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Master French, the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, dance, and literature. A strong command of French gives you access to great works of fiction and poetry in the original French Language.
Total classes: 13
Prerequisite: The knowledge of the material of French 2 (Intermediate French). If you are unsure which French course to take, you can email Dr. LaPierre at [email protected].
Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th
Suggested credit: One full semester Advanced 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. At this level, the student is ready to engage and use the language in basic conversations.
In Part One, the first three weeks are invested in the review of basic skills such as greetings, describing ourselves or others, what to do to answer basic needs, what we like to do in free time, where/what to eat and drink, what happened last weekend, during vacations, friendships, relationships. The following ten weeks will go through these topics: physical descriptions, personal hygiene, physical conditions, feelings, how to inquire about someone, how to answer, how to ask for help, how to accept or refuse, how to recount a past event, how to talk about the weather, how to buy supplies/services, how to use pronouns, using reflexive verbs, present, past, imparfait, passé composé, subjunctive, faire + infinitive verb tenses.
Week One Review: La vie courante: Bonjour!, le temps libre, Bon appétit!;
Week Two: Review: Hier et avant: le weekend, en vacances, qu’est-ce qui se passe?
Week Three: Review: Nous et les autres: L’amitié, Un garçon timide;
Week Four: Unité 1: Au jour le jour: La description physique
Week Five: Unité 1: Au jour le jour: La routine quotidienne
Week Six: Unité 2: Soyons utiles! Les travaux domestiques
Week Seven: Unité 2: Soyons utiles! Pour rendre service
Week Eight: Unité 3: Vive la nature! Les vacances: plaisirs et problèmes
Week Nine: Unité 3: Vive la nature! Quoi de neuf?
Week Ten: Unité 4: Aspects de la vie quotidienne: Comment faire les achats
Week Eleven: Unité 4: Aspects de la vie quotidienne: Au salon de coiffeur
Week Twelve: Review
Week thirteen: Noël
Course Materials: McDougal Littell Discovering French Nouveau: Student Edition Level 3 2001 ISBN-13: 978-0618035069 (https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/discovering-french_rebecca-m-valette_dc-heath/444343/item/4099365/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-pCVBhCFARIsAGMxhAfAaI7-HPvT_iFYl1kaxz_YVyLlDfrj_7ftoKLwHTLxEfUMHm6OC2QaAovGEALw_wcB#idiq=4099365&edition=2493019)
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 of course, the exercises from the Student book. Quizlet sets can be developed for some supplemental help. Students will need a headset and the ability to record their homework for speech grading.