Course Description

Course Name

French Language: A2-1 (High Beginning)

Session: VPRS1321

Hours & Credits

135 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

Note: A placement exam will be required when you arrive on site.

High Beginning

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of one semester (or two quarters) at the college level.

Overview

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.

OBJECTIVES PART 1:

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

-Linquistic:
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?

-Vocabulary:
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

OBJECTIVES PART 2:

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

-Linguistics:
Simple future
To have to + infinitive

-Vocabulary:
Travel
Holidays
Landscapes

OBJECTIVES PART 3:

-Communication:
Invite, accept or refuse

-Linguistics:
Polite conditional
Adverbs of place : y
Imperative

-Vocabulary:
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 content subject to change