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Learning Recommendations:  It is recommended that students have a C- or better to continue into French II. Students must have a strong grasp of vocabulary, basic tenses (present tense and passé-composé), and grammatical structures from French I. Students are expected to study 10-20 minutes daily in addition to homework assignments.

General Description:  French 2 continues the study of the language and culture of the French-speaking world. Students will engage in meaningful communication on a variety of topics drawn from everyday life. They will further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes of communication. Through readings, videos, music, and art, students will increase understanding of the cultural practices and perspectives of French-speaking countries. They will continue to make connections to other subject areas as they learn about the history, language and geography of the French-speaking world. Level 2 students will function predominantly in French; however, English will be used sparingly to support the comprehension of some complex grammatical structures and/or cultural concepts.

Students Will:

  • Memorize between 50 and 100 words every 3-4 weeks for accuracy and long-term retention
  • Learn and apply learn and apply new grammatical concepts every 3-4 weeks, as well as demonstrate competence with any concepts previously studied
  • Follow directions and conversation, as adapted for French 2
  • Speak in French whenever possible
  • Write at length using appropriate grammar, vocabulary and conventions

Content:  Topics:

  • Housing
  • Chores
  • Food
  • Health
  • Shopping
  • Around town
  • Technology

Grammar:

  • Passé-composé and imparfait
  • Comparatives
  • Object pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Pronouns y and en
  • Prepositions
  • Conditional tense
  • Future and near future
  • If clauses

Strategies:  Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Collaborative learning opportunities
  • Communicative activities
  • Listening activities
  • Online homework    
  • Writing and presentation of dialogues and stories
  • Cultural readings in the target language
  • Connections to other disciplines in French
  • A variety of assessments; written and oral

Homework:  Assigned HW takes about 10-15 a day. Students are expected to study an additional 10-20 minutes reviewing notes, handouts and Quizlet sets. Online homework (VHL) is graded for accuracy.  Students will need reliable access to the Internet to use their on-line textbook and do homework on the D’accord website.