High School French 2

Grades 9-12+1High school students may be awarded 1 Language credit upon completion of this course.

his course will further develop students’ reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills in French by providing them with more complex grammatical, lexical, and lingual elements. Students study and strive to master all French verb tenses.  They read simple short stories and commonly known fairy tales in French.  Students will write their first five-paragraph essay in French. 

The course builds students’ reading and writing abilities, and includes more listening and speaking than French I. In-class readings and written paragraph assignments reinforce the concepts studied in class. Students continue to improve their writing and aural comprehension of French through a weekly “Dictée,” a dictation exercise which reinforces vocabulary, grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and punctuation.

Independent homework assignments, quizzes, and tests give the students ongoing opportunities to discover strengths and shore up weaknesses.  Additionally, students are introduced to the art, culture, music, and history of the French-speaking world.  A wide range of sources and media, from stories and paintings to songs and videos, assist them in exploring engaging topics, bring a greater awareness of the impact that the French language has had in the world, and inspire them to consider possible opportunities for their future. 

The course includes 30 hours of live, online instruction per semester. Each week, students are responsible for consistent, daily review of vocabulary as well as twice-weekly homework assignments.  

High School French II is a continuation of instruction in the beauty of spoken and written French for students who have taken CLRC French I or CLRC Middle School French I and II,  or have already been introduced to the basics of French language and are proficient with the present, past, and near future tense verb conjugations in the indicative (présent, imparfait, passé composé, futur proche).

Students are encouraged to take the National French Exam and are provided with practice questions and support to prepare for the exam.

High school students may be awarded 1 Language credit upon completion of this course.

Prerequisites: French I at CLRC or permission of instructor