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French III Part 2
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
French III Part 2 is a continuation of French III Part 1, focusing on French-speaking Europe and French departments and territories located around the globe. Students will use new vocabulary to discuss outdoor activities, media, environment, travel, government, and the arts. They will apply the subjunctive mood in a variety of new contexts, as well as use the past subjunctive and the passive voice. They will also review structures studied in previous courses, such as the future tense, the present participle, and the past perfect. As in Part 1, students will have the opportunity to study the vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context through authentic literary and journalistic texts, as well as to put these items into practice through written and spoken tasks.
It is recommended that students successfully complete French III Part 1 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 extreme sports and media.
  • Utilize vocabulary to complain, encourage, share news, and request information.
  • Read about French-speaking communities in the Americas to develop reading comprehension.
  • Utilize common idiomatic expressions.
  • Read about a newspaper aimed at a young French-speaking audience.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Ask questions using qu’est-ce que, qu’est-ce qui, qui est-ce que, and qui est-ce qui.
  • Utilize the passive voice, and learn how to avoid it.
  • Discuss weather phenomena and environmental issues.
  • Utilize vocabulary to make predictions, give warnings, and give opinions.
  • Read about sporting events and destinations for nature lovers.
  • Read an interview with one of the founders of the magazine L’Express.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Utilize the past subjunctive mood.
  • Discuss elections and public services.
  • Utilize vocabulary to discuss point of view and to make predictions.
  • Read about environmentalism in Europe.
  • Read an excerpt of Marcel Pagnol’s Jean de Florette.
  • Explore the Swiss city of Geneva.

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Explore the DOM-TOM (French overseas departments and territories).
  • Describe what one person is doing for another person using the causative faire.
  • Discuss the arts and read about French artists.
  • Apply vocabulary to give an opinion and change the subject.
  • Apply vocabulary to give recommendations.
  • Utilize prepositions with geographical places.

Course Materials

  • Holt Bien dit! (textbook)

*Available as an iText course

**NCAA approved