Course Description

Course Name

Intensive French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)

Session: VPRU1523

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 = Beginning1-2 Semesters/ 1-3 Quarters = High Beginning3-4 Semesters/4-6 Quarters = Intermediate5-6 Semesters/7-9 Quarters = High Intermediate7-8 Semesters/10-12 Quarters = AdvancedFluent/Native Speaker = SuperiorPlease 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.




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

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

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)


Describing facts and ideas, defining them, specifying them and introducing them with examples

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

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


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

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.

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