French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French

  • Language Level

    High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    72
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • 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:
    Associating facts and ideas ,
    Comparing them, linking them in the past and future tense

    -Linquistic:
    Relation to time:
    Simultaneity/ precedence/ posteriority (indicative/ subjunctive/infinitive modes)
    Past participle agreement
    (current reflexive shape)
    The organization of the sentence:
    Identification of the main sentence

    -Vocabulary:
    Around time
    Pictorial expressions (in a twinkle of an eye, all the time?)
    Vocabulary of change, evolution (progression, regression, stability)
    The frequency (every mornings ?)
    Starting from reflexive verbs (idiomatic expressions: to stick to?)

    OBJECTIVES PART 2:

    -Communication:
    Describing these facts and ideas, defining them, précising them and presenting them with examples

    -Linguistics:
    The decisive (deepening of the articles, the definite and demonstratives)
    The relative subordinates (constructions? difficulties, demonstrative + relative, role of the punctuation)
    The expression of quantity (quantitative, percentages, proportions, all)

    -Vocabulary:
    Around description
    Familiarization with systems: Derivation, synonyms, antonyms and lexical fields nominalization

    OBJECTIVES PART 3:

    -Communication:
    Appreciating these facts and ideas, criticizing them in a positive or negative way, marking the doubt and hesitation

    -Linguistics:
    Indirect speeches: indirect, reported and free: transformations (decisive?)
    Initiator verbs (repartition+ construction + meaning)
    The subjunctive, indicative and infinitive in completives and relatives
    Particular use of qualifying adverbs and adjectives

    -Vocabulary:
    Around reference
    Levels of language (analysis of situations and intentions)
    Initiator verbs (constructions and shades: affirmation, hesitation, refutation?)
    Expression of feelings, appreciation (pictorial expressions)

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.