Course Description

Course Name

Intensive French Language: A2-1 (High Beginning)

Session: VPRU1222

Hours & Credits

60 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

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

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 content subject to change