Master in French Language Education

Master in French Language Education

General Information

Name of the Study ProgramThe Study Program of French Language Education
Management Unit of the Study ProgramThe School of Postgraduate Studies Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
AddressJl. Dr. Setiabudhi 229 Bandung 40154
Homepage and e-mail
Date of establishment08 June 2005
Recent accreditation rankB based on decree number 012/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-X/M/I/2013
Quality management system
Degree title awardedM.Pd. (Magister Pendidikan) [equivalent to Master of Education in French Language Education]
Admission requirementsA Bachelor’s Degree GPA of 2.75; a TOEFL score                 of 450 or its equivalents, and Passing the English and Academic Aptitude Tests
Length of study2 years
Total credit requirements41 SKS
Graduation requirementsA Minimum GPA of 2.75,  A TOEFL score of 450,  Scientific Publication in a Journal or Proceeding of National/International Seminar
Further educationDoctoral Degree in French Language Education or its equivalents


Since its establishment in 2005, the Study Program of French Language Education has been committed to human resources development in French language education in particular and professional forces in general in order to help improve the graduates’ educational qualification and competitiveness. In dealing with global competition, individuals with French language skills are increasingly supported to play their role in developing French language teaching and learning at school and university levels in Indonesia.

Along with new trends in advances of French language education, the Study Program of French Language Education provides the students with a variety of learning experiences that enable them to expand their view of linguistic and cultural spectrum at postgraduate level. In addition, the Study Program fosters the students to explore further academic, scientific and professional opportunities.

The aim of The Study Program is twofolded:

  1. To upgrade the educational qualification and professionality of french language teaching staff at university and school levels; and
  2. To prepare and develop[ french language professionals and other professionals.

The holder of this certificate has the following competences:

  1. Using French receptively and productively at an advanced level;
  2. Possessing knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning theories of French as a foreign language;
  3. Acquiring and analyzing concepts, pedagogical theories, and instructional pedagogy of French as a foreign language, including approaches, methods, and strategies of teaching French as a foreign language, learning assessment, learner characteristics and development, and curriculum by making use of science, technology, and/or arts related to the pedagogical sciences.
  4. Applying theories, approaches, concepts or principles related to teaching models of French language skills, linguistics, literature, and translation;
  5. Developing logical, critical, systematic, and creative thinking skills in applying French teaching innovations;
  6. Conducting research and implementing its results in order to improve the quality of French language teaching for a national or international recognition;
  7. Being responsible for independent work in the area of French language.
I.          Core Courses :     
A.       Expertise Foundations Courses     
1.PS602Research Methodology3X   
2.PS603Applied Statistics3 X  
B.       Graduate School Expertise Courses     
1.PS611Philosophy of Science2 X  
2.PS701Pedagogical Foundations2X   
C.        Study Program Expertise Courses     
1.PR701Les Théories eLes Pratiques dLTraduction/Translation Theories and Practices3  X 
2.PR702La Sociologie du Langage/Language Sociology2X   
3.PR703La Littérature Francaise Et Francophone/French and Francophone Literature2  X 
4.PR705Les Stratégies d’apprentissage du FLE/Instructional Strategies of French Foreign Language3 X  
5.PR706L’Évaluation des Connaissances Langagières/ Language Knowledge Evaluation3 X  
6.PR707La Linguistique Appliquée/Applied Linguistics2  X 
II.           Selective CoursesSpecific Expertise Courses*     
1.PR711L’Innovation de l’Enseignement du Français/Innovation in French Language Teaching2X   
2.PR712La Problématique de l’Acquisition Langagière/ Issues on Language Acquisition2X   
3.PR713L’Étude Indépendente/Independent Study2  X 
4.PR714Le Français  pour Les Objectifs Spécifiques/French for Specific Purposes2  X 
5.PR715Le Développement de la Société Francaise/ Development of French Community2 X  
6.PR716La Sémiotique/Semiotics2X   
7.PR717La Linguistique Comparative/Comparative Linguistics2X   
8.PR718L’Analyse du Discours/Discourse Analysis2  X 
9.PR719La Psycholinguistique/Psycholinguistics2  X 
 10.PR720La Rédaction Scientifique/Academic Writing2 X  
Total credit hours (to be taken)104240
11.PR798Mémoire/Thesis6   X
Total credit hours that should be taken by the students.411113116


*)All students must take 10 credit hours of all credit hours provided.

The assessment for each course is made in accordance with UPI’s Academic Guidelines. The assessment components are documented in the syllabus and course unit of each respective course and this assessment reflects students’ learning outcomes and the accomplishments of the content of the program as a form of implementation of the curriculum. The assessment components of learning outcomes are generally obtained through midterm examination and final examination. The components also include assignments in the forms of individual/group presentation, performance, portfolio, mini research reports, and papers.

The whole instructional processes are assessed through qualification examination and the students can take it if they have met the minimum requirements of 24 course credits and a minimum TOEFL score of 450. The qualification examination measures the students’ pedagogical content knowledge, French language skills, and research method competence. Students are deemed to pass the qualification examination if they obtain a minimum score of 2.75. Those who fail are allowed to take a remedial examination in the following month after the first qualification examination. Those who do not pass the second qualification examination will be considered to leave the program.

Students are required to write a master’s degree thesis and the thesis writing process begins with a research proposal submitted to the Study Program at the aftermath of supervision given by a supervising lecturer and followed by a seminar of the thesis proposal reviewed by three lecturers. Following this seminar, students can conduct the research and thesis writing assisted by one or two supervising lecturers. To defend their thesis, they have to pass through two processes: First Stage Examination and Second Stage Examination.

What follows are several possible research areas for students’ thesis:

  1. French language teaching and learning
  2. CECRL language testing
  3. French literary work
  4. French linguistics

In addition to the students graduating from teacher education institutions, the Study Program admits those who graduated from other undergraduate higher education institutions, provided that they passed the written exam and interview, and showed French language skills required to attend postgraduate classes. To adapt to pedagogical sciences, they are also required to attend extra classes of pedagogical and teaching foundations. An integrated curriculum offered by the Study Program enables the students from different educational background to quickly accept and understand its subjects and contents.

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