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French 2.2


French 2.2 is a course designed to teach French on an ACTFL Novice High level. English information and directions form much of the course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak memorized phrases they need to communicate in another culture, provide basic information about themselves, and ask simple questions. Their focus is on recycling known vocabulary as they learn new concepts. Using the language alphabet, they can write familiar words and phrases as lists and incomplete sentences and fill out basic forms with biographical information. They write in primarily present tense. Students will listen for contextual words and can comprehend one sentence construction. Students will practice reading words and phrases from the simplest connected texts, knowing there will be frequent miscommunication.

Content in the course includes directions, medical terms, sports and outdoor activities, travel and computers. Students study, understand and conjugate the past tense with “avoir” and “etre” (passé composé); and use the pronouns “y” and “en”. Students understand and use direct object pronouns and demonstrative particles.  

Expectations for the student include completing writing and speaking assessments using video, active engagement in their own learning, practicing vocabulary over time, comprehending grammar patterns, using various forms of verbs, participating in simple conversations and speaking prompts, analyzing and comparing cultural products, practices and perspectives of associated with Belgium, the European Union, literature and history.

Required Materials:

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Course Outline:

Unit 28: Directions

  • Vocabulary: Directions
  • Grammar: “Y”
  • Culture: Introduction to Belgium

Unit 29: Transportation

  • Vocabulary: Transportation
  • Grammar: Direct Object Pronouns
  • Culture: La Bande dessinée

Unit 30: Medical Words

  • Vocabulary: Medical Words
  • Grammar: Demonstrative Particles
  • Culture: Food

Unit 31: Sports

  • Vocabulary: Sports
  • Grammar: “En”
  • Culture: Accent

Unit 32: Outdoor Activities

  • Vocabulary: Outdoor Activities
  • Grammar: Past Tense with avoir
  • Culture: History

Unit 33: Travel

  • Vocabulary: Travel
  • Grammar: Prepositions with Countries
  • Culture: Monarchy

Unit 34: Computers

  • Vocabulary: Computers
  • Grammar: Past Tense with Être
  • Culture: Literature in Belgium

Unit 35: Computers (continued)

  • Vocabulary: Computers
  • Grammar: Direct Object Pronouns in the passé composé
  • Culture: The European Union

Unit 36: Final

  • Final Exam