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FLF6010T: French 4 (2013-2014)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: French IV
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
CODE: FLF6010T
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: French I, French II, French III

Major Concepts/Content:

This fourth year of French is a continuation of the first three years. The student will continue to sharpen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Throughout the course, students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives.

Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is interspersed throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the French speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories.

Major Instructional Activities:

Instructional activities will center on perfecting the four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the host nation/ target language will be emphasized. Proficiency will be required in all four skills. Students will synthesize elements of sound-, syntax-, and vocabulary building in taking complex dictation and in manipulating and refining phonological skills, Writing short compositions and demonstrating creative writing skills using correct syntax will be fundamental. Activities for cultural awareness will constantly be encouraged.

Major Evaluative Techniques:

Students will be required to pass tests included with the program text. Teacher-made tests will also be utilized. Dictations will be used frequently. Translations will be encouraged. Daily class participation, exercises in workbooks, and homework will be considered of vital importance in the total evaluation of students.

By the end of Level IV in secondary school, students understand and retain most key ideas and some supporting details when reading and listening. When reading, they acquire knowledge and new information from relatively comprehensive authentic texts. When speaking, students use strings of sentences and are more able to connect several ideas on a topic. When writing, students create simple paragraphs. They begin to apply familiar structures to new situations, choosing appropriate vocabulary for familiar topics. They frequently use culturally appropriate behavior in social situations, using some gestures and body language of the target culture. Students are generally understood by sympathetic native speakers who are used to dealing with foreigners.

Competencies:
DoDEA Foreign Language Standards
Secondary Foreign Language FL Course Level IV (Intermediate Proficiency Range, Intermediate – Mid Level)

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of French IV, students should be able to:

  • Understand native speech on certain topics.
  • Expand their knowledge about francophone cultures and countries.
  • Talk about:
    • celebrations in the francophone world
    • the past, present and future
    • things they want others to do
    • the future
    • the past
    • people in the francophone world
    • what they desire others to do and
    • their own future activities.

Course Outline:

Semester 1

  • Module 1: Les Gens
  • Module 2: La Réalisation
  • Module 3: Le Désires
  • Module 4: Les Activitiés
  • Module 5: Les Fêtes

First Semester Exam

Semester 2

  • Module 6: Possibilitiés
  • Module  7: Le Passé
  • Module 8: Les Arts
  • Module  9: Maintenant
  • Module 10: C’est fini!

Second Semester Exam

Essential Software:

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.

  • Title: Discovering French (Rouge)
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN:  9780618035069

Additional Materials:  Internet access, headset, microphone, French-English dictionary