This unit provides an introduction to the French language and the French speaking world. Students learn greetings, numbers to 30, and days of the week. They learn to say where they live and talk about their pets. Students become aware of the differences in pronunciation between English and French.
LOA44: A table en famille
This unit continues the students’ introduction to aspects of French life and language. Students learn to talk about their family. They also learn about breakfast food in France. Furthermore, they learn to count to 70, use days of the week, months and the French alphabet.
LOB33: Ma maison et mon école – Standard
Students will extend their communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will learn to describe their house and bedroom in French. They will also learn about school subjects and the French school system.
LOB36: En classe et à la maison – Accelerated
This Unit is the first in a series of accelerated Units in French. Students wishing to enrol in this Unit must receive an offer during Unit Selection process and they would have already demonstrated excellent achievement in Level A French studies. Students focus on the same language skills as the standard class and through the same topics – house and school. Throughout this unit, they study at a faster pace and hence cover more vocabulary and grammar. Wider aspects of French culture are introduced in relation to the theme being studied therefore, students continue to enrich their understanding of French culture and society.
LOB43: On parle de nos loisirs – Standard
Students continue to improve their skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing in French. They develop their knowledge of vocabulary and language structures as well as their cultural appreciation through a study of life in France. Topics covered include leisure activities and directions and locations in town.
LOB46: Allons en ville – Accelerated
This unit is the second in a series of accelerated Units in French. Students wishing to do this Unit must have completed LOB36 in a satisfactory manner, or have received a recommendation by their French classroom teacher to move into the accelerated stream. Students focus on the same language skills through the same topics as those covered in the standard Unit. Throughout this Unit however, they study at a faster pace and therefore cover more vocabulary and grammatical aspects of the French language.
LOC30: Nous, les jeunes
This unit aims to further students’ knowledge of the French language and francophone cultures. The topics studied are relevant to young people and include arranging to go out, describing everyday life, family and friends as well as discussing leisure activities, parts of the body and illnesses. New grammatical structures and tenses are studied. Students participate in various oral and written communicative tasks throughout the semester. Pre-requisite: successful completion of LOB42 or LOB45.
LOC36: C’est la vie!
This accelerated unit focuses on further developing students’ language skills while extending their vocabulary and range of grammatical structures and awareness of the French culture. New vocabulary and grammatical structures are introduced. The themes studied include one’s home town and region, school life and future work plans, French theme parks and health. Pre-requisite: successful completion of LOB45.
LOC41: Vive les vacances
In this unit, students develop their comprehension skills as well as their confidence in speaking and writing in French through the study of different topics, such as leisure interests and tourism in Paris and other parts of the Francophone world. They improve their pronunciation and intonation and expand their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. More complex grammatical structures and varied vocabulary are introduced. Students develop greater fluency in written and conversational French. Pre-requisite: successful completion of LOC30 or LOC36 or equivalent.
This accelerated unit focuses on students’ acquisition of a broader vocabulary and mastery of more complex grammatical structures and tenses. The themes studied include: life in the city and the country, holidays, staying with a French family and school life. Pre- requisite: successful completion of LOC36.
LOD31: Bon Voyage!
In this unit students continue to develop their language skills prior to entering the VCE or IB programs. Students acquire more varied vocabulary and study new grammatical structures and tenses. The new topics studied include staying fit and healthy, discussing holiday plans and accommodation and the young person’s world. Relevant oral and written communicative tasks are assessed throughout the semester. Pre-requisite: the successful completion of LOC41.
LOD41: Ça m’intéresse
This unit aims to develop students’ knowledge of the French language and Francophone cultures before they enter VCE or IB French. Topics studied include one’s home town and region, school life and future work plans. Students will also discuss meals and eating habits. Relevant oral and written communicative tasks are assessed throughout the semester. Pre-requisite: the successful completion of LOD31
LOE30: C’est parti!
This unit develops students’ knowledge of the French language and francophone cultures before they enter VCE or IB French. Topics studied include: making holiday arrangements and talking about an ideal holiday. Students also discuss health issues; they describe an accident, learn how to make an appointment with a doctor and describe symptoms. Students develop more varied vocabulary, and study new grammatical structures and tenses through different text types. Relevant oral and written communicative tasks are assessed throughout the semester. Pre-requisite: successful completion of LOC46 or LOC41 with teacher’s approval.
LOE40: Demain Déjà
This unit is recommended to students who are planning to study IB or VCE French. This unit further develops student’s language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The target language is used in all classroom instructions and activities. Topics studied include future plans and the world of work and problems with the environment. Students study and produce a wider variety of text types. They broaden their vocabulary and study new grammatical structures and tenses through selected assessed tasks. Pre-requisite: successful completion of LOE30 or LOD31 with teacher’s approval.