Intensive French Language: B2-1 (Advanced)
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:
Characterize and accentuate: Facts, People
Criticize and moderate one?s judgment
Composed relative pronouns
Simple prepositions/ with demonstratives (neutral relative pronouns)
Focalization and emphasizing
It?s him who/ It?s? that/ It?s of?
Reversal of the adjective
Reversal of prepositions
Particular using verbs in past tense (insisting imperfect)
Completive verbs after verbs of opinions
Indicative/ subjunctive (particular cases eg: you think that he is/ do you think he is
Vocabulary of positive and negative characterization
Figured sense of colors
Metonymy (to have a drink)
The use of euphemism (it?s not bad)
OBJECTIVES PART 2:
Locate oneself in the past (deepening)
Reminder of temporal system: Precedence, simultaneity; Posteriority: subjunctive/ indicative, Role of compound tenses
OBJECTIVES PART 3:
Compare: Social behavior, Ideas and tastes, Habits
Advertisement vocabulary (laudatory)
OBJECTIVES PART 4:
Introduce and to defend: One?s point of view; A fact, a person
-Shading between the simple opposition and restriction
-Consequence: if, so much, such that
-Turning into infinitive (optional and mandatory: in order to, so that
Social Life vocabulary
-Political and civic French life
-Educational system (school and university)
-Work organization (35 hours)
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.