https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Intermediate (B1 - B2) French course online

I was looking for a course on Coursera (totally unrelated to French) and I came across this: https://www.coursera.org/learn/etudier-en-france

Étudier en France : cours de français intermédiaire B1-B2

Ce cours de français de niveau intermédiaire B1/B2, conforme aux exigences du Cadre européen de Référence pour les Langues, s’inscrit dans le double dispositif “former avec le numérique”et “langue et interculturalité” mis en place par l’Université Paris Saclay. Il s’adresse à tous les étudiants souhaitant poursuivre leurs études supérieures en France....

6 semaines, 5 à 7 heures par semaine

It is offered by L'École Polytechnique and begins on June 11. It is free to audit, and you can pay USD $39 per month if you want a certificate.

May 27, 2018

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gryphowl

Pretty cool, thanks - I will have a look and tell you what I think about it, it will help everyone which is important!

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. I've taken other (non-language related) courses through Coursera and the quality has been excellent. Of course, they were offered by other universities so who knows? If you do take the course - or even if you begin it and bail out - please do post your impressions!

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qwl8143

I figured I would translate the text for anyone that didn't understand.

Study in France: Intermediate French course B1 to B2.

This intermediate French course B1/B2 conforms with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, made with the two available concepts of "working with numbers" and "language and interculturality (culture between places)," made available by Paris Saclay University. It is directed towards all students who wish to pursue their university studies in France.

6 weeks, 5 to 7 hours per week.

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jkidder

Pretty good. A couple things:

  1. "Conforme" is an adjective here and not a verb. Try "in accordance with" or "as per the", etc.

  2. You need a better translation of "dispositif". "Concept" doesn't cover it. It's more of an objective, a plan, a goal.

  3. And "former avec le numérique" isn't to do with numbers, it's to do with technology. "Numérique" is a very common word when talking about computer-related things in French. Strictly, it means "digital", but it is commonly used to mean simply "on the computer".

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexDisko

Thanks for posting. This looks great!

I've signed up for it but I'm slightly worried about the B1/B2 requirement. My listening comprehension isn't up to much and I could only get about 60% - 70% of the example listening comprehension questions on the Test De Connaissance du Francais B1 level.

Would it still be worth me doing it?

I've been learning French for 323 days with an average of around two hours or more study a day.

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gamekkeut

The course will have captioned videos that you can follow along with as well, so it's definitely worth doing because it'll challenge you quite a bit, but give you context so you aren't drowning.

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

S'il vous plaît, tenez-nous au courant.

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gamekkeut

Oui, MaryAnne !

June 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tonywangtj

Good stuff. Just watched the intro video. Understood 80% of the video without any subtitle. Credit 80% of that to Duolingo! Cheers mate.

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gryphowl

Wow, it is amazing - I'll give you a lingot!

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stardust103158

Thank you. This looks interesting.

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gamekkeut

Most definitely signing up for this, thanks Lrtward!

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeCreative__

Thanks for sharing. Since there is a free route, I may check this out.

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JudgeFromUranus

Merci!

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ranganath

Is there a similar course for A1/A2 level? Thank you!

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NancyMihalich

You might be interested in Hugo's A2-B1 podcast. It's free and very informative. I've listened to the first podcast and followed along with the written transcript. You only have to sign up to listen to the free podcast! Best wishes!

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

I signed up and tried the first exercise. It was too hard for me. I have successfully taken Alliance Française classes at the A2 level and unspecified private lessons. This course requires listening comprehension that I just don't have.

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NancyMihalich

I've listened to Hugo's first A2-B1 podcast while following along with the written transcript. You only have to sign up to listen to the free podcast! I was so pleased to understand 75% of it! I hope I have the motivation to continue with the rest of his podcasts! Wish me luck! Good luck to you, too! https://www.innerfrench.com/transcript1

May 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

Bonne chance!

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

Merci, mille fois. J'ai écouté ce podcast et je l'adore. Bonne suggestion.

June 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TriangulumGalaxy

Merci Beaucoup! I will be sure to check it out, when I reach a sufficient level of skill in le Français.

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Salariman

Thanks for that tip, I've already signed up!

Just for a challenge, I also signed up for the Géopolitique de l'Europe course on Coursera, which starts on the 4th of June.

May 29, 2018
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