Course Description

Course Name

French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

Session: VPRS1322

Hours & Credits

90 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.


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.


Associating facts and ideas ,
Comparing them, linking them in the past and future tense

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

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?)


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

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)

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


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

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

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