French III



French III, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective
strategies for French language learning by facilitating the use of the language and cultural understanding
for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and
writing, providing opportunities to initiate, sustain and close conversations; exchange detailed
information in oral and written form; and write cohesive information with greater detail. This course also
emphasizes the continued development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using
cognates, synonyms and antonyms to derive meaning from written and oral information, as well as
comprehending detailed written or oral directions. Students will address the presentational mode by
presenting student-created material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice
appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Additionally, students will continue to develop an
understanding of French-speaking culture through recognition of the interrelations among the practices,
products and perspectives of the target culture; discussion of significant events in the target culture; and
investigation of elements that shape cultural identity in the target culture. This course further
emphasizes making connections across content areas as well the application of understanding French
language and culture outside of the classroom.his designed with much emphasis on refining the speaking and listening skills, in addition to gaining greater fluency in reading and writing French. Students are expected to understand and appreciate French-speaking cultures by comparing social behaviors and values of French-speaking people and initiate and participate in discussions concerning these cultures.  Students will respond to factual and interpretive questions and interact in a variety of social situations; read for comprehension from a variety of authentic materials; read short literary selections; write summaries and brief compositions; describe different aspects of the culture, using French where appropriate. The student is expected to write a short research paper in French and read authentic French reading material.


Length: Year

Offered: Fall/Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One


Grade Level: 9-10-11-12

Course Prerequisites: French II


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