FLF4010T: Fren II (2013-2014)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: French II
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: French I
The French II course is designed to provide activities, projects, and experiences that enable students to appreciate and value the target language culture. In this course, students build on their previous learning experience while expanding their knowledge of French language and culture and developing their communication skills. Grammar, idiomatic expressions and lexicon are taught in context so that students use them to convey meaning in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational.
Students are also made aware of the value of foreign language study. The major linguistic principles and language skills covered in level II include the following: usage of singular and plural nouns and interrogative, definite, indefinite, demonstrative and possessive adjectives; identifying and using the active voice in the indicative mood; identifying and using the imperative, the future tense, all forms of the past tense, progressives, and the subjunctive mood; identifying and using subject pronouns, direct object pronouns, indirect object pronouns, and the emphatic, reflexive, interrogative, demonstrative, and relative pronouns; identifying and using the most common prepositions; identifying and using comparison of adjectives; and identifying and using the formation of adverbs.
The content of French II course includes teaching students to follow specific directions given in the target language, and to understand main ideas after listening to presentations on familiar topics. Students learn to speak in the target language using basic sentence patterns correctly, read a variety of materials in the target language, and demonstrate writing skills in the target language. Each unit introduces cultural aspects and events, verbs and verb tenses, sentence structure, oral and written practice.
By the end of Level II in secondary school, students will have exhibited increased comprehension through recognition of key words or phrases embedded in familiar contexts through a variety of media. They recognize structural patterns in target language narratives and derive meaning from these structures within familiar contexts. Students use illustrations and contextual clues to increase comprehension of written passages while reading simple documents and relatively simple literature. Students use short sentences, learned words, phrases, simple questions, and commands when speaking and writing, often relying on visuals to help themselves be understood. Students recombine learned vocabulary and structures to form simple sentences, short messages, and notes to meet practical writing needs. Students demonstrate increasing accuracy in pronunciation and intonation when presenting well-rehearsed material. Students show some understandings of the target-culture’s practices and perspectives on topics such as typical music, holidays, meals, family and social customs. Students have limited fluency in the language yet may be understood by a sympathetic native speaker who prompts for clarification.
Throughout the course, students will
- talk about their daily activities using a wide range of vocabulary and reflexive verbs
- use two verbs together
- talk about what they like to do in their free time
- review use direct and indirect object pronouns
- learn to talk about activities in the past
- learn to talk about preparing for a trip and taking a trip
- learn to talk about their homes and things they do in the different areas of their homes
- learn to talk about buying things in French
- learn additional vocabulary that will help them converse in the French speaking world
- learn a variety of grammatical structures that will help them transfer knowledge to other areas they desire to talk about in French
- Module 1: La Routine
- Module 2: Les Animaux
- Module 3: Les Distractions
- Module 4: Le Corps
- Module 5: La Description
- Module 6: La Maison
- Module 7: Les Achats
- Module 8: Les Loisirs
- Module 9: Le Temps Libre
- Module 10: Le Transport
Recording software provided through local school
Textbook: The textbook in this course is digital and can be located inside of the online course.
The DoDEA adopted textbook is recommended as a resource, but is optional to the course.
- Textbook: Discovering French Blanc
- Publisher: McDougal Littell
- ISBN: 9780669435016
Additional Materials: Internet Access, Headset, Microphone, French-English Dictionary