The English and French languages are the languages which are taught and learned in at the HAU. Founded to serve the populations of Central and Eastern Africa, the HAU undertakes the challengen of using the two languages which are widely used in the African continent. The students are well trained in languages in order to be able to follow the courses given in French and in English.
In January-February of each year, the University offers courses of English and French to upgrade there level of understanding for five weeks to students newly admitted as members of the HAU.
Students originating’ from the francophone countries (whose language of instruction in secondary was the French) must learn English to upgrade there level of understanding of the hanguage. This course is learned 20 hours per week which is equivqlent to 100 hours in total. All non-anglophones will be forced to take the English course to upgrade there level of understanding of that language but only if the student demonstrates a particular level of knowledge of English. For example, the student can demonstrate the knowledge of English in presenting the results of at least 500 points of the “Test of English for foreign language “TOEFL, obtained in a period not exceeding two years. Otherwise he (she) will be obliged to learn English to upgrade and master the language. No credit will be granted/added to the English to upgrade
Students from English-speaking countries (whose language of instruction in secondary was English) will have to follow the French courses to upgrade. This course has a value of 25 hours per week which brings us to 125 hours in total. All non-francophones will beforced to take the French courses to upgrade except if the student demonstrates a particular level of knowledge of the French language. For example, the student can demonstrate the knowledge of French in presenting a diploma of the French Alliance, etc. No, credit will not be granted or added to French to upgrade.