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


  • Language Level

    Low Intermediate

  • 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 = Beginning1-2 Semesters/ 1-3 Quarters = High Beginning3-4 Semesters/4-6 Quarters = Intermediate5-6 Semesters/7-9 Quarters = High Intermediate7-8 Semesters/10-12 Quarters = AdvancedFluent/Native Speaker = SuperiorPlease note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    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

    Personal pronouns
    Past participle rules
    Reflexive verbs: negative form and with some adverbs
    Opposition imperfect/ Passé compose/ Present tense
    Past perfect
    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

    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


    To situate in time and space

    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

    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


    To plan smthg near or far
    To Express hypothesis and feasible projects
    To 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)
    The three forms to ask a question

    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.


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