French Language: B1-1 (Intermediate)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language: B1-1 (Intermediate)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    72 - 144
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4 - 9
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7 - 14
  • Overview

    Each section is composed of 3 to 4 macro-objectives that need to be acquired in a minimum of 90 teaching hours (which correspond to 6 hours X 15 weeks). These 90 hours are the minimum teaching amount.

    OBJECTIVES PART 1:

    -Communication:
    To express: Tastes, feelings, opinion, doubts
    To put forward: Hypothesis

    -Linquistic:
    Verbs and expressions expressing tastes: to adore, to hate, to loathe smthg, to please?
    I find that, I think that, in my opinion, according to me, to me
    The subjunctive (past tense)
    Si + imperfect, conditional

    -Vocabulary:
    Vocabulary of characters, moral values
    Construction of verbs : to love, to desire, to feel like, to appreciate followed by infinitive or not
    To give back + infinitive
    Levels of language: standard, familiar, formal

    OBJECTIVES PART 2:

    -Communication:
    To compare and characterize people, situations, objects

    -Linguistics:
    The adjectives: shape, place, meaning
    Adverbs which enable to moderate adjectives
    Adverbs of manners: shaping and using
    Possessive composed-relatives pronouns
    Demonstrative pronouns
    Superlatives

    -Vocabulary:
    Vocabulary of the city (places, activities)
    Vocabulary of family and friends bounds

    OBJECTIVES PART 3:

    -Communication:
    Placing events in time diversifying moments of reference

    -Linguistics:
    Before + infinitive
    After + past infinitive
    The gerundive
    The past perfect
    The future
    Past participle agreement rules (reflexive verbs)
    Expressions: there is, there is that, since, during, without
    The subjunctive after a verb (wish or obligation)

    -Vocabulary:
    Daily activities, studies, the employment, travels, plans
    The beginning, the sequence of events, the end of an action/ to start, to carry on, to stop, to undertake, to follow
    Celebrations: related to family, bank holidays

    OBJECTIVES PART 4:

    -Communication:
    Tell somebody to do something
    Give advice, instructions
    Report what was said using the past tense

    -Linguistics:
    Pronouns: the, them, in
    Some conditional values: advice, blaming, proposition, forecasting
    Indirect speech (past tense)
    Future

    -Vocabulary:
    Vocabulary of rules and interdiction
    Vocabulary of environment
    Social relations: invitations, answers?
    Letter expressions
    Intransitive verbs of indirect speech

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.