French Language: B1-1 (Intermediate)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language: B1-1 (Intermediate)

  • 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.


    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.


    To express: Tastes, feelings, opinion, doubts
    To put forward: Hypothesis

    Verbs and expressions expressing tastes: to adore, to hate, to loathe smthg, to please?
    I find that, I think that, in my opinion, according to me, to me
    The subjunctive (past tense)
    Si + imperfect, conditional

    Vocabulary of characters, moral values
    Construction of verbs : to love, to desire, to feel like, to appreciate followed by infinitive or not
    To give back + infinitive
    Levels of language: standard, familiar, formal


    To compare and characterize people, situations, objects

    The adjectives: shape, place, meaning
    Adverbs which enable to moderate adjectives
    Adverbs of manners: shaping and using
    Possessive composed-relatives pronouns
    Demonstrative pronouns

    Vocabulary of the city (places, activities)
    Vocabulary of family and friends bounds


    Placing events in time diversifying moments of reference

    Before + infinitive
    After + past infinitive
    The gerundive
    The past perfect
    The future
    Past participle agreement rules (reflexive verbs)
    Expressions: there is, there is that, since, during, without
    The subjunctive after a verb (wish or obligation)

    Daily activities, studies, the employment, travels, plans
    The beginning, the sequence of events, the end of an action/ to start, to carry on, to stop, to undertake, to follow
    Celebrations: related to family, bank holidays


    Tell somebody to do something
    Give advice, instructions
    Report what was said using the past tense

    Pronouns: the, them, in
    Some conditional values: advice, blaming, proposition, forecasting
    Indirect speech (past tense)

    Vocabulary of rules and interdiction
    Vocabulary of environment
    Social relations: invitations, answers?
    Letter expressions
    Intransitive verbs of indirect speech

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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