French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    72 - 108
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4 - 7
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7 - 10
  • Overview

    OBJECTIVES PART 1:

    -Communication:
    Express the past
    Structure different type of tales

    -Linquistic:
    Sequence of tenses and the use of clues for place and time
    Distinction between the imperfect and passé composé
    The shaping and function value of the simple past

    -Vocabulary:
    Linked to a life story: to be born, to grow up (big steps of life), town, city, hamlet (description of a place)
    Linked to history and to current events of a country: to reign, to declare war, to succeed, the monarchy?
    Linked to economical, political and current events information

    OBJECTIVES PART 2:

    -Communication:
    To put forward: Hypothesis and condition, Express a wish, regret, blame, forecast, advice, suggestion

    -Linguistics:
    Values of conditional present and past tense
    If + past perfect
    The imperative used with several pronouns

    -Vocabulary:
    To sensitize to nominalization, to derivation (to declare/ declaration, prison/imprisonment

    OBJECTIVES PART 3:

    -Communication:
    Express logical links

    -Linguistics:
    The expression of the reason: because, since, like, for, indeed, given that, because of, thanks to, with
    The expression of the consequence: thus, so much that, so that, that?s why
    The expression of the purpose: for, for that, so as to, for fear that
    The expression of the conceding: although, yet, nevertheless

    -Vocabulary:
    Linked to quantity, statistics: a lot of, few of, most of the, the main part of the, a good/big part, a minority, the range of, a percentage, 10% of the?
    Linked to the study of social phenomenon: homes, households, the youth, the retires, the executives, liberal professions?

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.