• French 3 Curriculum

     

    Instructor: Mrs Autumn Bower-Mazzone

                            Room 217 Southwestern Central High School

     

    Purpose:  For French level 3, students further explore world using their second language skills gained from French 1&2.  Students in the class express themselves using language structures containing more complex grammar and vocabulary. During the course, students will think about sentence structure both in French and in English to strengthen their meta-cognitive abilities: they think about the thought processes involved in arriving at a response.  Students in the class will be required to think, compare and contrast their way of life, their likes and dislikes, with other cultures. Students will use higher-level thinking skills to contemplate cultural and social issue while using a second language. 

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    Communication: 

    • Students will meet or exceed the requirements put forth in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages for Novice-Mid to Intermediate-Low levels (American council on teaching foreign language) of communication in a language other than English.
    • Students communicate using an ever increasing vocabulary and phrases
    • Students hear and are encouraged in the correct pronunciation of vocabulary and phrases

    Cultures: 

    • Gain knowledge and understanding of French speaking cultures through their products and perspectives of that culture.

    Connections:

    • Students make connections and enhance their learning of other disciplines through their study of the French language. 
    • Students consider other points of view as they study concepts in context. 

     Comparisons:

    • Compare their first language (English) and cultural with that of French speaking cultures

    Communities:

    • Students use what they learn in French class outside of the classroom.
    • Students actively search for examples of the influence of French language and the francophone cultures in their own community as well as others they may visit.
     

     Course structureFrench 3 is divided into 8 unités which contain 2 leçons each (a & b).  For each leçon there are quizzes on the vocabulary and grammar concepts covered as well as a test.  When the unit has been completed, students complete a test comprised of the four domains present in the learning of a language: speaking, reading, writing and listening.  Each unit is accompanied by a project intended to foster the students’ higher level cognitive abilities.  Within the leçons, students are first introduced to the vocabulary in context including video clips of native and non-native French speakers interacting, culture, grammar structures and a review.  When both leçons for a unité have been completed, students read further about francophone cultures and synthesis what they have learned into a written assignment. 

     

    September: Preliminary Unit

    October: Unit 1

    November: Unit 2

    December- Mid-January: Unit 3

    Mid-January- Mid-February: Unit 4

    Mid-February- Mid-March: Unit 5

    Mid-March-April: Unit 6

    May: Unit 7

     

     

     Topics involved: 
    Technology                                         City life                                   Work and future plans

    House and home                                 Food                                        Health and welfare

    Ecology and nature                             The arts

    TEXT:  D’accord  Level 2 

                Vista Higher Learning 

                 Senior project Manager: Thomas Keon                     

      

     
    SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: 

     

     

    • You mean I have to know this!? John Beaver Traco-lingo Fun
    • You mean I have to do this!?  John Beaver Traco-lingo Fun

     

    • Bandes dessinés

    French à la cartoon  Dr. Albert H Small editor

    Les Aventures d’Astérix le Gaulois  par Goscinny et Uderzo

    Les Aventures de Tintin  par Hergé

    •  Le Petit Nicholas par Sempé-Goscinny

     

     

     

     

    Required materials: French-English dictionary for home use

     

     

     

    PREREQUISITE: 

    • French level 1 &2

    Unité

     

    Contexte

    Culture

    Structures

    Pre

    a

    At home

    Living in France

    Quebec’s Château Frontenac

    Review passé composé with imperfect

    b

    Housework

    Inside a French home

    New Orleans French Quarter

    Review verbs savoir and connaître

    1

     

    a

    Grocery shopping

    Supermarket or

    specialty shop?

    The verb venir and the recent past

    Verbs devoir, vouloir, and pouvoir

    b

    At the table

    Meals in France

    Couscous mania!

    Comparatives and superlatives

    Double object pronouns

    2

    a

    Daily routines

    French and sickness

    L’Occitane

    Reflexive verbs and idiomatic expressions

    b

    Expressing sickness or injury

    Social security

    L’Hôtel des Invalides

    Passé composé of reflexive verbs

    Pronouns y and en

    3

    a

    Electronics and communication

    French and technology

    The Ariane rocket

    Prepositions with infinitives

    Reciprocal reflexives

    b

    In the car

    Cars in France

    Citrën car manufacturer

    Verbs offrir and ouvrir

    The conditional

    4

    a

    Going shopping

    How to Pay in France

    The French ‘spiderman’

    Verbs voir, apercevoir, and croire

    Negative expressions

    b

    Directions

    French Towns and villages

    Baron Haussmann

    The simple future

    Irregular future forms

    5

    a

    At the office/ work

    French and the phone

    French artisans/ craftsman

    More future simple

    Interrogative pronoun lequel

    b

    Professions

    Unions and strikes in France

    Civil servants

    Si clauses

    Relative pronouns qui, que, don’t, and où

    6

    a

    The planet and environmental issues

    Ecology

    Nuclear energy

    Demonstrative pronouns

    Begin subjunctive

    b

    Out in nature

    French national parks

    Madagascar

    Subjunctive

    Comparing nouns

    7

    a

    At the show

    The théâtre

    Molière

    Subjunctive

    Possessive pronouns

    b

    Art festivals

    Haïtien art

    Cirque du Soleil

    SUBJUNCTIVE