WLG410: French IV

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 to sharpen listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. They learn to express themselves using an expanding vocabulary; present, past, future and conditional verbs; articles; adjectives; and increasingly complex grammatical structures. Grammar is introduced and practiced with a variety of learning styles in mind. Throughout the course, students experience the culture, people, geographical locations, and histories of the French-speaking world.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

WLG310: French III (or equivalent)

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Course Outline

SEMESTER ONE

Unit 1: Les Gens (People)

  • Skills: students talk about family members
  • Grammar topics: irregular plural noun patterns, irregular feminine adjectives, and adjective-adverb placement
  • Cultural topics: French families, weddings, and well-known French speaking personalities.

Unit 2: La Réalisation (Achievements)

  • Skills: students explain things they have accomplished, talk about activities that involve uncertainty or doubt, and express what others want them to do
  • Grammar topics: object pronouns, the subjunctive mood, and impersonal expressions
  • Cultural topics:  early French history.

Unit 3: Les Désires (Desires)

  • Skills: students talk about the environment as well as their personal hopes and desires
  • Grammar topics: irregular verbs and impersonal expressions
  • Cultural topics: French history and other French-speaking countries

Unit 4: Les Activités (Activities)

  • Skills: students talk about activities, what others want them to do, and what happened by a certain time
  • Grammar lessons: present participles
  • Cultural topics: French history and some modern-day events in the French-speaking world

Unit 5: Les Fêtes (Celebrations)

  • Skills: students talk about things that are happening, will happen, and happened in the past, as well as days and dates
  • Grammar topics: the present, past, and future tenses
  • Cultural topics: special dates and holidays in French-speaking countries

SEMESTER TWO

Unit 1: Possibilités (Possibilities)

  • Skills: students talk about future and conditional activities
  • Grammar topics: patterns in words and the sequence of tenses
  • Cultural topics: France's contributions in music and art

Unit 2: Le Passé (The Past)

  • Skills: students talk about their past and food
  • Grammar topics: adverbs, verbs in the past tense that take on a special meaning, and suffix patterns
  • Cultural topics: history of Belgium, Jean Claude Van Damme, and Georges Simenon

Unit 3: Les Arts (The Arts)

  • Skills: students talk about what others have said or asked of them
  • Grammar topics: correct sequencing of tenses for expressing thoughts and conditional statements
  • Cultural topics: fine arts, French artists, and Quebec's history

Unit 4: Maintenant (Now)

  • Skills: students talk about electrical items and actions that happen that were not planned
  • Grammar topics: irregular verbs and colloquial expressions
  • Cultural topics: energy alternatives in Europe and French-speaking countries in Africa

Unit 5: C'est fini! (It's Over)

  • Skills: students talk about how they do things and about others
  • Grammar topics: using relative pronouns and past infinitives
  • Cultural topics: African architecture, French writers, and traditions
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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