Course Description

Course Name

Intensive French Language: B2-1 (Advanced)

Session: VPRU1222

Hours & Credits

60 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 accentuate: Facts, People
Criticize and moderate one?s judgment

-Linquistic:
Composed relative pronouns
Simple prepositions/ with demonstratives (neutral relative pronouns)
Focalization and emphasizing
It?s him who/ It?s? that/ It?s of?
Reversal of the adjective
Reversal of prepositions
Particular using verbs in past tense (insisting imperfect)
Completive verbs after verbs of opinions
Indicative/ subjunctive (particular cases eg: you think that he is/ do you think he is

-Vocabulary:
Vocabulary of positive and negative characterization
Figured sense of colors
Symbols
Metonymy (to have a drink)
The use of euphemism (it?s not bad)
Understatement

OBJECTIVES PART 2:

-Communication:
Locate oneself in the past (deepening)

-Linguistics:
Reminder of temporal system: Precedence, simultaneity; Posteriority: subjunctive/ indicative, Role of compound tenses

OBJECTIVES PART 3:

-Communication:
Compare: Social behavior, Ideas and tastes, Habits

-Vocabulary:
Advertisement vocabulary (laudatory)

OBJECTIVES PART 4:

-Communication:
Introduce and to defend: One?s point of view; A fact, a person

-Linguistics:
Logical links:
-Shading between the simple opposition and restriction
-Consequence: if, so much, such that
-Purpose
-Turning into infinitive (optional and mandatory: in order to, so that

-Vocabulary:
Social Life vocabulary
-Political and civic French life
-Educational system (school and university)
-Work organization (35 hours)

*Course content subject to change