Learning Recommendations: In order to be successful in French 3, students should have demonstrated proficiency in French 2. It is recommended that students have a C- or better to continue into French 3. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in the past, present and future.
General Description: French 3 is a year-long class that provides ongoing exploration of the culture and language of the French-speaking world. Students will further develop their skills in spoken and written French at a functional level, using interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes of communication. Students will build on listening and reading skills, and will continue their study of French grammar. Students will also read a variety of authentic texts. Daily homework, participation and attendance are essential. Communication between students and teacher will be almost exclusively in French. It is expected that French 3 students will be able to utilize conversational French to function in the class with very little use of English.
- City life
- Science and technology
- Want ads/apartment hunting
- Leisure activities
- Social networks
- Telling stories
- present tense
- spelling changing verbs
- reflexive verbs
- passé composé
- past conditional
- future perfect
- “if” clauses
- relative pronouns
- object pronouns
- passive voice
- passé simple
Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:
- Collaborative learning opportunities
- Communicative activities
- Listening activities
- Short films
- Video programs
- Writing and presentation of dialogues
- Cultural readings in the target language
- Connections to other disciplines in French
- A variety of assessments; written and oral
- Language laboratory
Homework: Students are expected to study 20 -30 minutes daily in addition to homework assignments.
Course Fee / Materials: Equipment to be provided by student: Students will need access to the Internet to use their on-line textbook and do homework on the D’accord (IHS) and Rond-Point (UW) websites. They will purchase a copy of the novel, le Petit Prince and a subscription to YABLA, an on-line video program.
College in High School: CHS UW French 103: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will have the option to earn 5 university credits from the University of Washington through the College in the High School program. Sign-ups will be in January. The fee for the class is approximately $370.00 (includes class fee plus registration fee) paid at the time of registration. Grades will be based on tests given for chapters 11-15 of Rond-Point 2nd edition, a mid-term exam, a final exam and an oral interview at the end of the course.