2019-2020 French Course Descriptions
5031 Grades 9, 10 1 credit
Improve your French skills. Learn how to write a letter to a French speaking pen pal, read ads in a French newspaper and figure out the subway system of Paris. Use the latest in media technology to create your own French-speaking voice and character. Play games and discover your “joie de vivre.” This course presents half of the NYS Checkpoint B Syllabus. A local exam is given in June. Field trips and other language-immersing activities are a typical part of this level and are organized based on student interest.
5033 Grades 10, 11, 12 1 credit
On your way to taking a locally-developed, state-credit exam in June, you will be improving your language skills by creating projects, reading short stories, listening to French music, and viewing engaging cultural videos. Enjoy our annual Mardi Gras and other traditional festive celebrations.
HONORS FRENCH III
5049 Grades 10, 11, 12 1 credit
Prerequisite: Written recommendation of French II teacher, average of 90+ in French II
This course offers the student an opportunity to master the French III materials at an accelerated pace. Emphasis is placed on the four major skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing and the grammar and vocabulary necessary to acquire these skills. In addition, the student will complete independent work including supplementary readings, compositions and vocabulary expansion. Spontaneous conversational activities are an integral part of this course. This course focuses on increased verbal communication. Final assessment is a locally-developed, state-credit exam plus project. Completed summer assignment is due on the first day of school. *This course is subject to cancellation based on number of registrants.
5032 Grades 11, 12 1 credit
Remember, there are over 1,200 French companies in the United States which employ nearly half a million Americans. Learn a skill that will help you get a more interesting job. The hurdle of the Comprehensive Exam is over. This course is project based. Sample the literature, art, poetry and music of the French speaking world. Create your own stories, pursue your own interests. The format of the final assessment is determined by the teacher.
HONORS FRENCH IV
5062 Grades 11, 12 1 credit
Prerequisite: Average of 90+ in French III, Regents exam score of 85+
This course offers the student an opportunity to master the French IV course content. The student will be expected to use the language in all 4 skill areas while expanding upon basic thoughts, polishing pronunciation, and distinguishing between regional accents. The final assessment is determined by teacher. *This course is subject to cancellation based on number of registrants.
FRENCH V (Hilbert College credit option)
5051 Grade 12 1 credit
Prerequisite: Average of 90+ in French IV
This is an advanced college level course which follows the French IV level course. This course is conducted almost solely in French. Students are expected to comprehend French spoken at a natural speed and to express themselves in the language. Students will explore in depth the fine points of French grammar as well as review concepts that they have already studied. Their vocabulary and reading skills will be reinforced through the study of authentic newspaper, internet and magazine articles. Students will study literary language and themes through the reading of short stories. Listening comprehension will be reinforced with authentic recordings and videos. Students will attain a higher level of fluency in oral communication. At the end of the course, students will have the option of taking the Hilbert College French exam to earn three college credits (cost of the exam is $100). *This course is subject to cancellation based on number of registrants.