French 4A

Course Description

This fourth year of French is a continuation of the first three years.  The student will continue to sharpen 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, students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary,  present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, future tense, conditional tense, subjunctive mood, articles, and adjectives.  Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.  The course is rich in authentic text reading material and authentic, native-speaker recordings and presentations to enrich culture, grammar and vocabulary presentations.

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.


 Course Objectives

Throughout the first semester of French IV, the student will....

  Course Policies and Procedures

In order for a student to be successful in French 4, 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 repeatedly which will serve very beneficial to the student who is motivated to use this course as an effective delivery system.

Textbook

There is no textbook for the course.  All materials are online and the student is encouraged to create a notebook during each unit of the course to aid in study of French.