Course Description

Course Name

Intensive French Language: C1 (Superior)

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.

Superior

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of 2 upper-division college level courses at their home university in the U.S.

Overview

OBJECTIVES PART 1:

-Communication:
Reasoning arguing on facts or ideas

-Linquistic:
Reason, consequence and purpose
Comparison, opposition and concession.
Condition and hypothesis
Deepening of the use of subordinations and conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs

-Vocabulary:
Themes of majors:
History (according to current events)
Geopolitics, economics, the evolution habits and minds

OBJECTIVES PART 2:

-Communication:
Organizing the order of enunciation and emphasizing

-Linguistics:
Presentative
Active, Passive and Reflexive voices)

-Vocabulary:
Nominalization and verbalization

OBJECTIVES PART 3:

-Communication:
Analyzing different types of speech (descriptive, narrative, argumentative)

-Linguistics:
Structures of a sentence
Structures of a paragraph
Structures of a text

-Vocabulary:
Style of language
Sensitizing to written and oral styles

*Course content subject to change