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French 11

Core French 11 Course Overview

Big Ideas

Listening and viewing with intent supports our acquisition
of French.


The communicative context determines how we express ourselves.


Language and culture are interconnected and shape our perspective, identity, and voice.


Exploring diverse forms of cultural expression promotes greater understanding of our own cultural identity.


Acquiring French provides a unique opportunity to access and interact with the Francophone world.

 

Developing proficiency in French provides diverse opportunities.

From:  https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/languages/11/core-french 

Introduction

French 11 is a 4-credit course that counts towards the graduation portfolio in British Columbia high schools. The course uses the Vista Higher Learning (VHL) online program called “D’Accord”. The program covers the main skills of language learning through written/reading tasks as well as aural/oral activities. The course consists of five units that are each developed around a theme which presents useful vocabulary and grammar structures along with cultural components. See below for further information on the unit content. At the end of the course, a key project is presented as a culminating activity.

Where does this course fit?

  • Pre-requisite: French 10 (4 CREDITS)
  • Graduation Status: Elective for graduation

Course Materials

  • It is strongly recommended that you use a laptop or desktop computer running Windows, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Audio and recording capability are also mandatory.
  • A properly functioning audio/recording system is required for the many oral/aural tasks included in the program.

Brief Outline

Unit

Description

UNITÉ 1

LA NOURRITURE

  • Vocabulary:  terms for eating in a restaurant, specialty food shops, French meals and eating habits
  • Grammar: object pronouns, double object pronouns, comparatives and superlatives
  • Culture: cultural and historical information about Franche-Comté

UNITÉ 2

LA SANTÉ

  • Vocabulary: terms to describe one’s health, illnesses, remedies and to describe medical visits and treatments
  • Grammar: the object pronouns Y and EN
  • Culture: cultural and historical information about Switzerland

UNITÉ 3

LA TECHNOLOGIE

  • Vocabulary: terms for cars, driving, maintenance, and repair of automobiles
  • Grammar: conditionnel verb tense, the verbs offrir/ouvrir
  • Culture: cultural and historical information about Belgium

UNITÉ 4

EN VILLE

  • Vocabulary: terms for asking/giving directions and centers of French cities and towns
  • Grammar: futur Simple verb tense, irregular future tense forms
  • Culture: cultural and historical information about Québec

UNITÉ 5

L’AVENIR ET LES MÉTIERS

  • Vocabulary: terms for professions, discussing one’s work, neologisms and franglais
  • Grammar: si clauses, Relative pronouns : qui, que, dont, où
  • Culture: cultural and historical information about Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia


Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course

Assignments

35

Quizzes

10

Course Project

15

Midterm Exam

15

Final Exam

25

You have up to a year to complete your course.

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