French (Français)


Course Description

Pre-AP French I

This course engages students in the development of proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course prepares students for Advanced Placement courses in French Language AP and French Literature AP.

French I

This course introduces the student to the language, people of France, and their customs. Upon completing this course, the student will have been introduced to the présent, future proche, and passé composé tenses and should be able to carry on simple conversations with a French teacher or native speaker. In this class, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are all employed through the use of several instructional media: the teacher, the text and its workbook, computer programs and research, literature in both books and films, cultural experiences and music. The students will also connect to other academic subjects, such as math, science, and language arts using their knowledge of French to access new information.

French Language

This course emphasizes the use of language for active communication. Its objectives are the development of:
1. the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts
2. a French vocabulary sufficiently ample for reading newspaper and magazine articles, literary texts, and other non-technical writings without dependence on a dictionary
3. the ability to express oneself coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French.

French III CCC

This course emphasizes conversation, civilizations, and culture.

French III

This course introduces the student to a more complex level of the language, the people, and their customs. Upon completing this course, the student will have reviewed the tenses from previous courses, will have been introduced to the futur parfait and passé simple tenses and the student should be able to carry on complex conversations with other French speakers. In the class, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are all employed through the use of several instructional media: the teacher, the text and its workbook, computer programs and research, literature in both books and films, cultural experiences and music. The students will also connect to other academic subjects, such as math, science, and language arts using their knowledge of French to access new information.

Pre-AP French II

This course engages students in the development of proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course prepares students for Advanced Placement courses in French Language AP and French Literature AP.

French II

This course augments the student’s knowledge of the language, the people and their customs. Upon completing this course, the student will have been introduced to the imparfait, future, and conditionnel tenses and the subjonctif mood; the student should be able to carry on conversations with other French speakers. In the class, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are all employed through the use of several instructional media: the teacher, the text and its workbook, computer programs and research, literature in both books and films, cultural experiences and music. The students will also connect to other academic subjects, such as math, science, and language arts using their knowledge of French to access new information.

French VI

This course offers the student the opportunity to become acquainted with current French social issues, governmental organizations, modern literature, and history. These areas will be explored through reading materials that provide the basis for oral discussions in the classroom. In the class, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are all employed through the use of several instructional media that will include computer programs and research, literature in both books and films, cultural experiences, and music. The students will also connect to other academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts, using their knowledge of French to access new information.

French V

This course gives the student a genuine knowledge of the language, the people and their customs. Upon completing the course, the student will have reviewed all the tenses and moods presented in previous courses and should be able to conduct natural conversations with French speakers. In addition, the student will have been exposed to a great deal of literature and culture through the reading of selected books, poems, short stories, through listening to various music compositions, and through researching information on various pieces of art. The students will also connect to other academic subjects, such as math, science, and language arts using their knowledge of French to access new information.

French IV

This course introduces the student to a more complex level of the language, the people, and their customs. Upon completing this course, the student will have reviewed all tenses and moods covered French I, II, and III* courses, and should be able to carry on both simple and complicated conversations with other French speakers. In addition, the student will have been exposed to more French literature, history, and art than in previous years through edited selections of books, short stories, etc. In the class, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are all employed through the use of several instructional media: the teacher, the text and its workbook, computer programs and research, literature in both books and films, cultural experiences and music. The students will also connect to other academic subjects, such as math, science, and language arts using their knowledge of French to access new information.

AP French Language

This course emphasizes the use of language for active communication. Its objectives are the development of:
4. the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts
5. a French vocabulary sufficiently ample for reading newspaper and magazine articles, literary texts, and other non-technical writings without dependence on a dictionary
6. the ability to express oneself coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French.
The student may earn college credit for successful scoring on the Advanced Placement Examination.
*International Baccalaureate Program
*French IBSL I, French IBSL II, French IBHL
These courses are for the highly motivated student who wishes to participate in the International Baccalaureate Program. Students may earn college credit for successful scoring on the International Baccalaureate Examination. 

*Prerequisite
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