WLG310: French III

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 further deepen their understanding of French by focusing on the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. Each unit consists of a variety of activities which teach the students how to understand more difficult written and spoken passages, to communicate with others through informal speaking and writing interactions, and to express their thoughts and opinions in both formal and informal spoken and written contexts. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, use correct vocabulary terms and phrases naturally, incorporate a wide range of grammar concepts consistently and correctly while speaking and writing, participate in conversations covering a wide range of topics, respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various French-speaking countries, read and analyze important pieces of literature, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. 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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WLG210: French II, or equivalent

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Course Outline

The High School French III course helps students

  • Engage in language learning
  • Begin to prepare for the AP French test
  • Review and expand upon a wide range of grammar patterns
  • Participate in detailed conversations and respond appropriately to a variety of conversational prompts
  • Generate language incorporating advanced vocabulary and grammar patterns
  • Read, write, speak, and listen for meaning using advanced 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 covers a new set of vocabulary words pertaining to a particular theme. Vocabulary is first introduced in context through an interpretive listening or reading activity. Students then focus on selected words and work through several activities to learn the meaning of each word. Finally, students are presented with the complete passage again where they are then asked interpretive questions verifying their understanding of the passage. 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. These videos are presented in French.

Speaking and Writing

  • 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 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

  • Students are provided a link to an article or audio source on the Internet where they can begin to explore the unit's topic. They are then asked to provide their opinions about the information presented to them.

Discussion Board Activities

  • There are two discussion board activities in each semester. These activities provide opportunities for students to interact with other students and practice their language.


  • Journal assignments allow students to make cultural comparisons, reinforce new vocabulary and grammar patterns, and practice communicating in the language. Many of the journal assignments have the students first interacting with authentic language sources from the Internet before they write or speak about the prompt provided in the assignment.


  • 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.

Interpretive Communication Activities

  • In each unit students are presented with both print and audio sources to practice the interpretive mode of communication. Subsequent quizzes assess students' understanding of these passages. These activities are in preparation for those found on the AP test.

Interpersonal Communication Activities

  • In each unit students work through activities which allow them to practice their interpersonal communication skills in both speaking and writing. These activities are in preparation for those found on the AP test.

Presentational Communication Activities

  • In each unit students are presented print and audio sources from which they must synthesize information from both sources to answer specific questions. Students are asked to submit both speaking presentations and formal written essays. These activities are in preparation for those found on the AP test.

Semester 1

Table providing curriculum detail for High School French 3 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

Love and Friendship  

The modern family

Present regular and irregular

Possessive adjectives and pronouns

Marriage in France

Liaison, stress and intonation

Unit 2

Physical appearance



Asking Questions

Importance of fashion in France

Final consonants +  H aspiré (when to pronounce them)

Unit 3

Life in High School

In class


Passé composé

High School System (comparison)

La révolution française

ə/ identification ə/ when to drop them and

/e/ vs /ɛ/

Unit 4

After school activities


Passé composé negation

Expressions of time

Summer & language camps

S vs. ss

Midterm Review and Test

Unit 5

Public and Private space

House chores

Passé composé vs. imperfect

Plural of composite nouns + prepositions

Public & private space in homes (comparison between U.S & France)

 /u/ vs /y/ and /w/ and /ɥ/

Unit 6

Relationship with food&

Regional cuisine

Articles Adverbs

Plus-que-parfait / indirect discourse

Meal rituals in French-speaking countries

History: Napoleon

open and closed vowel : /o/ vs /ɔ/ Open and closed ʺeuʺ

Unit 7

Public space


Direct and indirect object pronouns

y/en disjunctive pronouns  + order of pronouns

The Paris subway

Nasal vowels: /ɑ̃/ vs. /ɔ̃/ vs. /œ̃/ + denasalisation

Unit 8

Project Unit


Study abroad

Geographical prepositions




Final Review and Test


Semester 2

Table providing curriculum detail for High School French 3 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 9

The Arts-different styles and movements


Savoir vs. connaître



Architecture styles of French houses

Plus and plus (when to pronounce the final s)

Unit 10

Modern technology and internet

The internet, the law, and our rights

Relative pronouns

Tout and its various forms

Media and social networks

Difficult letters x , y, & z

Unit 11

The written press


The passive voice

Present and past conditional

+ hypotheses

History: WW2

La chanson de Roland(Epic poem)

Spelling & pronunciation differences

Unit 12

The medical system in France

At the doctor’s office

Present participles and


Cardinal and

ordinal numbers

Health in France

Numbers 5, 6, 8 and 10 pronunciation rule

Midterm Review and Test

Unit 13

The protection of our environment


Subjunctive: what is it + how to form it

Subjunctive with irregular verbs

Trash separation and disposal

S sounds in -tion,-sion,-ssion,-xion, and sc words

Unit 14

Social challenges

Immigration and


When to use the subjunctive +

Past subjunctive

Impersonal expressions

Colonialism and its consequences in modern life

K, ck, ch words

Unit 15

College preparation

The importance of learning a foreign language

Expressions that indicate the future tense + near future

Infinitives preceded by à, de or nothing + the past infinitive

History : May 1968

Les Grandes Ecoles (Ivy league and specialized schools)

French & francophone accents

Unit 16

Project Unit

Looking for a job

Jobs of the future

Nouns that change in masc. & fem.

Simple future + anterior future



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