Course Description

Course Name

Intensive French Language: A1-1 (True Beginning)

Session: VPRU1422

Hours & Credits

90 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

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.

True Beginning

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

OBJECTIVES PART 1:

-Communication:
Introduce oneself/ To introduce someone to somebody
Get in contact with

-Linquistic:
You (informal)/ You (formal)
To Be/To Have/To Be Called
Elision
It is/ He is
Personal Pronouns (subjects)
Present Tense -Vocabulary:

-Vocabulary
The Alphabet
Identity/ Nationality
Numbers
Greetings

OBJECTIVES PART 2:

-Communication:
Characterize a person

-Linguistics:
Simple sentence, positive, negative
Gender, Number agreement:
Nouns and adjectives
Definite article, indefinite
Possessive article
Introduction to basis grammar terms (subject, verb, complement)

-Vocabulary:
Description of a person
Family
Colors
Clothes

OBJECTIVES PART 3:

-Communication:
Ask simple questions
Answer (space and time)
Describe an itinerary

-Linguistics:
Two questioning forms:
Who/When/Where/How many or much/How/ Which
Prepositions: at, of, in, on

-Vocabulary:
Hours
Days
Months
In space: on the right/ on the left
Objects in the classroom, in the house, on the street

*Course content subject to change