Course Description

Course Name

Intensive French Language: A2-2 (Low Intermediate)

Session: VPRU1523

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 = 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.

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.



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 content subject to change