Course Description

Course Name

French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)

Session: VPRS1321

Hours & Credits

90 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

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

High Intermediate

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

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?

*Course content subject to change