|Francais interactif is the foundation of my French 1 and 2 courses. My curriculum maps are based on Ch 1-6 for Level 1, Ch 7-13 for Level 2. The FI book also provides review and support for my Level 3 course(intermediate low), spiraling in language and themes students met during Levels 1 and 2. |
I have created many ancillary activities delivered via Google Classroom and paper, as well as converted the videos into EdPuzzle activities. Students use Tex's French Grammar as a support for structure in context. There is no commercial textbook in use, Francais interactif and its materials are the core of my program. Students are being prepared for college level French using this college program. I modify the materials and add my own to them to differentiate and create an equitable experience for all of the learners in my classroom. I have created supplementary writing and reading activities to accompany the chapters, and I have edited and blended the videos to create assessment and practice activities in Google Clasroom and via EdPuzzle. Also, as state standards are based on proficiency level, mastery of discrete grammar points is not required. While I am able to use the Tex's French Grammar lessons as support and practice for university style instruction, and I do assign many of the contextualized grammar activities in the chapters, students are tested using the IPA method, based on relevant authentic documents/video (often the FI videos) and communicative tasks.
Using Francais interactif, over 90% of my students have consistently reached the Novice High proficiency level by the end of French 2, which corresponds to the standards of the State of Ohio.
Level 1 Units - based on Ch 1-6 of Francais Interactif:
1.Personal and Public Identities: Education and Career Connections and Choices
2. Families, Homes and Communities
3. Weather, Seasons and Geography; Contemporary Life/Activities
4. Beauty & Aesthetics – Describing the Self and Other – Physical appearance, Characteristics, Clothing
5. Food and Drink
Level 2 Units - based on Ch 7-13 of Francais Interactif
Review – Review of key topics and functions from Level 1 (include Unit 6/Ch 6) - Francais Interactif Ch 1-6
2. Families and Communities – Holidays, Rites and Customs - Francais interactif Ch 7
3. Contemporary Life - Housing - Francais interactif Ch 8
4. Daily Life – Clothing & Health - Francais Interactif Ch 10
5.Contemporary Life – Schooling/Education* (May be mini-unit dependent on time) - Francais interactif Ch 11
6. Future Plans - Career Connections & Social relationships – Professions, Love & Money -Francais interactif Ch 12 & 13