French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    High Intermediate

    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.



    Express the past
    Structure different type of tales

    Sequence of tenses and the use of clues for place and time
    Distinction between the imperfect and passé composé
    The shaping and function value of the simple past

    Linked to a life story: to be born, to grow up (big steps of life), town, city, hamlet (description of a place)
    Linked to history and to current events of a country: to reign, to declare war, to succeed, the monarchy?
    Linked to economical, political and current events information


    To put forward: Hypothesis and condition, Express a wish, regret, blame, forecast, advice, suggestion

    Values of conditional present and past tense
    If + past perfect
    The imperative used with several pronouns

    To sensitize to nominalization, to derivation (to declare/ declaration, prison/imprisonment


    Express logical links

    The expression of the reason: because, since, like, for, indeed, given that, because of, thanks to, with
    The expression of the consequence: thus, so much that, so that, that?s why
    The expression of the purpose: for, for that, so as to, for fear that
    The expression of the conceding: although, yet, nevertheless

    Linked to quantity, statistics: a lot of, few of, most of the, the main part of the, a good/big part, a minority, the range of, a percentage, 10% of the?
    Linked to the study of social phenomenon: homes, households, the youth, the retires, the executives, liberal professions?

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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