Intensive French Language: A2-2 (Low Intermediate)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intensive French Language: A2-2 (Low Intermediate)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French

  • Language Level

    Low Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    60
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    OBJECTIVES PART 1:

    -Communication:
    Give an information to sb/ To get an information
    Characterize people, things
    Describe situations (daily life with family, friends and at work)
    Relate events
    Describe habits
    Give explanations
    Recall a biography

    -Linquistic:
    Personal pronouns
    Past participle rules
    Reflexive verbs: negative form and with some adverbs
    Opposition imperfect/ Passé compose/ Present tense
    Past perfect
    Future
    Relative pronouns: who, which, where, whose, with who
    Possessive and demonstrative pronouns
    Comparatives and superlatives
    C?est + invariable adjectives
    Indirect speech
    Before to/ After + infinitive

    -Vocabulary:
    Expressions placing in the past and the present: before, formerly, long time ago
    Today, currently, nowadays
    Catastrophe vocabulary: a fire, a flood, a storm
    The suffix ?tion: construction, destruction
    Years old: childhood, adult age, oldness
    Adverbs expressing frequency et continuity: always, often, no longer/more
    Working world
    Shaping of adjectives
    C?est un, c?est une + noun
    Il est/ Elle est + adjective or profession and nationality
    C?est + invariable adjective
    Qualities and flaws

    OBJECTIVES PART 2:

    -Communication:
    To situate in time and space

    -Linguistics:
    Time Links: first of all, then, finally, to begin with, to finish, in the first place, in the second place ?
    Expressions like: there is, there is that, since, during and in

    -Vocabulary:
    Expressions enable to situate in the past, present and future: before, now, yesterday, today, tomorrow, last week, this week, next week
    Vocabulary differences between a day, daytime, an evening, a night

    OBJECTIVES PART 3:

    -Communication:
    To plan smthg near or far
    To Express hypothesis and feasible projects
    To express obligation, desire

    -Linguistics:
    Future (near) and future (simple): the differences
    Feasible hypothesis: if + present/ future
    If + imperfect/ conditional
    present
    The subjunctive after a verb (wish or obligation)
    The three forms to ask a question

    -Vocabulary:
    Verbs of movement: to go, to go out of?
    The prefix ?re: the repeat of an action
    Daily activities
    The Weather Forecast
    Expressions of annoyance and protest