In French II, students will refine their basic competence in French grammar and pronunciation in an atmosphere that continues to encourage the development of more complex listening skills and practical communication (including extended narration in past, present and future tenses, more detailed descriptions and comparisons, expression of hypothetical situations, wishes and obligations). Total classroom immersion in the French language continues so that students’ linguistic exposure is maximized. Students continue to study French and francophone culture.
French II students are finishing the foundation for future proficiency in French and are working towards meeting state and national standards for Communication (to communicate in languages other than English), Cultures (to gain knowledge about and understanding of other cultures), Connections (to connect with other disciplines and acquire information), Comparisons (to develop insights into the nature of language and culture) and Communities (to participate in multilingual communities).
The student will continue to master the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation of French, becoming more accurate and understandable. The student will be able to express him- or herself in more complex ways, including giving detailed descriptions, narrating in the past, present and future, expressing personal needs / desires, creating conversation. He or she will understand more rapid and more complex speech. He or she will be able to scan short texts and answer questions about them, including advertising, stories, dialogues, cartoons, recipes, etc. The student will write in a more complex and accurate way and continue to learn about French and francophone cultures in the world.
Students are evaluated regularly on their ability to understand, speak, read and write French through quizzes and tests on grammar and comprehension.