High School French Curriculum - Level 1

Course Description:

The objective of the Level I French course is to introduce students to the basics of the language and the cultures that speak the language. It assumes that the students have minimal or no prior knowledge of the language and culture. We will address all four areas of language development: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Students will focus on communicating about their immediate world and daily activities, read material on familiar topics, and write short compositions. Instruction is given primarily in the target language and in a variety of contexts to meet the needs of students.

Units:

  1. Getting acquainted
  2. Names of family members and friends
  3. Bon appétit (food and restaurant vocabulary)
  4. Weather expressions
  5. Parts of the body
  6. Daily activities
  7. How to describe people and different objects

Skills and Understandings:

  • Students will learn to communicate through mini-dialogues to develop fluency, confidence and articulation skills.
  • Students will understand grammar within certain contexts.
  • Students will learn how to Integrate technology in their projects.
  • Students will develop phonetics and spelling skills.

This course upholds the KAS mission statement by:

  • Providing students with the opportunity to gain life-long learning skills and prepare for higher education.
  • Allowing students to broaden their foreign language skills.
  • Encouraging students to explore themselves and their potential, and to develop a rich and broad understanding of today’s world.

 

High School French Curriculum - Level 2

Course Description:

French 2 provides an introduction to grammatical principles and vocabulary. Their correct usage is emphasized in numerous exercises and dialogues. The course includes the study of the present and passé compose tenses of regular and irregular verbs, pronouns, adjectives, idiomatic expressions and sentence structure. In completing this course, students complete numerous exercises requiring the use of appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures for a wide variety of everyday scenarios. In addition, students read passages in French and answer questions about the passages using complete French sentences. Translation from English to French is also a skill developed in this course.

Units:

  • Getting around the city
  • Clothing and personal appearance
  • Vacation and travel (leisure-time)
  • Food and meals

Skills and Understandings:


  • Students will understand language development in the ‘Four Skills’.
  • Students will be able to hold mini-dialogue to develop confidence and articulation skills.
  • Students will develop their grammar skills.
  • Students will understand idioms and expressions
  • Students will understand common expressions
  • Students will develop a devotion to the practice of phonetics and spelling
  • Students will learn how to integrate technology into their language development

This course upholds the KAS mission statement by:

  • Providing students with the opportunity to gain life-long learning skills and prepare \ for higher education.
  • Broadening students’ foreign language skills
  • Encouraging students to understand themselves, explore their potential and develop a rich and broad understanding of today’s world.

 

High School French Curriculum - Level 3

Course Description:

This course aims to develop greater confidence in writing and speaking French so that common forms of written expressions may be better mastered and writing style could be improved. The goals of this course include: further acquisition of grammatical skills and appropriate spelling through intensive drilling (both oral and written), the development a better feel for the language, familiarizing students with idiomatic expressions and encouraging students to use more natural ways to express their thoughts in French. The various types of activities used are sentence reconstructions, filling in blanks in a previously studied text, simulated conversation on a specific topic, brainstorms for synonyms and the search for roots of complex words. The development of translation is achieved by pointing out the differences between different languages and the way people express their thoughts. Students are presented with a range of topics for their compositions.

Units:

  • Developing writing skills
  • Short story
  • Le Petit Prince

Skills and Understandings:

  • Students will understand language development in the ‘Four Skills’.
  • Students will be able to hold mini-dialogue to develop confidence and articulation skills.
  • Students will develop their grammar skills.
  • Students will understand idioms and expressions
  • Students will understand common expressions
  • Students will develop a devotion to the practice of phonetics and spelling
  • Students will learn how to integrate technology into their language development

This course upholds the KAS mission statement by:

  • Providing students with the opportunity to gain life-long learning skills and prepare for higher education.
  • Allowing students to broaden their foreign language skills.
  • Encouraging students to explore themselves and their potential, and to develop a rich and broad understanding of today’s world.