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FLF501: Fren III (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Foreign Language Program
COURSE TITLE: French III
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: FLF501
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: French II

About the Program:

Course Goals and Standards

Over the course of their studies, students aim at the acquisition of the ability to communicate in meaningful and appropriate ways with users of other languages :

The objectives of language learning, commonly called the 5 Cs, are:

  • Communication:
    • Communicate in languages other than English
  • Culture:
    • Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures
  • Connections:
    • Connect with other disciplines and acquire information
  • Comparisons:
    • Develop insight into the nature of language and culture
  • Communities:
    • Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world

Major Concepts/Content:

This third year French course is a continuation of the first two years. The student will continue to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Throughout the course, students build on previous knowledge with additional vocabulary, verb tenses, and grammatical structures appropriate to their level. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

The student will learn pertinent cultural information related to France and other French speaking countries as well as learn about France's influence in the world and importance as a world language. The student will review information learned in previous semesters or classes of French and should have an adequate background in order to do well in this class.

Exposure to the culture of France and French-speaking countries can be found throughout the course in order to help students understand French in its context, as a truly dynamic language used for communication by millions of people throughout the world.

The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards and provides a way to focus on the five important aspects of foreign language instruction: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and community. These are the "Five C's of the Foreign Language Education" as outlined in Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century.

Competencies:
DoDEA Foreign Language Standards

Course Objectives:

Throughout the course, students will

  • Talk about locations and transportation from one point to another
  • Discuss future plans and responsibilities
  • Become familiar with French history and the culture of French-speaking countries
  • Provide and obtain information in French
  • Express feelings and emotions through appropriate vocabulary and idiomatic expressions
  • Exchange opinions as well express likes and dislikes

Course Outline (Semester 1)

Students will be introduced to the following:

  • Module 1 - Les Sentiments
  • Module 2 - Le Transport
  • Module 3 - Au Travail!
  • Module 4 - Les Pays et les Nationalités
  • Module 5 - L'Avenir

Course Outline (Semester 2)

(To be announced)

Essential Software:

Textbook/ Additional Materials

The textbook used in this course is:

  • Title: Discovering French (Bleu)
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Also, you will need head-sets to listen to audio files that are embedded within the instructional content in the course.