French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    High Advanced

    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.


    Each section is composed of 3 to 4 macro-objectives that need to be acquired in a minimum of 90 teaching hours (which correspond to 6 hours X 15 weeks). These 90 hours are the minimum teaching amount.


    Associating facts and ideas ,
    Comparing them, linking them in the past and future tense

    Relation to time:
    Simultaneity/ precedence/ posteriority (indicative/ subjunctive/infinitive modes)
    Past participle agreement
    (current reflexive shape)
    The organization of the sentence:
    Identification of the main sentence

    Around time
    Pictorial expressions (in a twinkle of an eye, all the time?)
    Vocabulary of change, evolution (progression, regression, stability)
    The frequency (every mornings ?)
    Starting from reflexive verbs (idiomatic expressions: to stick to?)


    Describing these facts and ideas, defining them, précising them and presenting them with examples

    The decisive (deepening of the articles, the definite and demonstratives)
    The relative subordinates (constructions? difficulties, demonstrative + relative, role of the punctuation)
    The expression of quantity (quantitative, percentages, proportions, all)

    Around description
    Familiarization with systems: Derivation, synonyms, antonyms and lexical fields nominalization


    Appreciating these facts and ideas, criticizing them in a positive or negative way, marking the doubt and hesitation

    Indirect speeches: indirect, reported and free: transformations (decisive?)
    Initiator verbs (repartition+ construction + meaning)
    The subjunctive, indicative and infinitive in completives and relatives
    Particular use of qualifying adverbs and adjectives

    Around reference
    Levels of language (analysis of situations and intentions)
    Initiator verbs (constructions and shades: affirmation, hesitation, refutation?)
    Expression of feelings, appreciation (pictorial expressions)

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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