Course Description

Course Name

French Language: A2-2 (Low Intermediate)

Session: VPRS1321

Hours & Credits

135 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

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

Low Intermediate

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

Overview

OBJECTIVES PART 1:

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

-Linquistic:
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

-Vocabulary:
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

OBJECTIVES PART 2:

-Communication:
Locate oneself in time and space

-Linguistics:
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

-Vocabulary:
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

OBJECTIVES PART 3:

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

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

-Vocabulary:
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 content subject to change