French Courses

French Courses

FRENCH I (BT0511) (NCAA approved)
(T0511A) FRENCH I A
(T0511B) FRENCH I B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None

The French I A student will be able to communicate with a French speaker by using basic skills. The student will speak using pronunciation and grammar functions understandable to native speakers, will write correctly what he can say, and will read and comprehend at a novice level. Topics of study include school, pastimes and family. The student will acquire a sensitivity to French culture and its value system which will prepare him/her to examine other cultures with the same sensitivity.

 

The French I B student will expand knowledge of vocabulary and grammar structures in order to understand, speak, read and write more proficiently in French. The student will acquire knowledge and skills relating to food, shopping, clothing and air travel. He/she will continue to examine and explore French practices regarding these topics. There is an expectation of increased usage of French by the end of the course.

 

FRENCH II (BT0512) (NCAA approved)
(T0512A) FRENCH II A
(T0512B) FRENCH II B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: French I

 

The French II A student will gain the ability to express his/her thoughts and opinions more spontaneously. More emphasis is placed on vocabulary in a variety of settings. Topic of study are travel, sports, and daily routine. Students will gain the grammar structures that enable them to describe events in the past. Cultural practices related to these topics will continue to be explored. There is an increased use of French in this course, and students are expected to use more French in the classroom

 

The French II B student will broaden his/her usage of vocabulary and grammar structures in order to articulate clearly events which have occurred in the past. Topics of study are health and fitness, cultural pastimes and technology applications. French artists and writers are introduced. The increased use of French by teacher and students will the foundation for developing fluency in spoken and written French.

FRENCH III (BT0513) (NCAA approved)
(T0513A) FRENCH III A
(T0513B) FRENCH III B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: French I and II

 

The French III A student will acquire greater speaking and writing proficiency, cultural awareness and improved reading and listening skills. The majority of instruction is in French. Students are expected to speak predominantly French in class. While grammar instruction continues to be a part of the course study, emphasis is placed on readings from a variety sources, exposure to current events through French television and exploration of French activities of daily living such as banking, communication tools, food preparation and driving. Role play and discussion in French are key activities.

 

The French III B course is a study of the novel Le Petit Prince by Antoine de St. Exupéry. A novel rich in meaningful quotes, they form the vehicle for further study of grammar and vocabulary. Students will do extensive writing as they analyze aspects of the novel and relate them to their own personal lives. Instruction is conducted in French. Student discussion is conducted in French. Students will demonstrate understanding of concepts through their written and oral exposés.

 

HONORS FRENCH IV (BT0514) (NCAA approved)
(T0514A) HONORS FRENCH IV A
(T0514B) HONORS FRENCH IV B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0 each
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: French III

 

This French IV A course is conducted exclusively in French. Students realize their potential in French through vocabulary, grammar, oral and written proficiency activities at an advanced level. The course is a study of French history from prehistoric times up to the French renaissance. Course work includes a survey of literature. Art, history and music will be explored through student-based projects. This course enables students to comprehend, speak, read and write in French with a high degree of proficiency.

 

This French IV B course is conducted exclusively in French. Students realize their potential in French through vocabulary, grammar, oral and written proficiency activities at an advanced level. The course is a study of French history of the seventeenth century focusing on French classical theatre. Students read the playwright Molière’s Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Students will write and speak extensively in French as they explore the themes of the play. This course enables students to comprehend, speak, read and write in French with a high degree of proficiency.


HONORS FRENCH V (BT0515) (NCAA approved)

(T0515A) HONORS FRENCH V A
(T0515B) HONORS FRENCH V B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 12
PREREQUISITE: French IV

 

French V A is conducted exclusively in French. Students realize their potential in French through vocabulary, grammar, oral and written proficiency activities at an advanced level. The course is a study of French history from the Age of Enlightenment up to the twentieth century. Course work includes a survey of literature. Art, history and music will be explored through student-based projects. This course enables students to comprehend, speak, read and write in French with a high degree of proficiency.

 

French V B is conducted exclusively in French. Students realize their potential in French through vocabulary, grammar, oral and written proficiency activities at an advanced level. The course is a study of twentieth century literature. Students read the novelist Camus’ L’Etranger. Students will write and speak extensively in French as they explore the themes of the novel. This course enables students to comprehend, speak, read and write in French with a high degree of proficiency. 

 


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