High School French Courses

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  • 2465 Gillespie St.
    Fayetteville, NC 28306
    Phone: 910-678-2407
    Fax: 910-678-2666

    Jinghong Qi
    Curriculum Specialist 

  • Note:
    These courses are offered at the following high schools:

    • Massey Hill Classical
    • Reid Ross Classical
    • Cape Fear
    • Douglas Byrd
    • Gray’s Creek
    • Terry Sanford
    • South View 

    Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    French I is an introduction to the French language and various francophone cultures. Emphasis is on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. There is much oral practice with many personalized questions and a variety of classroom activities emphasizing personal expression. Students will perform the most basic functions of the reading and writing aspects of the language. A variety of media are used to introduce different aspects of French culture and civilization. The integration of other disciplines is ongoing throughout the course. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.

    Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: French I or French I, Part I and French I, Part II (middle school) and language proficiency
    French II is a continuation of French I. Students enrolled in this course have either successfully completed the Level I course at the high school or at the middle school or have placed out of Level I due to previous
    language study at the elementary and/or middle grades. The course covers increased oral accuracy, vocabulary development, grammatical structure, reading, writing, civilization, and culture. These objectives will be reinforced through increased use of the French language. Students continue to develop multicultural awareness and integration of other disciplines. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course. 

    Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: French II and language proficiency
    In Level III an increasing integration of the four language skills is stressed. Students initiate and maintain face-to-face communication. Continued emphasis is placed on reading, the examination of other cultures, and integration with other disciplines. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.

    The Intensive French Conversation course introduces students to the conversation through viewing and discussing French films. The recent films serve as an introduction to specific linguistic objectives and to contemporary cultural issues. This course represents an ideal opportunity to develop content cultural knowledge while practicing conversation skills. Emphasis will be placed on regular practice in conversation and composition with a review of grammar and continuing work on language skills in French. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.

    Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: French III Honors and language proficiency
    The French IV students will expand their knowledge of basic structures, vocabulary, and fluency of speech. Students will do advanced studies in French history, literature, and culture. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.

    Grade Levels: 11, 12
    Prerequisite: At least 90 average in French III Honors or French IV Honors, language proficiency, and teacher recommendation
    This college-level course is designed to lead the student to a high level of proficiency through intensive study of vocabulary, advanced grammar review, and extensive writing and speaking. Students will read literature and magazine articles. The course will provide mastery of the four skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.