French Language: B2-1 (Advanced)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language: B2-1 (Advanced)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    126 - 210
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    10 - 16
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    15 - 24
  • Overview

    You may typically choose to take this course for 9, 12, or 15 hours per week, and your total hours will adjust based on your weekly hours.

    9 hours per week = 126 total contact hours
    12 hours per week = 168 total contact hours
    15 hours per week = 210 total contact hours

    This weekly hour offering is subject to change at the discretion of the Catho each semester.



    Characterize and foreground

    Compound relative pronouns with simple prepositions (ex: which at, who, which on?)
    Demonstratives and relatives
    The one who, that of, it?s ? who, it?s? that
    It?s + preposition?. That
    Completives after verbs of opinion: indicative and subjunctive
    Reminder of temporal system: the length, precedence, simultaneity, posterity

    Vocabulary of positive and negative characterization (ex: adjectives: extraordinary, marvelous?)
    The figurative sense of colors, symbols, metonymy (ex: to have a drink)
    The vocabulary of critics (adjective ? verb- adverb)


    Compare social behaviors, ideas and tastes

    Indefinite: each, all, some, nobody?
    Comparatives and superlatives:
    More ?than, as much as, like
    The position of the adjective

    Vocabulary of ads and touristic leaflets (ex: laudatory vocabulary?)


    Introduce and defend a point of view

    The reason: gerundive
    Consequence: if, so much, so much that
    Purpose: in order to, so as to
    Opposition, conceding and restriction
    Whereas/ although/ in spite of/ yet

    Vocabulary of social life

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.


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