Course Description

Course Name

Intensive French Language: B1-1 (Intermediate)

Session: VPRU1522

Hours & Credits

90 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

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

Intermediate

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

Overview

OBJECTIVES PART 1:

-Communication:
To express: Tastes, feelings, opinion, doubts
To compare: People, situations, objects, ideas
To put forward: Hypothesis

-Linquistic:
Verbs and expressions expressing tastes and opinion
Adjectives and adverbs: forms, place, meaning.
Relative pronouns/ possessives
Demonstrative pronouns
Comparatives and superlatives
Completive after opinion verbs

-Vocabulary:
Moral Values
Characters
The construction of verbs: to love, to desire, to feel like following by an infinitive or not
The different levels of language
Vocabulary of positive and negative characterization
Vocabulary of critics
Occupations

OBJECTIVES PART 2:

-Communication:
To tell: To tell sb to do smthg
To report: Sb?s words using past tense
To put forward: Hypothesis

-Linguistics:
Values of conditional
Personal pronoun complements
Imperative and infinitive
The subjunctive: shaping and using in completive
Past Indirect speech

-Vocabulary:
Daily activities
Studies
Family links
Social Connections

OBJECTIVES PART 3:

-Communication:
To situate: Events in time

-Linguistics:
Before to + infinitive
After + infinitive past
Past perfect
Gerundive
The future
Expressions like: there is, since, during and in

-Vocabulary:
Biography
Employment
Celebrations

*Course content subject to change