Upper Intermediate French

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Upper Intermediate French

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    High Intermediate

  • Prerequisites

    FREN 210 or its equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

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

    Designed for the student having had three semesters of university-level, French language instruction, Intermediate French II builds on the basic structures, learned at the Intermediate I level, More concretely, at the intermediate level of French, you will continue refining your proficiency in the four areas of language competency in order to communicate effectively in the target language. The varied class activities and exercises focus, therefore, upon the following four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    Once a week, you will have a 15 minutes grammar and vocabulary pop quiz based on grammar points and rules taught in previous class and in the exercice book (Grammaire Progressive)

    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

    Grammatical objectives:
    - Adjectives and adverbial structutes.
    - Expresson of time
    - Negative, comparative and superlative structures.
    - Tenses: présent, passé composé, imparfait present & past subjunctive forms and usages, futur and conditional Relative, possessive, demonstrative and personal pronouns.

    Lexical Objectives:
    - Giving, and asking for current information
    - Expressing satisfaction or grievance
    - Sequencing events in chronological order
    - Transmit someone else?s message
    - Describing a place, a monument or an activity
    - Developing an argument

    Cultural Objectives:
    - Basic geography of France
    - Current cultural aspects of French Society

    - Method : Le Nouveau Taxi 2, méthode de français Robert Menand, Hachette Français langue étrangère, 2009 Livre de l?élève
    - La grammaire progressive du français, niveau intermédiaire de Maïa Grégoire, et Odile Thiévenaz CLE International, Nouvelle édition
    - La cantatrice chauve d?Eugène Ionesco,

    Your work will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
    Homework (short writings) 25%
    work preparation (grammar book) 25 %
    Final Exam 25%
    weekly Tests 25%

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.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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