French II

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Objectives of the class
 
Building on the previous level, French II involves continued work on acquiring structures and vocabulary as well as developing greater competence
in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Two objectives in mind:  a massive review and the development of basic vocabulary and grammar
structures that will allow students to recount their lives in writing (through the creation of a book) and in speaking. During the second half of the year,
students develop their reading skills and become fluent in reading and discussing Le petit Nicolas.  They also explore the Francophone world
through short films.
In order to build students' four skills - listening, reading, writing, and speaking - as well as cultural awareness, students are often involved in group
activities and are strongly encouraged to use the target language in the classroom as the course is mostly conducted in French. Writing competences
are expected to be at the paragraph level.  Communication occurs in the present tense, the past (passé compose, imparfait, plus-que-parfait), and the future.
 
Materials.      
       
·      Textbook: Latitudes 2 - Méthode de français A2 with two CDs.  DVDs
        FLE from DIDIER. Followed by Latitudes 2.
·      Workbook: Latitudes 2- Exercises A2 with one CD.  Exercises.
·      Grammar: FLE A2. Various French sites are used for current information and for independent practice, such as: www.ortholud.fr.
·      CD listening segments in class and films with French subtitles.
·      Moodle: The syllabus and independent work (homework) is posted every week.
·      Latitudes online exercises.
 
Readings and movies
 
               Le petit Nicolas, Sempé et Goscinny-
               Ronald Dahl (various titles)-Flore : short stories with audio-
               Magazines : Ça m’intéresse.
               Le papillon-Une hirondelle-Les enfants du marais (Michel Serrault) etc. La couleur des sentiments (THE HELP)
 
 
          
 
 
 
 

  

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French II

French II involves continued work on acquiring grammatical structures and vocabulary as well as developing greater competence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Latitudes 2- a complete French program developed for Anglophone learners promotes a massive review of basic vocabulary, grammar and structures while introducing students to the richness and diversity of the Francophone world.    Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics- oral, written, recorded and videotaped. Students engage inconversations and communicative exchanges, provide and obtaininformation, express feelings and exchange opinions. Students will connect with geography, fine arts and science reflected in the reading materials.Students realize distinctive cultural viewpoints in the reading of ”Le petit Nicolas” an example of modern children's literature that is centered around the experience of the child, rather than an adult interpretation of the world.The course is primarily conducted in French.