French Language & Phonetics - B1.1 High Intermediate

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language & Phonetics - B1.1 High Intermediate

  • Host University

    Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French, Grammar, Phonetics and Phonology

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    150
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    10
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    15
  • Overview

    PUBLIC:
    This training is aimed at an audience of young adults and adults who have already completed a course of about 240 hours of FFL and wishing
    develop their French language skills.

    DESCRIPTIVE OF THE TRAINING:
    Organization:
    Practical classes: 120 hours (2 hours daily from Monday to Friday)
    Phonetics course: 30 hours (1 hour per day from Monday to Friday every other week)
    These courses prepare for the CCFS French Language Certificate (indexed on B1.1).

    GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING:
    This training aims to acquire a level of intermediate communication in French, allowing the learner to understand and
    to express oneself, both in writing and orally, in clear and standard language, in situations of everyday life. It focuses on:
    - Oral and written comprehension of isolated sentences, common expressions and texts or conversations about
    familiar areas
    - Oral and written communication in everyday situations of everyday life and with clear means
    - Clear and simple oral and written descriptions of current or past events, current or past activities and experiences
    on familiar topics and various areas of interest
    The literary corpus familiarizes students with some great texts and introduces them to critical reading.

    EDUCATIONAL APPROACH RETAINED:
    Communicative approach focused on learning the structures of the language. The grammatical axis is privileged to develop the
    four skills.

    PROPOSED EVALUATION:
    Continuous control / 20: classroom tests (grammar questions, dictations, written productions, written comprehension, comprehension
    oral and oral production)
    Final Exam / 80:
    - written / 40: grammar questions (/ 20), written comprehension (/ 10), written expression (/ 10)
    - oral / 40: individual oral (/ 10), detailed comprehension on sound document (/ 10), phonetic note (continuous control / 20)

    SUPPORTS USED:
    Trends 3 (manual), and manual CD
    Documents (sound, visual and written)
    Exercise book and exercises created by the teacher
    Three texts of the FLE by the texts, Belin, + 2 in the method + 2 of the choice, in view of the final individual oral
    Phonetic progression developed by teachers of applied linguistics.

    COMMUNICATIVE OBJECTIVES (oral and written skills): selection to be made according to the needs of the
    group-class and / or method used B1.1
    - Telling and describing: telling a story, an anecdote, talking about the past, talking about an event in the past
    - Express your feelings: express the reasons for your friendship for someone, your passions; tell an experience (negative
    or positive)
    - Explain, justify. Explain your job, justify your life choices, comment on an event
    - Advise, give goals: express purpose
    - Situate events in time (past, present, future)
    - To project, to make assumptions: to expose a situation and to propose solutions for the future. Express your opinion from
    various subjects
    - Compare and contrast: knowing how to compare symbols, regions, habitat modes, two judgments, two opinions, two
    behaviours
    - Discuss and argue: express the reasons for opposition to a project, set out different arguments, debate on
    ideas
    - to report someone's words
    - Introduction to literature: situating texts in their socio-historical context.

    ACTIVITIES LINKED TO THESE OBJECTIVES:
    ORALLY :
    Spontaneous and directed production: exchanges of information relating to everyday life, narrative of a story, story of a
    lived experience, experience, city or museum visit, activities, small talk on a familiar subject, comment
    concerning a text or images
    Interaction: role plays (groups of 2 to 4 students): request for information, simple transactions, expression of opinions, etc.
    Comprehension: work on documents read by the teacher (poems, literary texts) or listened to (semi audio documents
    authentic (texts and sound documents of the textbook, songs, conferences, etc.).
    dictations

    Evaluation :
    Production and interaction: quality of participation (understanding of instructions, overall performance, level structures, lexicon,
    phonetic correction)
    Comprehension: verification of the overall or detailed comprehension of a sound document according to lexical objectives (discovery,
    recognition, hypotheses on meaning) and linguistics (structural markings)

    WRITTEN :
    Production: written expression exercises (appropriation of grammar points and reuse of thematic vocabulary):
    Hole drills, re-employment exercises, questions and answers, multiple choice questions, substitution exercises (subordinate / nominal group, etc.),
    contextualized exercises, creativity exercises, free production
    Writing in groups or individually short texts on a theme (free and semi-guided work)
    Texts to comment. dictations
    Comprehension: work on documents read in groups or individually with identification of semantic and syntactic indices
    to make assumptions about the meaning
    Exercises of literal comprehension: systematic study of the vocabulary of literary texts
    Reading exercises of the manual (multiple choice questions and answers to be written) and various documents

    Evaluation :
    Production: verification of the understanding of the set point, the overall performance, the level structures, the lexicon
    Comprehension: Verification of comprehension (overall and / or detailed) and interpretation of information in a document.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.