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French 2.1


French 2.1 is a course designed to teach French on an ACTFL Novice Mid 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 primarily in the 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 professions, clothing, at home, the body and daily care, reflexive verbs, cognates and numbers, vacations, and phone skills. Students study articles of speech, ordinal numbers demonstrative adjectives, adverbs, and the difference between c’est and il est forms. They can understand near future tense, commands and reflexive verbs. Students can use possessive and demonstrative adjectives. Students can ask and answer questions. They can discuss weather, and make lists of what they like and do not like.

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 associated with La Reunion, holidays, and creole cooking.

Required Materials:

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Course Outline:

Unit 19: Professions

  • Vocabulary: Professions
  • Grammar: Ordinal Numbers
  • Culture: Introduction to La Réunion

Unit 20: Clothing

  • Vocabulary: Clothing
  • Grammar: Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Culture: Christmas

Unit 21: At Home

  • Vocabulary: At Home
  • Grammar: The Near Future Tense
  • Culture: Rougail Saucisse

Unit 22: The Body

  • Vocabulary: The Body
  • Grammar: The Imperative
  • Culture: Creole

Unit 23: Reflexive Verbs

  • Vocabulary: Reflexive Verbs
  • Grammar: Reflexive Verbs
  • Culture: History

Unit 24: Cognates and Numbers

  • Vocabulary: Cognates and Numbers
  • Grammar: Quel and Lequel
  • Culture: Mardi Gras

Unit 25: On Vacation

  • Vocabulary: On Vacation
  • Grammar: Adverbs
  • Culture: Grand-mère Kalle

Unit 26: The Telephone

  • Vocabulary: The Telephone
  • Grammar: “C’est vs. “ll est”
  • Culture: Music

Unit 27: Exam

  • Exam