French Language & Phonetics - B1.2 Advanced
Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
Area of Study
French, Grammar, Phonetics and Phonology
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits10
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units15
Hours & Credits
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:
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).
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 / understand essential information
- 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
- In any text or short mail written in standard language, understand the essential information of a general nature dealing with
a professional field or a known theme
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
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)
Between Nous 3 (manual), (complementary supports according to teacher and needs of the class) and CD of the manual
Documents (sound, visual and written)
Exercises created by the teacher
Texts of the FLE by the texts, Belin, including 3 for the final individual oral + 2 texts of the method + 2 texts at the teacher's choice
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
- Advise, give goals
- To project, to make assumptions: to expose a situation and to propose solutions for the future. Express your opinion from various subjects
- Discuss and argue: express the reasons for opposition to a project, set out different arguments, debate on ideas, organize a debate
- To report someone's words, to relate to the indirect discourse in the past
- Introduction to literature: situating texts in their socio-historical context
- Synthesize information / understand oral interviews.
ACTIVITIES LINKED TO THESE OBJECTIVES:
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.).
Production and interaction: quality of participation (understanding of instructions, overall performance, level structures, lexicon,
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)
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
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.
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.