Course Description

Course Name

French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

Session: VPRS1221

Hours & Credits

72 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

Note: A placement exam will be required when you arrive on site.

High Advanced

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of five semesters (or eight quarters) at the college level.

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 content subject to change