WLG210: French II

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Students continue their study of French by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various French-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. By semester 2, the course is conducted almost entirely in French. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

WLG110: French I, Middle School French 1 and 2, or equivalent

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Course Outline

The High School French II course helps students

  • Engage in language learning
  • Review and expand their study of common vocabulary topics
  • Gain a deeper understanding of a wide range of grammar patterns
  • Participate in expanded conversations and respond appropriately to a variety of conversational prompts
  • Communicate more meaningfully using correct vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Read, write, speak, and listen for meaning in French
  • Analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various French-speaking countries
  • Regularly assess progress in proficiency through quizzes, tests, and speaking/writing submissions

Vocabulary Theme

  • Each unit presents a new set of vocabulary words pertaining to a particular theme. Each topic is first presented in context and then the vocabulary is further practiced through a variety of interactive activities and practices. A printable vocabulary list is also provided.

Grammar Concept

  • Each unit introduces a new grammar pattern. The concept is first introduced in a contextualized situation and then presented in a multimedia grammar animation. The concept is then further practiced in several interactive activities throughout the unit. A printable explanation of the pattern is also provided.

Presentation of Culture through Culture Videos

  • In each unit students learn about various cultural aspects (e.g. practices, products, and perspectives) of a French-speaking country through short video presentations.

"Out of Seat" Activities

  • Several times during the year, students are given opportunities to use the language "outside" the course. These are specific assignments directing students to interact in a genuine way with the French language or French-speaking cultures.

Speaking and Writing Activities

  • Students complete speaking and writing activities in each unit. These activities give students a chance to become more familiar with the speaking and writing patterns of French by applying them in communicative situations.

Listening and Reading Comprehension Activities

  • Each unit contains both listening and reading comprehension practices. They are based on the vocabulary, grammar, or culture concepts presented that unit and challenge students to identify the main ideas and significant details of the listening/reading excerpts.

Assessments

  • Listening and reading comprehension quizzes verify that students comprehend the main ideas and/or significant details of target language passages or conversations.
  • Culture comprehension quizzes verify that students have understood important concepts presented in the culture presentations.
  • Unit tests assess students' mastery of the vocabulary words and grammar concepts presented that unit. Each unit test also includes reading and listening comprehension questions and an oral or written assessment.
  • Midterm and Semester Exams are comprehensive in nature. Not only do they assess students' knowledge of the language, but they also assess students' ability to produce the language in a communicative way. Midterms and Semester Exams include both oral and written assessments.

"Life-long Learner" Assignments

  • Each semester students are required to create a plan for incorporating French into their daily lives. They accomplish this by outlining the long-term benefits of learning French, by making goals for what they want to accomplish with their mastery of the language, and by creating a plan for accomplishing their goals.

"Explore" Activities

  • These activities help students develop a more profound understanding of French-speaking countries and cultures.

"Webquest" Activities

  • These special activities provide students the opportunity to link out to authentic sources of language on the Internet. Students are given practical tasks where they must use their language to accomplish the assignment.

Discussion Board Activities

  • There is one discussion board activity in each semester. These activities provide opportunities for students to interact with other students and practice their new language.

Journal

  • Journal assignments allow students to make cultural comparisons, reinforce new vocabulary and grammar patterns, and practice communicating in the language.

Pronunciation

  • Pronunciation lessons are presented in short animation videos. These videos focus on the unique sounds of the language. Follow-up activities throughout the unit provide additional practices for students to improve their pronunciation skills.

Semester 1

Table providing curriculum detail for High School French 2 Semester 1. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture Pronunciation

Unit 1

Verb review

 

Regular Verbs review

Present Tense

The Imperative

French Polynesia: Introduction

Word-final Consonants: When to pronounce
“-ent”

Unit 2

Descriptions

 

Irregular Adjectives

Adjective Placement

Possessive Adjectives

The Cultural Festival of Heiva

None

Unit 3

Food

The Past Tense (passé composé)

Polynesian Cuisine

Masculine and Feminine Adjective Endings

Unit 4

Professions

The Near Future (futur proche)

Double Verb sentences

The Tahitian Language

None

Unit 5

At a Restaurant

Negative Expressions

The Partitive Article

Tahitian History

La liaison

Unit 6

Extended Family

Direct Object Pronouns

Stress (Tonic) Pronouns

Monoï, an Ambassador of Beauty and Health

None

Unit 7

Health (talking with doctors)

Indirect Object Pronouns

The Painter Paul Gauguin

The Open and Closed “u” Sounds

Unit 8

In the City

Prepositions

Tikis

None

Unit 9  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 10

Music

Forms of quel and lequel

Morocco: Introduction

None

Unit 11

Pastimes

The Imperfect

The Souk, a Traditional Marketplace

The Open and Closed “e”Sounds

Unit 12

Holidays and Celebrations

The Imperfect vs. the Past Tense

Moroccan Cuisine

None

Unit 13

Countries and Nationalities

Prepositions with Proper Place Names

Multilingual Morocco

The e caduc (schwa)M/< part 1: Identification

Unit 14

Vacation

The Expressions depuis, il y a, and pendant

Moroccan Weddings

None

Unit 15

The Body

Reflexive Verbs

Moroccan History

The e caduc (schwa) part 2: When they drop.

Unit 16

Clothing

Reflexive Verbs in the passé composé

La fantasia, an Equestrian Tradition

 

Unit 17

School

The Pronoun y

The Tagine

Pronouncing Numbers

Unit 18  Final Review and Test

 

Semester 2

Table providing curriculum detail for High School French 2 Semester 2. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture Pronunciation

Unit 19

Technology

The Future (futur simple)

Switzerland: Introduction

Stress and Intonation

Unit 20

Expressions with the verbs avoir and être

The Expressions dès que and quand

Skiing

None

Unit 21

Computers

Demonstrative Adjectives

Swiss Chocolate

The Letter “s”

Unit 22

Love and Dating (part 1)

Relative Pronouns (qui, que, anddont)

Switzerland: an Independent Nation

None

Unit 23

Work

Adverbs

Yodeling

The Open and Closed “o” Sounds

Unit 24

Measurements and Quantities

The Pronoun en

Huitante: Counting in Switzerland

None

Unit 25

Love and Dating (part 2)

Pronoun Review and Pronoun Order Review

The Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Nasal Vowels

Unit 26

Transportation

The Comparative and the Superlative

The Visual Arts in Switzerland

None

Unit 27  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 28

Social Issues

Conjunctions

Senegal: Introduction

None

Unit 29

At Home

The Conditional Tense

Les griots: Storytellers, Musicians, Teachers.

The Open and Closed “w” Sounds

Unit 30

Shopping and Money

Si clauses in the Future and Conditional

Senegalese Cuisine

None

Unit 31

Nature

Demonstrative Pronouns

The Dakar

The Open and Closed “eu” Sounds

Unit 32

False Cognates

The Subjunctive An Introduction

The French Language in Senegal

None

Unit 33

Giving Advice

The Subjunctive vs. the Infinitive il faut vs. il faut que)

History of Senegal

Review: The Open and Closed “e” Sounds

Unit 34

Les mots-liens

Mots-liens and Paragraph-level Speech

Léopald Sédar Senghor

None

Unit 35

Verb Review

Overview of Verb Tenses

The Djembe

Review: Open and Closed Sounds

Unit 36  Final Review and Test
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling