French Language: A2-1 (High Beginning)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language: A2-1 (High Beginning)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    High Beginning

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    126 - 210
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    10 - 16
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    15 - 24
  • Overview

    You may typically choose to take this course for 9, 12, or 15 hours per week, and your total hours will adjust based on your weekly hours.

    9 hours per week = 126 total contact hours
    12 hours per week = 168 total contact hours
    15 hours per week = 210 total contact hours

    This weekly hour offering is subject to change at the discretion of the Catho each semester.


    Each section is composed of 3 to 4 macro-objectives that need to be acquired in a minimum of 90 teaching hours (which correspond to 6 hours X 15 weeks). These 90 hours are the minimum teaching amount.


    Place yourself in time: Describe a situation in the present, past and future tense
    Place yourself in space: ask and give directions

    Present tense
    Imperfect of description, recent past, present perfect
    Relatives pronouns : who, what and where
    Prepositions and Adverbs of place
    Simple personal pronouns
    Express quantity: in, a lot of, a bottle of?

    Stages of life
    School, accommodation, health
    Time: first, then
    Space: next to, on the edge of?
    Situation verbs: to find, to locate, to go by, to cross, to go along


    Talk about future, about an obligation + infinitive

    Simple future
    To have to + infinitive



    Invite, accept or refuse

    Polite conditional
    Adverbs of place : y

    Cultural activities: cinema, theater?
    Vocabulary field ?change and transformation?:
    To change, to get better, to increase, to decrease
    Vocabulary field ?accommodation and housing?:
    To rent, to buy, to move, to settle down, the owner, the tenant, the rent

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.


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