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 2B, you’ll be reintroduced to French in common situations, beginning with
various professions and career plans for the future. You’ll discuss traveling to different
regions and the flora and fauna found in each region and describe different types of
trips, including road trips, camping, and ecotourism. You’ll also describe different
hobbies, activities, and crafts that people enjoy. Finally, you’ll discuss about different
medical specialists, including dentists and veterinarians, and describe symptoms related
to illness and injury. You’ll build on what you learned in the French 2A 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:
• Construct futur proche, future simple and irregular future tense.
• Use conditional mood: regular and irregular verbs.
• Use prepositions to describe relative location (à coté de, sous, derrière, and devant)
• Use verbs describing animal sounds japper (bark), miauler (meow), chanter (sing), etc.
• Use subjunctive irregular and stem-changing verbs such as boire, prendre,
venir, faire, savoir, aller, vouloir, envoyer, être, avoir, etc.
• Use expressions with faire and jouer (faire du cyclism, jouer au football) in the past tense.
• Correctly use the two past tenses to narrate a visit to the doctor including when it
was (passé composé) and why the person went (imparfait: wasn’t feeling well,
felt sick, etc.), using reflexive verbs in the past with etre.
• Use transitive and intransitive verbs of motion such as sortir, passer, and monter.
• Contrast similar expressions that do and do not use the subjunctive (il est
probable que vs. il n’est pas probable que, il est certain que vs. il n’est pas
certain que, etc.).
• Use conditional tense to plan trips (aimer, pouvoir, vouloir, etc.).