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


  • 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 = 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



    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

    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)


    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)

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


    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?)

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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