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French III Part 1
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
In French III Part 1, students will continue to explore the Francophone world, making stops in France, French-speaking Africa, and Francophone regions in the Americas. They will use new vocabulary to talk about school, communication, professions, and to discuss fairy tales and fables. Students will review the present tense, the past tenses (passé composé and imparfait), reflexive verbs, and the subjunctive mood as well as use the future perfect, the simple past, and the past conditional. They will be exposed to a variety of literary texts that utilize the structures and vocabulary that they will be learning. Students will also have opportunities to apply these structures to various written and recorded projects throughout the course.
It is recommended that students possess a solid understanding of the grammar and vocabulary covered in French I and French II or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.

These courses include auditory comprehension assessments that require students to listen to audio files and to record themselves speaking. For these courses, it is essential that students have either a headset equipped with a microphone or access to an internal microphone within their computers.

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Discuss school and after-school activities.
  • Utilize vocabulary to talk about vacation.
  • Discuss work and professions.
  • Explore France and its history.
  • Read an excerpt from a French novel to practice reading comprehension.
  • Write about a memorable vacation.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Utilize vocabulary to make telephone calls and write letters in French.
  • Discuss fairy tales, legends, and fables.
  • Narrate a story using the unit’s vocabulary.
  • Utilize the future perfect tense.
  • Read about famous Francophone women and some Francophone African countries to develop reading comprehension and cultural proficiency.
  • Read an excerpt of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Discuss historical events and human relationships.
  • Describe what happened to someone else.
  • Explain something that happened and ask for advice.
  • Recognize the passé simple in literary texts.
  • Utilize the pluperfect tense.
  • Read about North African literature, and read a Moroccan tale to practice reading comprehension. 

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Discuss family using the past tenses.
  • Utilize vocabulary to talk about animals and nature.
  • Discuss relationships using reciprocal verbs.
  • Utilize the past conditional mood.
  • Utilize vocabulary to warn and forbid.
  • Read about reforms to Moroccan family law and about dating and marriage in France and other Francophone countries. 

Course Materials

  • Holt Bien dit! (textbook)

*Available as an iText course

**NCAA approved