High School French II
his course expands upon the French language skills begun in French I. Students will continue to develop their ability to comprehend spoken and written French as well as their ability to speak and write in French. French II focuses on the past tense and narration, as well as continuing to build vocabulary. Additionally, French II expands the Francophone world as presented in French I and prepares students to read longer French texts and participate in more advanced conversations.
Alongside approximately 30 hours of live instruction, students will develop their French skills through interactive dialogues, role-play, grammar exercises, creative writing, and reading from a wide range of Francophone sources.
Taking High School Conversational French as a supplement to this class is highly recommended for practice with pronunciation and conversation.
Textbook and Materials:
French 2 uses a textbook called D’accord! Langue et Culture du Monde Francophone. This text does an excellent job presenting grammar and vocabulary within the context of conversation, literature, and the diverse cultures of the Francophone world. It includes phonetic guides, detailed grammar explanations, engaging cultural readings, and vocabulary sections that focus on practical, contextual communication. Perhaps most importantly for the nature of online courses, the D'Accord series is paired with an online platform. This online space includes an Ebook which allows students to engage with the text, view videos and practice pronunciation. In addition D’Accord provides an impressive library of practice resources, from flash cards to supplemental videos to games to homework activities. Homework assignments provide instant correction and feedback, allowing students to target areas needing more attention.
With D'accord!, French 2 offers a blended approach to French acquisition, combining live instruction, traditional assignments that are submitted to the instructor and receive individual feedback, and daily online homework that is completed through the D'accord! platform. This software product is currently used widely across America, and Dr. Wegmann taught with a similar platform at the university level for 8 years. She recommends it highly!
The cost to purchase the Ebook and access to the complete library of online resources for French 2 is $40.
Please Note: since the complete resource package must be purchased for each new student, and each new student will have access to the complete package for the entire academic year, students who join CLRC French 2 from another program will need to purchase the Online Resource Access for French 2 ($40) and for French 1 ($70). This will also provide valuable resources for review and reinforcement of previous work as needed. The textbook is purchased as an add-on at registration.