French Language: A2-2 (Low Intermediate)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    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

    108 - 180
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    7 - 12
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    10 - 18
  • Overview

    OBJECTIVES PART 1:

    -Communication:
    Give and provide information
    Describe people, things, situations, daily life, family, friends, professional life)
    Relate events
    Describe habits
    Give explanations

    -Linquistic:
    Agreement rules for past participle
    Place of pronouns, adverbs, and negative form in a sentence
    Reflexive verbs with negative form with some adverbs
    Opposition Imperfect / present perfect / present
    Past perfect
    Future perfect
    Relative pronouns: whose, with whom
    Possessive pronouns and demonstratives
    Comparatives and superlatives
    It is + invariable adjective
    Direct speech

    -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:
    Locate oneself in time and space

    -Linguistics:
    Temporal links: first of all, then, finally, to begin with, in the first place, in the second place?
    Expressions: there is, 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:
    Plan something near or far
    Express hypothesis and feasible projects
    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)

    -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 prostest

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