Intensive French Language: A2-1 (High Beginning)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intensive French Language: A2-1 (High Beginning)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French

  • Language Level

    High Beginning

  • Prerequisites

    Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of: 0 Semesters/0 Quarters = Beginning 1-2 Semesters/ 1-3 Quarters = High Beginning 3-4 Semesters/4-6 Quarters = Intermediate 5-6 Semesters/7-9 Quarters = High Intermediate 7-8 Semesters/10-12 Quarters = Advanced Fluent/Native Speaker = Superior Please note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    OBJECTIVES PART 1:

    -Communication:
    Locate oneself in time: relate a story using the past, present or future tense

    -Linquistic:
    Continuing Present
    The Imperfect for description, habits, a state
    Latest past
    Past tense

    -Vocabulary:
    Steps of Life
    School, Housing, Health
    Time: first of all, then?
    Place: at the edge of, next to

    OBJECTIVES PART 2:

    -Communication:
    Locate oneself: ask one?s direction, show the way to

    -Linguistics:
    The Relatives: Who, Which, Who
    Prepositions and adverbs of
    Place
    Simple personal pronouns
    Expressions of quantity: in, many/much of, a bottle of?

    -Vocabulary:
    Verbs of situations in space: to be situated, to be located, to go through, to cross, to go along?
    The city
    Shops, food, money

    OBJECTIVES PART 3:

    -Communication:
    Talk about the future
    Talk about an obligation + the infinitive

    -Linguistics:
    Future (simple)
    Future (Near)

    -Vocabulary:
    Travels
    Holidays
    Landscapes
    Countries, Regions, Counties
    Going out: Movies, Theatre?

    OBJECTIVES PART 4:

    -Communication:
    Invite

    -Linguistics:
    Conditional of politeness

    -Vocabulary:
    The glossary of change or transformation: to change, to improve, to raise, to reduce

    OBJECTIVES PART 5:

    -Communication:
    Accept or refuse

    -Linguistics:
    Adverb of place: y
    The Imperative
    The reason: why, because of

    -Vocabulary:
    The glossary of housing: to rent, to buy, to move out,
    to settle down
    Owner, tenant, a rent

    OBJECTIVES PART 6:

    -Communication:
    Express one?s tastes, opinion
    Appreciate, Compare

    -Vocabulary:
    Verbs: to love, to feel like, to find, to think, to like, to hate?

    OBJECTIVES PART 7:

    -Communication:
    Describe a person, an object

    -Linguistics:
    The negation
    Adjectives (gender, number agreement, place)
    It is/ He is
    Possessive adjectives

    -Vocabulary:
    Clothes
    Qualities and flaws (physical appearance/ Temper)
    Daily life?s habits
    Family
    Hardware/ Households goods

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.