Course Description

Course Name

French Language: B2-1 (Advanced)

Session: VPRS1321

Hours & Credits

90 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

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

Advanced

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

Overview

OBJECTIVES PART 1:

-Communication:
Characterize and foreground
Criticize

-Linquistic:
Compound relative pronouns with simple prepositions (ex: which at, who, which on?)
Demonstratives and relatives
The one who, that of, it?s ? who, it?s? that
It?s + preposition?. That
Completives after verbs of opinion: indicative and subjunctive
Reminder of temporal system: the length, precedence, simultaneity, posterity

-Vocabulary:
Vocabulary of positive and negative characterization (ex: adjectives: extraordinary, marvelous?)
The figurative sense of colors, symbols, metonymy (ex: to have a drink)
The vocabulary of critics (adjective ? verb- adverb)

OBJECTIVES PART 2:

-Communication:
Compare social behaviors, ideas and tastes

-Linguistics:
Indefinite: each, all, some, nobody?
Comparatives and superlatives:
More ?than, as much as, like
The position of the adjective

-Vocabulary:
Vocabulary of ads and touristic leaflets (ex: laudatory vocabulary?)

OBJECTIVES PART 3:

-Communication:
Introduce and defend a point of view

-Linguistics:
The reason: gerundive
Consequence: if, so much, so much that
Purpose: in order to, so as to
Opposition, conceding and restriction
Whereas/ although/ in spite of/ yet

-Vocabulary:
Vocabulary of social life

*Course content subject to change