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


  • Language Level

    Low Intermediate

    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.



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

    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

    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


    Locate oneself in time and space

    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

    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


    Plan something near or far
    Express hypothesis and feasible projects
    Express obligation, desire

    Future (near) and future (simple): the differences
    Feasible hypothesis: if + present/ future
    If + imperfect/ conditional
    The subjunctive after a verb (wish or obligation)

    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

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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