French 3

French 3 Syllabus

Course Introduction

French 3 serves as a continuation of French studies from levels 1 and 2. The student will master various previously learned concepts; learn new concepts; and delve into francophone culture. 

Course Description

French 3 incorporates ample listening through French and Francophone television and through interactivity with a multimedia program Rocket Languages. Likewise, students have significant speaking opportunities through required speaking activities and videos. Synchronous sessions are also provided for the student with live interaction in French with the teacher and other French learners. Students delve into the world of literature with beloved French classic Le Petit Prince. Finally, students will experience culture at a much higher level by touring the Francophone world on five continents. Included in their assignments are watching and commenting on French, Swiss and Francophone African television; setting up house in Paris and in Belgium; and unearthing cultural curiosities in so many other regions of the world.

This is a yearlong course consisting of 10 units.  Upon successful completion students will receive 1 credit towards high school graduation.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of French 2

Course Overview

Semester 1 

  • Let’s Have a Party
  • Food Shopping in French
  • What Will You Do?
  • Living Like a Native
  • What Would You If?

Semester 2

  • Europe or Africa: Where Did You Go?
  • Vacances Francophones
  • Comparing Countries of Le Maghreb
  • Discovering Paris
  • Living Like a Local in Paris

Required Course Materials

Please access the list of course materials from the OC Online book ordering system and order your materials as soon as possible. Oftentimes, course materials are on back order and you may experience a delay in receiving them, causing students to fall behind in their online coursework. When ordering used or rented materials, be careful that online access codes are also current.

Methods of Instruction

  • Extensive work in Rocket Languages multimedia program.
  • Teaching videos and PowerPoints.
  • Access to websites where students can have extensive practice.
  • Participation through discussions.
  • Contact with instructor.

Methods of Evaluation

Students will demonstrate mastery through the following formative and summative assessments:

 

  • Assignments – 40% (oral assignments, video assignments, cultural assignments)
  • Quizzes – 10% (reading quizzes – Le Petit Prince, grammar quizzes)
  • Unit Tests – 15%
  • Final Exam – 25%

 

Participation – 10% (discussion posts, synchronous sessions)

* Semester-long Course and ** Eight-week Course

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