Intensive French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intensive French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    High Intermediate

  • 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 = Beginning1-2 Semesters/ 1-3 Quarters = High Beginning3-4 Semesters/4-6 Quarters = Intermediate5-6 Semesters/7-9 Quarters = High Intermediate7-8 Semesters/10-12 Quarters = AdvancedFluent/Native Speaker = SuperiorPlease note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    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


    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

    The nominalization
    The derivation


    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

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.


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