• French II

    Course description

    This course emphasis on the communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Written work emphasizes vocabulary development, semantics, syntax and composition with special attention to use of primary verb tenses. Vocabulary is taught in context, practiced through multimedia, and reinforced with written exercises. Since the speech of people is so interwoven into their way of life, the student examines the customs and manners of the people.

    At the end of this course, the student is expected to:

    IN LISTENING:

    Distinguish more complex sound patterns in French.

    Refine rhythm and intonation patterns, comprehend sentence length utterances by a variety of people.

    Assimilate acquired material and apply it to basic personal background and needs.

    IN SPEAKING:

    Refine and reinforce learned pronunciation patterns.

    Combine previously learned elements in statements, questions, and answers; and initiate and sustain limited conversation

    IN READING:

    Enlarge vocabulary through the study of cognates, word families, synonyms, and antonyms.

     Read with increasing comprehension of the materials of everyday living.

    IN WRITING:

    Demonstrate good writing habits, write statements and formulate questions which will demonstrate comprehension of the present, past, and near future.

    Write guided paragraphs and dialogues in which they will incorporate preceding skills; and use previously learned vocabulary and structures to compose paragraphs on designated topics.

    IN CULTURE:

    Be aware of Franco-American similarities and differences and increase their knowledge of francophone countries.

    French III                                                                                  

    Course description:

    Students increase proficiency in all phases of language study. The class provide an ongoing review of basic structures taught in the first two years. A reinforcement of the communicative skills may be encouraged through conversation, exposition, and selected readings, which reflect the customs, character, and traditions of the French. Written work involves composition, vocabulary development and grammatical skills, with special emphasis on verb tenses. 

    At the end of this course, the student is expected to:

    IN LISTENING:

    Distinguish more complex structures and assimilate acquired material and apply it to new text.

    IN SPEAKING:

    Incorporate complex sentences patterns, give extemporaneous oral presentations, resolve many individual difficulties in pronunciation, stress, and intonation, and use the French language as the primary means of communication in the classroom.

    IN READING:

    Acquire a broader vocabulary through selected readings, expand horizons, and comprehend simple texts for personal communication, recreation, or informational purposes, and understand some main ideas and information from texts of a higher level.

    IN WRITING:

    Manifest good writing skills, compose paragraphs in which they will apply more complex structures; convey information or ideas for social and academic purposes; and write creatively on assigned topics.

    IN CULTURE:

    Develop further awareness of Francophone countries; compare some aspects of French and American culture and recognize contributions of outstanding individuals.

     

Last Modified on August 24, 2018