The overall goal of the programme is to produce professional French teachers capable of using modern language teaching techniques in the classroom (task-based teaching and learning techniques, use of new technologies in education, project-based pedagogy, etc.). Teachers are not trained to develop only the basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) of their learners, but should be able to help their learners develop language competences by using appropriate speech acts in different communication situations. This programme is carefully tailored to equip students with both oral and written aspects of French language. The French language is the medium in which the French programme is to be taught while the teaching of other courses shall be in English.
The programme meets a wide range of linguistic abilities and is intended to help student-teachers achieve a variety of communication skills. The language aspect aims at broadening students’ knowledge in lexical and grammatical structures in oral and written expression. French literature helps students to study French culture and civilization as well as language usage and structure.
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), and General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE).
The general requirements for admission of WASSCE, SSSCE, and GBCE candidates to the first degree programme in French education are three (3) credit passes in three core subjects and three (3) credit passes in three elective subjects (including French).
SSSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) elective subjects (including French).
WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) elective subjects (including French).
GBCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) elective subjects (including French).
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Candidates
Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better in French). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students).
Admission of Diploma Candidates
Post Diploma candidates (2-year programme) must have Teachers Diploma from a recognized institution with at least 2nd Class Lower Division. In addition, candidates will be required to take an oral selection interview.
Mature candidates must be at least 25 years of age and must possess Teachers Certificate ‘A’ in French or Diploma in Basic Education with a minimum of three years teaching experience. Candidates are expected to pass an entrance examination in English, Mathematics, French, and General Paper. Successful candidates at the entrance examination will be required to take an oral interview.
Apart from the general normal requirements, Anglophone candidates should have at least a Credit pass in French while Francophone students should have at least a Credit pass in English. Candidates with a diploma degree (at least Second Class Lower) from a recognized university or college shall be admitted to level 300. Candidates with foreign certificates shall present same to National Accreditation Board for evaluation before admission.