Three Year French Second Language Program
The goal of the Three Year (3Y) French Second Language Program is to allow students to understand and express themselves in basic situations, provided the language they encounter is clear and based on familiar topics and structures. Although previous experience (i.e. French 7-8-9) is an asset, it is not a prerequisite for French 10. Motivation to learn is the key to success!
There are five main components of the French 3Y program:
- Contexts for Language Experiences (Personal, Public, Educational, Occupational)
- Communicative Acts ( Comprehension and expression of oral and written messages)
- Repertoire of Language Skills (Students will use knowledge of familiar French language structures to understand and express messages effectively in context.)
- Cultural Literacy (Intercultural and Cultural Knowledge)
- Themes and Assessment
Themes: 1. Salut! 2. À la fac 3. La famille et les copains 4. Au café 5. Les loisirs
5 Credit Course - Prerequisite: positive attitude and a willingness to take risks
Themes: 6. Les fêtes ! 7. En vacances 8. Chez nous 9. La nourriture 10. La santé
5 Credit Course- Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in French 10
Themes: 11. La technologie 12. En ville 13. L’avenir et les métiers 14. L’espace vert 15. Les arts.
5 Credit Course- Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in French 20