French II is a high school foreign language course that builds on and reviews skills and concepts taught in French I through further exposure to communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.
Course materials are designed to support students as they work to gain a basic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural competency. In addition to the default course program, French II includes extra alternate lessons, projects, and tests for use in enhancing instruction or addressing individual needs.
This course gives students practice using the mechanics of the French language, acquaints them with the cultural differences of francophone countries, and helps them gain a keen awareness of their own culture.
- Unit 1: Students will explore how to shop in France through vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of products, markets, and bakeries.
- Unit 2: Students will examine different professions and trades through vocab, grammar, and pronunciation.
- Unit 3: Students will learn cultural information, vocabulary, and grammar relating to French films.
- Unit 4: Students will learn vocabulary and grammar related to living in the city, the countryside, and traveling by train. They will also learn how to conjugate a list of past tense verbs.
- Unit 5: Students will examine all topics of health and illness by using vocab, grammar, and pronunciation.
- Unit 7: Students will study the vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation relating to travel and visiting Quebec.
- Unit 8: Students will study all about the influences that have affected clothing through the last 100 years while using grammar and pronunciation.
- Unit 9: Students will learn about art-related vocabulary, historical and cultural connections to art, France's influence on the art of other cultures, as well as some new grammatical elements.
- Unit 10: Students will explore an overview of three francophone regions: Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean Sea, and French Polynesia, in the South Pacific. They will learn pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary associated with these regions and travel.
- Unit 11: Students will discover life events that francophone cultures consider significant. They will then review these events and the grammatical structures that enable people to talk about them.