French 1, Semester B

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    June 30, 2020

  • Last updated

    June 30, 2020

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Course Overview

Learning a new language is a multi-faceted experience in which you are introduced to a
whole new set of words and ways of expressing yourself with words, along with new
cultures formed by people who have been speaking that language for centuries. The
French-speaking world spans France, Monaco, and parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and
Luxembourg in Europe, as well as parts of the United States, Canada, and various
African countries, all with varied ethnic and political histories and cultures.

In French 1B, you’ll be introduced to several common situations in which people
describe how to earn, save, and manage money, modes of urban transportation,
various seasons and the associated weather conditions, food, clothes, and activities.
You’ll also describe various art forms, plays, concerts, and movies. You’ll discuss health
and well-being, and travel and tourism. You’ll build on what you learned in the French
1A course and communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French as
you internalize new vocabulary and grammar. You’ll also learn about some regions of
the French-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. You will
build on this semester’s work as you advance in your French studies: everything that
you learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a
foundation for further learning.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Practice conjugating regular verbs in the passé composé (past) tense using the auxiliary avoir.
• Use the verbs devoir (to owe), épargner (to save), déposer (to deposit), retirer (to
withdraw), and gagner (to earn) to describe how money is earned and saved, how
to open a bank account, and how to use credit and debit cards.
• Use the passé composé tense of acheter (shop), payer (pay), and recevoir (receive).
• Use passé composé of lire (read), emprunter (take out), and preter (lend) along
with direct-object pronouns.
• Use the futur proche or aller + ifinitif to talk about what is happening now and what
is going to happen.
• Use verbs such as jouer (act), practiquer (practice), memoriser (memorize),
bouger (move), and danser (dance) to describe the creation of art through drawing
and painting, the various tools and techniques used by artists.
• Practice verbs and vocabulary associated with music, bands, and concert-going.
• Use subjunctive mode with il faut que (it is necessary that).
• Introduce and practice reflexive verbs (with reflexive pronouns) in both the present
tense and the imperative mode.
• Use être to talk about where countries are and what their capitals are.
• Review the passé composé using the auxiliary verbs être and avoir to talk about
past experiences in different countries.


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