Intensive French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intensive 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

    90
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    6
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    9
  • Overview

    OBJECTIVES PART 1:

    -Communication:
    To express: The past
    Organizing different types of tales

    -Linquistic:
    Sequence of tenses
    Chronology compared with the past or the future (the day before, that day, the day after etc..)
    Indirect speech in the past
    Distinction between the imperfect and the past
    Shaping and value of the simple past

    -Vocabulary:
    Big steps of life
    History and current affairs of a country
    News in brief
    Economics
    Politics

    OBJECTIVES PART 2:

    -Communication:
    To put forward an hypothesis and condition: Wish/ Regret, Blame/ Forecasting, Advice/ Suggestion

    -Linguistics:
    Values of present and past conditional
    If + past perfect/ conditional present and past
    Subordinate propositions indicative, subjunctive and conditional shape
    The use of the imperative with various pronouns

    -Vocabulary:
    The nominalization
    The derivation

    OBJECTIVES PART 3:

    -Communication:
    To express logical links: reason, consequence, goals, conceding

    -Linguistics:
    In the expression of the reason, consequence, purpose and conceding:
    Use of subjunctive after some conjunctions (for, for fear that, although, without that, where)
    Construction after prepositions (+ nouns or infinitives)
    Other possible constructions

    -Vocabulary:
    Quantity, statistics: a lot of, a few, most of etc?
    Studies of social phenomena:
    Homes, the youngsters, the retire persons, the executives, Liberal professions

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.