(See French Club Page for French Club information)
(815)426-2103 ext. 6250
French I: 1st hour (8:05-8:55 a.m.)
Planning Period: 2nd hour (9:00-9:50 a.m.)
Spanish I: 3rd hour (9:55-10:50 a.m.)
Spanish I: 4th hour (10:55-11:50 a.m.)
Spanish I: 5th hour (11:55-1:20 p.m.)
French II: 6th hour (1:25-2:15 p.m.)
Spanish I: 7th hour (2:20-3:10 p.m.)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM
Everyone who thinks they may go on to college should have a minimum of two years of a foreign language. Four years of High School foreign language can often exempt students from college foreign language which is much more difficult.
French I is an introductory course to French, which emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is stressed as well as learning basic grammar concepts. Each lesson contains cultural information. Tape recordings and videos of native French speakers are utilized to help students develop an authentic accent. French films, slide presentations, magazines, puppets, food tasting, and games are also used to add variety and enjoyment to the course.
French II is a continuation of French I with intermediate levels of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the French Grammar principles and vocabulary. Expanded vocabulary and grammar principles provide students with the basis to use the target language beyond the classroom setting. Typical activities include: oral presentations, compositions, short stories, films, videos, magazines, games, food tasting, slide presentations, puppet shows, and skits.
The curriculum for French III is designed to assist students to develop an increased fluency in the French language and a deeper appreciation of French culture. Advanced grammar and vocabulary will be stressed and a variety of activities will be offered. Students will read and discuss a selection of French literature and culture (i.e. French short stories, novels, history, poems, magazine articles, current events, and cultural topics). Students will write compositions and produce and perform puppet shows and skits for elementary school students. Other activities will include viewing French films, cooking, developing an appreciation of French art and teaching French to elementary students.
The French IV course is designed to immerse the students in the French language and culture. Students willuse French to communicate within and beyond the classroom setting. They will also develop a more sophisticated understanding of the French customs, arts, literature, history, and geography. Students will be well prepared to take the university placement or CLEP tests.
This course offers an introduction to listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. Vocabulary acquisition is stressed as well as learning basic grammar concepts. Each lesson contains cultural information. A variety of activities are used to enhance learning.