This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Continue your study of French, a beautiful, rich, melodious, and analytical language that encourages critical thinking in the student.
Total classes: 13
Prerequisite: French 1, Part One or equivalent. If you are unsure which French course to take, you can email Dr. LaPierre at [email protected].
Suggested grade level: 8th to 12th grade
Suggested credit: One full semester French or Foreign Language
More than 220 million people speak French on all five continents. Therefore, the ability to speak French is an advantage on the international job market. It is a culture that has influenced the Western World, and the Americas, and it is a beautiful and fun language to learn. In Part Two of this course, we will learn more irregular verbs in the present tense, and we will learn imperative, ‘near future’, and an introduction to ‘passé composé’ verb tenses. We will learn basic vocabulary words related to our homes, rooms, furniture, food/meals, animals, calendar, weather/seasons, measuring in French, stores/shopping, restaurant/transportation and profession.
Week One: Review verbs avoir/être, verbes réguliers -er, verbes réguliers -ir, aller, faire; greetings, writing numbers, large numbers, comparing.
Week Two: house/furniture vocabulary and verb tense ‘futur proche’.
Week Three: Verbe vouloir/pouvoir, verbes boire/voir/dire, impératif; vocabulary words concerning meals and dishes.
Week Four: Review, test 1
Week Five: More on food, study an authentic French text: Dame Tartine.
Week Six: Verbes -re, verbe ‘devoir’; names of animals.
Week Seven: Review of verbs; how to study verbs; calendar: days of the week, months, vocabulary concerning time.
Week Eight: Review, vocabulary concerning the seasons and the weather.
Week Nine: Review 2 and Test 2.
Week Ten: Le passé composé, adverbs, shopping.
Week Eleven: Travels, restaurants.
Week Twelve: Professions.
Week Thirteen: Review 3 Test 3.
Course Materials: First Start French Level 1 Student Edition by Danielle L. Schultz, Memoria Press; ISBN# 978-1-93095-365-9 (https://amzn.to/2rAC5Mm)
Homework: Learning a second language is demanding. Depending on your goals, a minimum of 30 minutes a day is recommended. To help the memorization of the vocabulary words and grammar rules, different exercises have been developed for this class. There are: recordings for the vocabulary words, or the lesson of the week – the student can listen and repeat what he hears to develop his speech; quizzes on Moodle; and the exercises from the Student book. Quizlet sets (always in progress) help him memorize the meaning of words, their grammatical gender, their spelling and conjugation of verbs. Each week, a unique assignment has been created by the teacher for grading purposes, except the week the students have a test.
Class Dates: Tuesdays, January 9 to April 16, 2024. (No class Feb. 13 or Mar. 26)
11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)
4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central; 2:00 Mountain; 1:00 Pacific)
Duration: 75 minutes per class