Learning Recommendations: C- or better in French 1 and retention of French 1 vocabulary and grammar concepts. Students should spend 10-20 minutes daily studying, in addition to assigned homework

General Description: This class continues the study of the language and culture of the French-speaking world. Students will engage in meaningful conversation on a variety of topics drawn from everyday life. They will further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, using interpersonal, intrapersonal and presentational modes of communication. Through readings, video, music and art, students will develop an understanding of the cultural practices and perspectives of the French-speaking countries. They will continue to make connections to other subject areas as they learn about the history, language and geography of the Francophone world. Students will be expected to operate predominantly in French. However, English will be used as needed to support the comprehension of some complex grammatical structures and cultural concepts.

Content:

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


Grammar:

  • PassĂ© compose (avoir & ĂȘtre)
  • Imparfait
  • Comparatives
  • Object pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Pronouns y and en
  • Prepositions
  • Conditional tense
  • Future and near future
  • Interrogative pronouns
  • If clauses


Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Collaborative learning opportunities
  • Communicative activities
  • Listening activities
  • Video programs
  • Writing and presentation of dialogues
  • Cultural readings in French
  • Connections to other disciplines in French
  • A variety of assessments, including written and spoken