Intensive French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)
Institut Catholique de Paris
Area of Study
Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of: 0 Semesters/0 Quarters = Beginning 1-2 Semesters/ 1-3 Quarters = High Beginning 3-4 Semesters/4-6 Quarters = Intermediate 5-6 Semesters/7-9 Quarters = High Intermediate 7-8 Semesters/10-12 Quarters = Advanced Fluent/Native Speaker = Superior Please note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units9
Hours & Credits
OBJECTIVES PART 1:
To express: The past
Organizing different types of tales
Sequence of tenses
Chronology compared with the past or the future (the day before, that day, the day after etc..)
Indirect speech in the past
Distinction between the imperfect and the past
Shaping and value of the simple past
Big steps of life
History and current affairs of a country
News in brief
OBJECTIVES PART 2:
To put forward an hypothesis and condition: Wish/ Regret, Blame/ Forecasting, Advice/ Suggestion
Values of present and past conditional
If + past perfect/ conditional present and past
Subordinate propositions indicative, subjunctive and conditional shape
The use of the imperative with various pronouns
OBJECTIVES PART 3:
To express logical links: reason, consequence, goals, conceding
In the expression of the reason, consequence, purpose and conceding:
Use of subjunctive after some conjunctions (for, for fear that, although, without that, where)
Construction after prepositions (+ nouns or infinitives)
Other possible constructions
Quantity, statistics: a lot of, a few, most of etc?
Studies of social phenomena:
Homes, the youngsters, the retire persons, the executives, Liberal professions
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.