French II



French II, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective
strategies for French language learning by encouraging the use of the language and cultural
understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through
speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to requests and questions in
expanded contexts, participate independently in brief conversations on familiar topics, and write
cohesive passages with greater independence and using appropriate formats. This course also
emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using contextual
clues to guess meaning and comprehending longer written or oral directions. Students will address the
presentational mode by presenting prepared material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to
practice appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Additionally, students will describe the practices,
products and perspectives of French-speaking culture; report on basic family and social practices of the
target culture; and describe contributions from the target culture. This course further emphasizes making
connections across content areas and the application of understanding French language and culture
outside of the classroom.his course is designed to help the student gain greater fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the French language. Students are expected to be able to ask questions regarding routine activities; participate in conversations on a variety of topics; relate a simple narrative about a personal experience or event; interact in a variety of situations to meet personal needs, understand main ideas and facts from simple texts over familiar topics; read aloud with appropriate intonation and pronunciation; and write briefly in response to given situations.  Additionally, students become familiar with major geographical features, historical events, and political structures of French-speaking countries; become familiar with different aspects of the culture; are able to extend and respond to hospitality as a host or a guest; and are aware of time expectations, such as arriving for appointments and social engagements.


Length: Year

Offered: Fall/Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One


Grade Level: 9-10-11-12

Course Prerequisites: French I


Application:  None

Tryout :  None

Counselor Approval Required: None


Dual Credit:  No

Weighted: No


Diploma PathFulfills a World Language Requirement for all Diplomas

Quantitative Reasoning: No