Intensive French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intensive French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French

  • Language Level

    High 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

    ADVANCED 1

    OBJECTIVES PART 1:

    -Communication:
    Associating facts and ideas, putting them together, using transition words in the past or future tense

    -Linquistic:
    Relation to time:
    Simutaneity/Precedence/Posteriority
    (indicative mode/ subjunctive/ infinitive)
    Past participle agreement (common reflexive shades)
    The organization of the sentence:
    Value of independent and subordinate clauses
    Punctuation
    Identification of a main sentence

    -Vocabulary:
    Around time:
    Frequency (every now and then)
    Starting from reflexive verbs (idiomatic expressions)
    Pictorial expressions (in a twinkle of an eye, all the time ?)
    Vocabulary of change, evolution, (progress, decline, stability)

    OBJECTIVES PART 2:

    -Communication:
    Describing facts and ideas, defining them, specifying them and introducing them with examples

    -Linguistics:
    Subordinate clauses (construction, demonstrative + relative, role of punctuation)
    Articles
    (deepening of articles, indefinites and demonstratives)
    Expression of quantity (quantitative, percentages, proportion, all)

    -Vocabulary:
    Around description
    Getting to know the systems:
    Derivation, synonyms, antonyms, family of words
    Nominalization

    OBJECTIVES PART 3:

    -Communication:
    Assessing facts and ideas, criticizing them in a positive or negative way, marking the doubt and hesitation

    -Linguistics:
    The subjunctive, indicative, infinitive in completive and relative sentences
    Indirect speeches: reported and free speech: transformation, initiator verbs (dividing up + construction + meaning)
    Particular use of qualifying adverbs and adjectives.

    -Vocabulary:
    Around the reference
    Expressions of feelings, estimation (pictorial expressions)
    Style of language (analysis of the situation and intentions)
    Initiator verbs (construction and shades: affirmation, hesitation, disproof?)

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.