Enroll in French 2 with Dolphin STEM Academy
Learning a 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 2A, you’ll be reintroduced to French in common situations, beginning with
describing classes, school friends, teachers, and school supplies. You’ll discuss
different styles of dressing, housing and neighborhoods, and learn about relationships
between family members and friends, students and teachers, and employees and
employer. You’ll also describe daily personal routines and schedules, household chores
and family responsibilities. Finally, you’ll discuss different types of cuisine, dining
establishments and dining etiquette. You’ll build on what you learned in the French 1B
course to 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 where 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.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Use subject pronouns such as je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, and ils/elles in speech and writing.
• Use interrogative words and question formation, including tag questions,
negation, and inversion (formal and informal).
• Use time order words and phrases such as la semaine dernière, l’été dernier,
hier soir, avant-hier, etc.
• Use superlatives and comparatives such as plus/moins…que, le/la plus, le/la
moins, le/la meilleur(e)/mieux, le/la pire, etc.
• Express likes and dislikes using verbs such as aimer, adorer, préférer,
détester, admirer, apprécier, and hair.
• Correctly use the complement d’object direct in both present and passé compose.
• Use words related to the descriptive past such as souvent, de temps en temps,
toujours, jamais, plusieurs fois (frequently, often, once in a while, many times, always, never).
• Differentiate between savoir (knowing how to or facts) and connaître (knowing
someone or being familiar with something).
• Use correct verbs to form idioms/idiomatic expressions: Avoir as it relates to
idioms (avoir envie de, avoir l’intention de etc.).
• Use verbs and phrases such as vouloir – que voudriez-vous?/je veux; prendre
– que prenez-vous?/je vais prendre; and coûter – combien coûte to order food.
• Soften commands using the present subjunctive.