially in the first quarter - between every student and the university system as a whole.

Organisation of the certificate

The core of the French degree of law contains inevitably four annual written subjects, which constitute the basic plinth of the year of study.

The academic year is divided into two semestres which take place respectively from October till January (autumn semestre) and from February till May (spring semestre). Every semestre lasts 12 weeks. Every course takes place at the rate of 3 hours a week, during the semestre in the course of which it is taught.

Four subjects are the following:

    * General administrative law (I and II)

* Commercial law - right business: right of societies (I and II)

Lessons given to the students Socrates for these four fundamental subjects, make the object of specific dispositions.

In traditional separation between the lecture and run jobs is substituted one run / TD of three hours a week, especially conceived for these students. This system allows to the teacher to adapt its education, in the course of sessions, to its audience. That's how in the first weeks, when important difficulties of understanding can be met, the teacher will be able to speak less quickly, choose words, repeat, illustrate his purpose in a particular way student, not very many, can also pose at any instants, the questions which they wish. Method is completely interactive and allows a constant monitoring of the progress of course and of understanding of the students. She allows to eliminate the naturally passive character of the courts of amphitheatre.

The session of TD, conceived from the same programme as for the students of common regime, she is even melted in this course, but documents distributed to the students are adapted. Modes of questioning are also more orientated to practical approaches and studies of case. A very particular accent is put on the permanent participation of the students during every session.

Entrusted to experienced teachers, this methodological approach turns out to be particularly adapted to the type of questions put down on the occasion of written examinations. A training in this type of questions is specifically envisaged before every examination to make commonplace approach.

Organisation of the assessment of the written subjects:

In these four subjects, said «with TD», the regulations of studies envisage the existence of an assessment. This assessment has as object to assess all the participations of every student throughout course and allows, notably, to assess determined progress.

Elements taken into account as the assessment are varied: it is a question as well of assessing the capacity of oral participation of the students at every working session, as all the written or oral works which will have been able to be done during year. Are so possible be assessed: accounts, duties written, the comments of stopping, questions with numerous choices …

All these elements allow to stop a said note «of assessment». This note represents material 50 % final notes of.

Regime of written partial examinations:

For each of four compulsory subjects, he is organised an examination says " partial examination " at the end of every semestre. The modalities of this examination hold the biggest count of all educations and exercises which were offered by the teacher in the course of the previous semestre valuation. Especially, types of questions put down in examination made the object of a training, so that the students do not feel particular difficulties.

Copies make the object of a double correction.Les copies font l’objet d’une double correction.
To take into account some difficulties of adaptation which could appear to the 1st semestre, the percentage of the first partial examination of the end of January is of 20 % final notes, while the 2nd partial examination represents 30 %.

Methodology of the oral subjects

To meet requirements of the certificate, every student must supplement the core of written subjects, above described, by 4 other subjects, among which two in the choice.

Compulsory oral subjects:

    * Right of contracts (1st semestre – 2nd year of Licence)

* Civil liability (2nd semestre – 2nd year of Licence)
Oral subjects with option:

Two semestres to be chosen among all the subjects taught Faculty Jean Monnet.

For each of these subjects, examination will consist of an oral examination from 10 till 15 minutes with an examinant. This test is organised at the end of the semestre in the course of which education was given.

The choice of the optional subjects is very broad since the students can opt for courses taught in legal, economic, linguistic disciplines or of management.

The choice of these subjects is made habitually early in the year. The students Socrates have however a period of reflexion of several weeks after the beginning of courts to confirm their final choices. They can so attend several courts, early in the year, to operate then on more judicious choices.

They also have pedagogic advice, from their arrival to faculty. Finally, before choosing definitely, they are individually accepted by the representative for the programme.

Common grids of valuation

To limit consequences of the diversity of modes of valuation between every university partner to exchange, a common grid of valuation is defined by the pedagogic representatives for every establishment. The objective of this grid is to allow, in accordance with Community directives, satisfactory transposition of notes got in the university of reception towards the university of origin.

A very particular attention is granted in this grid, which allows a better recognition of the performances of every student for the conferment of mention or particular differentiations as part of its national certificate.