Course Description

Course Name

Intensive French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

Session: VPRU1422

Hours & Credits

90 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of: 0 Semesters/0 Quarters = Beginning 1-2 Semesters/ 1-3 Quarters = High Beginning 3-4 Semesters/4-6 Quarters = Intermediate 5-6 Semesters/7-9 Quarters = High Intermediate 7-8 Semesters/10-12 Quarters = Advanced Fluent/Native Speaker = Superior Please note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.

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

ADVANCED 1

OBJECTIVES PART 1:

-Communication:
Associating facts and ideas, putting them together, using transition words in the past or future tense

-Linquistic:
Relation to time:
Simutaneity/Precedence/Posteriority
(indicative mode/ subjunctive/ infinitive)
Past participle agreement (common reflexive shades)
The organization of the sentence:
Value of independent and subordinate clauses
Punctuation
Identification of a main sentence

-Vocabulary:
Around time:
Frequency (every now and then)
Starting from reflexive verbs (idiomatic expressions)
Pictorial expressions (in a twinkle of an eye, all the time ?)
Vocabulary of change, evolution, (progress, decline, stability)

OBJECTIVES PART 2:

-Communication:
Describing facts and ideas, defining them, specifying them and introducing them with examples

-Linguistics:
Subordinate clauses (construction, demonstrative + relative, role of punctuation)
Articles
(deepening of articles, indefinites and demonstratives)
Expression of quantity (quantitative, percentages, proportion, all)

-Vocabulary:
Around description
Getting to know the systems:
Derivation, synonyms, antonyms, family of words
Nominalization

OBJECTIVES PART 3:

-Communication:
Assessing facts and ideas, criticizing them in a positive or negative way, marking the doubt and hesitation

-Linguistics:
The subjunctive, indicative, infinitive in completive and relative sentences
Indirect speeches: reported and free speech: transformation, initiator verbs (dividing up + construction + meaning)
Particular use of qualifying adverbs and adjectives.

-Vocabulary:
Around the reference
Expressions of feelings, estimation (pictorial expressions)
Style of language (analysis of the situation and intentions)
Initiator verbs (construction and shades: affirmation, hesitation, disproof?)

*Course content subject to change