Intensive French Language: B2-2 (High 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:
Associating facts and ideas, putting them together, using transition words in the past or future tense
Relation to time:
(indicative mode/ subjunctive/ infinitive)
Past participle agreement (common reflexive shades)
The organization of the sentence:
Value of independent and subordinate clauses
Identification of a main sentence
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:
Describing facts and ideas, defining them, specifying them and introducing them with examples
Subordinate clauses (construction, demonstrative + relative, role of punctuation)
(deepening of articles, indefinites and demonstratives)
Expression of quantity (quantitative, percentages, proportion, all)
Getting to know the systems:
Derivation, synonyms, antonyms, family of words
OBJECTIVES PART 3:
Assessing facts and ideas, criticizing them in a positive or negative way, marking the doubt and hesitation
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.
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?)
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.