“Beh oui! Je parle français!”
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FRENCH 1
•    Grade Level - 9, 10, 11, 12
•    Length - One Year
•    Type of Course - Elective which meets one year of language graduation requirement
•    Prerequisite - None
•    Criteria for Enrollment - None
Course Description -  French 1 is a two-semester course designed for beginners. No background in French is presumed or required. The class is conducted primarily in French. The four language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—are developed simultaneously. Oral communication is emphasized and students are encouraged to speak only French whenever possible. Active, daily classroom participation as well as daily review of new material at home is essential for success. By the end of the year, students will be able to speak and write in present, past and future tenses using basic vocabulary and language structures. Student awareness of the culture of the francophone world will be fostered throughout the year through a variety of activities, guest speakers, film, poetry, and song.

 FRENCH 2
•    Grade Level - 9, 10, 11, 12
•    Length - One Year
•    Type of Course - Elective which meets one year of language graduation requirement
•    Prerequisite - French 1 or placement by written and oral examination
•    Criteria for Enrollment - Satisfactory completion of French 1 or placement by written and oral examination
Course Description - French 2 is designed for students who have successfully completed their first year of French. It is a two-semester course which aims to improve the student’s ability to speak, read, and write in French, to systematically review grammar previously studied, to master new concepts in French, and to enhance the student’s knowledge of the cultural diversity of the French-speaking world. The emphasis on improvement of oral skills will be considerable, and the student will be encouraged to speak in French on a variety of topics and in a number of situations ranging from question and answer to oral presentations and/or situations.

 FRENCH 3/4
•    Length - One Year
•    Type of Course - Elective which meets one year of language graduation requirement
Course Description - French 3/4 course builds upon the skills and material covered in French 1,2, and 3. It reviews all major grammatical structures and introduces a broader scope of grammatical knowledge. Emphasis is placed on improving oral skills, broadening the range of grammatical structures the student can effectively use in writing and conversation, enriching the student's vocabulary, and deepening his/her awareness of present day social justice issues within the French-speaking world. This class is conducted in French, except when complex grammar concepts require a clearer explanation in English.
French 4 students explore in greater depth the cultures of the francophone world through art, film, literature, history, current events, and social justice issues. The primary aim of this course is to improve the student’s ability to speak, read, write and comprehend French in more sophisticated contexts such as in plays, poetry, and novels. The student will review vocabulary and grammar, master new advanced language concepts, and enhance his/her knowledge of the diversity of the French-speaking world.

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