|French III (Grades 10-12) 1 Credit
Prerequisite: B or better in French II is recommended or instructor’s permission
Course Description: French III is a continuation of the skills developed in French 1 and 2. TPRS continues to be the primary method of instruction, but grammar workbooks are available for grammar practice . The curriculum is balanced dedicating each day to the four input and output skills. Speaking and writing days are considered output. Listening and reading days address input skills. In addition to the four skills, a grammar day is also an integral part of the curriculum. Grammar that is indicated in the current list of “guide words” is taught and reinforced with workbooks. The specific grammar that is covered in French 3 includes: present tense, passé composé and imparfait as well as reflexive verbs in the present. Direct and indirect object pronouns are also taught. The class is making the transition into target language instruction using comprehensible input. Output skills are beginning to become evident as the students will practice 20 second response, an activity tested in the A.P. exam.
Expectation: Students will come to class prepared to participate with all necessary materials. Each night before class the student is expected to read their novels or readers and be able to summarize what they read and discuss. Students are expected to maintain a “b” average in order to continue in French 4