Northern Star Online Syllabus

Course Outline

Title: French 2

Credits: .25; .33; .5

Pre-requisites: none

Course Number: 465

Course Description:

 This course is a continuation of a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning.  In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction.  Throughout the five units of material (Daily Routine, Animals, Hobbies, The Body and Descriptions), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives.  Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the French speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories.

The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.

In order for a student to be successful in French 2, Semester 1, the student must:

·          Study vocabulary at least fifteen minutes daily.

·          Do all activities in the course--those for a grade as well as those that are for student enrichment only.

·          Take notes that can be used to study French outside of class.

·          Be motivated to work independently.

·          Stay in frequent, close communication with the online French teacher.

The course must be worked through in order and all activities must be done.  Many of the self-check activities can be done over and over again which will serve very beneficial to the student who is motivated to use this course as an effective delivery system.

It is imperative that the student read all of the information in the Course Home area of this course before getting started.  There is vital information in the "Welcome!," "Standards," and "Getting Started" sections.


Course Goals and Objectives:

·          Talk about their daily activities using a wide range of vocabulary and reflexive verbs.

·          Use two verbs together.

·          Talk about animals and things animals do.

·          Talk about what they like to do in their free time.

·          Talk about the parts of their body and their function.

·          Learn to use direct and indirect object pronouns.

Topic Outline:  

Unit 1: La Routine


Unit 2: Les Animaux


Unit 3: Les Distractions


Unit 4: Le corps


Unit 5: La Description


Semester 1 Exam

Required books and/or educational materials [if any]:

No required materials for this course.

Minimum Technical Requirements: 


  • A Macintosh computer running OS 10 or higher, or a PC-compatible computer, Pentium II (266 MHz) or better, running Windows XP or higher;
  • Microphone and speakers (or headset) providing Audio In and Out capability;
  • Internet connection (56K modem, cable modem, or DSL) 2 GB of installed RAM (more RAM is strongly recommended on both platforms);
  • Hard disk space for downloading files and work in progress.


  • QuickTime v10.0 or higher -- required for displaying multimedia Web content. A free version of QT can be downloaded from Apple;
  • Flash Player -- may be needed for some multimedia Web content. The latest version of the Player can be downloaded from Macromedia;
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or higher -- useful for viewing many of the course documents. The Reader is a free download from Adobe;
  • Web browser -- Firefox v5.0 or higher, Chrome v12 or higher, Internet Explorer v8 or higher; can also be used to access online course materials. It is possible that under some conditions, browsers other than Firefox may not provide full functionality.

We cannot guarantee that your particular configuration of hardware and software will work in all instances.
Other software --

  • A word-processing program compatible with instructor preferences (i.e. Google Docs, Open Office or Microsoft Word);
  • Additional appropriate plug-ins for your browser may be required by individual assignments or content. Typically your browser will inform you when a plug-in is needed and prompt a download.
  • Students will also require access to a personal email account. Gmail is a free service that comes with a Google Apps account that allows users to create and edit Microsoft Word Programs, as well as PowerPoint presentations and access additional course content.
  • Please visit this page to determine if you will be able to access course content:

Final Exam (date, time and location if one is scheduled):

Not scheduled

Extra Credit Options [if any]:

Assessment of Student Work

Grading Policy

Steady continual progress is imperative for the successful completion of an online course. Regular participation and communication are required. Students not in regular contact with instructor/classmates will be warned. Subsequent warnings will involve parent/counselor notification. Inactivity for 15 days without contact with the program will result in withdrawal from the course.

You will be graded as follows: [This may be adjusted by teachers]


Min Percent























Policy for Missed Exams and Late Assignments:

Please see NSO Policy for Late Assignments: 

Policy for Addressing Academic Dishonesty:

Please see NSO Policy for Academic Dishonesty: 

Minnesota Academic Standards Alignment

State Standards [if applicable]

National Standards [if applicable]

Course Instructor and Communications

Please see: