This course is conducted entirely in French in order to prepare students to communicate with proficiency in the 3 modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational. Students will communicate exclusively in French during class. When communicating in French, they will gain knowledge and understanding of Francophone cultures, make connections with other disciplines, compare their own language and culture with French language and Francophone culture, and participate in their French community at school and beyond the school setting.
This one module course will evolve around seven themes which are namely: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, French and francophone cuisine, Francophone movie, French school system, and jobs. Students will be encouraged and expected to express different views on real world issues that relate to those themes.
An emphasis will be put on oral/aural skills punctuated with a lot of group discussions, presentations. Students will participate in diverse oral activities to refine their speaking skills in all communication modes. Although a big chunk of this course time is communication, students will be exposed to a wide range of authentic documents designed for native French speakers. They will read texts from magazines and newspapers, and literary works from Francophone writers, either on paper or online. Students will short essay assignments and other writing activities to enhance their writing skills.
A review of some grammatical concepts taught in previous years will be conducted, and some assignments will be completed at home. Students are responsible for correcting the grammar assignments prior to the weekly grammar quiz, using a different color pen and the answer key that will be provided after completion of each grammar chapter.