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

    90
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    6
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    9
  • 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

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.