Intensive French Language: B2-1 (Advanced)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intensive French Language: B2-1 (Advanced)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French

  • Language Level

    Advanced

  • Prerequisites

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    90
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    6
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    9
  • Overview

    OBJECTIVES PART 1:

    -Communication:
    Characterize and accentuate: Facts, People
    Criticize and moderate one?s judgment

    -Linquistic:
    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:
    Vocabulary of positive and negative characterization
    Figured sense of colors
    Symbols
    Metonymy (to have a drink)
    The use of euphemism (it?s not bad)
    Understatement

    OBJECTIVES PART 2:

    -Communication:
    Locate oneself in the past (deepening)

    -Linguistics:
    Reminder of temporal system: Precedence, simultaneity; Posteriority: subjunctive/ indicative, Role of compound tenses

    OBJECTIVES PART 3:

    -Communication:
    Compare: Social behavior, Ideas and tastes, Habits

    -Vocabulary:
    Advertisement vocabulary (laudatory)

    OBJECTIVES PART 4:

    -Communication:
    Introduce and to defend: One?s point of view; A fact, a person

    -Linguistics:
    Logical links:
    -Shading between the simple opposition and restriction
    -Consequence: if, so much, such that
    -Purpose
    -Turning into infinitive (optional and mandatory: in order to, so that

    -Vocabulary:
    Social Life vocabulary
    -Political and civic French life
    -Educational system (school and university)
    -Work organization (35 hours)

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.

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.