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French 3.2


French 3.2 is a course designed to teach French on a Intermediate Low level. English information and directions form much of the course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak about basic personal information, ask and respond to simple questions about concrete daily experiences. The focus is on recycling known vocabulary as they learn new concepts. Using the language alphabet, they can write statements using familiar words and phrases. Basic word order is becoming stronger, although errors in grammar, word choice, and punctuation may occur. They write in primarily present tense. Students will listen for contextual words and can comprehend one sentence at a time on basic personal needs and tasks. They will practice reading sentences from the simplest connected texts, knowing there will be frequent miscommunication.

Content in the course includes technology, computers, love and dating, work, measurements, and transportation. Students study the future tense, relative pronouns, comparisons, conjunctions, and the conditional tense.

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 various French-speaking countries, especially Switzerland and Senegal.

Required Materials:

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Course Outline:

Unit 19: Technology

  • Vocabulary: Technology
  • Grammar: The Future (futur simple)
  • Culture: Switzerland: Introduction

Unit 20: Avoir and être

  • Vocabulary: Expressions with avoir and être
  • Grammar: The Expressions dès que and quand
  • Culture: Skiing

Unit 21: Computers

  • Vocabulary: Computers
  • Grammar: Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Culture: Swiss Chocolate

Unit 22: Love and Dating (part 1)

  • Vocabulary: Love and Dating (part 1)
  • Grammar: Relative Pronouns (qui, que, and dont)
  • Culture: Switzerland: an Independent Nation

Unit 23: Work

  • Vocabulary: Work
  • Grammar: Adverbs
  • Culture: Yodeling

Unit 24: Measurements

  • Vocabulary: Measurements and Quantities
  • Grammar: The Pronoun en
  • Culture: Huitante: Counting in Switzerland

Unit 25: Love and Dating (part 2)

  • Vocabulary: Love and Dating (part 2)
  • Grammar: Pronouns and Pronoun Order
  • Culture: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Unit 26: Transportation

  • Vocabulary: Transportation
  • Grammar: The Comparative and the Superlative
  • Culture: The Visual Arts in Switzerland

Unit 27: Midterm

  • Midterm Exam

Unit 28: Social Issues

  • Vocabulary: Social Issues
  • Grammar: Conjunctions
  • Culture: Senegal: Introduction

Unit 29: At Home

  • Vocabulary: At Home
  • Grammar: The Conditional Tense
  • Culture: Les griots: Storytellers, Musicians, Teachers

Unit 30: Shopping and Money

  • Vocabulary: Shopping and Money
  • Grammar: Si clauses in the Future and Conditional
  • Culture: Senegalese Cuisine

Unit 31: Nature

  • Vocabulary: Nature
  • Grammar: Demonstrative pronouns
  • Culture: The Dakar

Unit 32: False Cognates

  • Vocabulary: False Cognates
  • Grammar: The Subjunctive - An Introduction
  • Culture: The French Language in Senegal

Unit 33: Giving Advice

  • Vocabulary: Giving Advice
  • Grammar: The Subjunctive vs. the Infinitive
  • Culture: History of Senegal

Unit 34: Les mots-liens

  • Vocabulary: Les mots-liens
  • Grammar: Mots-liens
  • Culture: Léopald Sédar Senghor

Unit 35: Verb Review

  • Vocabulary: Verb Review
  • Grammar: Overview of Verb Tenses
  • Culture: The Djembe

Unit 36 Final

  • Final Exam