High School French Courses

French I
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

This course is designed for grade 9-12 students who did not have the opportunity to begin French in the middle school program or who wish to begin learning a second world language. It should be noted that this program is run at an accelerated pace so that the student who successfully completes it will be prepared for French II the following year. Two hours of homework will be typically assigned on a weekly basis. The memorization of vocabulary is an on-going daily assignment.

Textbook: Bienvenue (Glencoe series)


French II
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

French II enhances previously learned skills and emphasizes language proficiency. Computer technology and the francophone world via geography, music and art will complement instruction. Selected short readings expose students to francophone literature. A cultural research project is expected of all students in the target language. Daily homework is assigned. The memorization of vocabulary is an ongoing daily assignment.

Textbook Title: A bord (Glencoe series)


French III
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

French III continues with the development of skills presented at the previous levels. Increased emphasis is placed on spoken and written communication. The use of the subjunctive is the main grammar focus. Much time is devoted to reading and discussing the novel, Le Petit Prince, which culminates in a written student project.

Textbook Titles: A bord (Glencoe series)


French IV Honors
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

Students will continue the review, refinement and further application of skills introduced in previous levels with emphasis devoted to accuracy in communicative proficiency. Course components include authentic francophone literature, music, art, history and geography. Each student will also create and illustrate a children’s story as a class project. All instruction and interaction is in French.

Textbook Title: En voyage (Glencoe McGraw Hill series)
Readers: Loulou, Le Géant de Zéralda, Mathieu, Jean de la Lune, Le Petit Garçon Bleu


French V Honors / Advanced Placement Language
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

This course is the equivalent of an advanced college French course. Emphasis will be on oral skills, literature, composition and grammar. Advanced Placement students will be required to do intensive listening and speaking exercises, write weekly compositions and keep journals. Written and taped assignments are expected of Honors students, but with less frequency. All students are expected to take an active part in classroom discussions. Students electing the course for Advanced Placement credit are expected to take the Advanced Placement Language Test at the end of the course.

Textbook Titles: Une Fois Pour Toutes
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Longman Advanced Placement
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World Language Department