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FSF3U Core French – Grade 11 (University)

Course Details

  • 3. Grade 11

PREREQUISITE: Core French, Grade 10, Academic

GRADE:  11 (University)

AVAILABILITY: Full-Time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summers Programs, Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUMFrench as a Second Language


Course Overview

FSF3U online offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. In FSF3U online, students will continue to broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.

UNIT ONE
Les Journaux français

Essential Question: How can we use effective strategies to comprehend a variety of texts? How does the learning of grammar structures aid our understanding of a second language?

Cette unité se concentre sur les journaux et la compréhension de lecture. On va réviser le présent, le futur, le passé composé, et l’imparfait et apprendre de nouveaux mots de vocabulaire. On va discuter des stratégies pour la compréhension de lecture et on va pratiquer ces stratégies.

In this unit, students will focus on newspapers and reading comprehension. Students will revise the present, the future, the past and the imperfect grammar tenses and learn new vocabulary words. Students will look at reading comprehension strategies put these skills into practice.

UNIT TWO
Poésie

Essential Question: How can texts like poetry help use develop speaking skills? What is the role of poetry in French culture?

Cette unité se concentre sur la poésie française et le français oral. Nous allons pratiquer la bonne prononciation des consonnes et voyelles. Nous lirons la poésie française et discuterons de différents poètes bien connus.

In this unit, students will focus on French poetry and oral communication. Students will analyze famous French poems and poets and explore the poetry form and said authors use these techniques to express their thoughts and emotions. Students will also practice the correct pronunciation of consonants and vowels.

UNIT THREE
Autour du monde

Essential Question: What does it mean to be a French speaker around the world?

Cette unité se concentre sur la communauté française autour du monde. Nous allons apprendre comment conjuguer le futur antérieur, le conditionnel et le plus-que-parfait. Nous allons aussi apprendre comment utiliser les bonnes prépositions.

In this unit, students will focus on the French community around the world. Students will learn how to conjugate important French tenses that will allow them to communicate their ideas and thoughts regarding global French culture and language. Students will also learn how to use the prepositions correctly.

UNIT FOUR
La Musique française

Essential Question: How can oral texts like poetry and music aid our understanding of a second language? 

Cette unité se concentre sur la musique française et la culture française reliée à la musique. Nous allons apprendre comment utiliser les différents pronoms et apprendre de nouveaux mots de vocabulaire. Nous discuterons des différences entre le langage soutenu et l’argot.

In this unit, students focus on French music and how it reflects French culture. Students will learn how to use the different pronouns, in addition to learning new vocabulary words. Students will also discuss the differences between traditional and colloquial language.

UNIT FIVE
Écrivains

Essential Question: What is the role of fables, folk tales, and fairy tales in French culture? How does the reading of authentic texts aid in our learning of a second language? 

Cette unité se concentre sur les histoires françaises. Nous allons lire différentes fables et contes folkloriques et discuter des différences entre les deux genres. Nous allons apprendre comment identifier le passé simple.

In this unit, students will focus on French stories. Students will read different fables and folklores and discuss the differences between the two genres. Students will also learn how to identify the simple past tense within their studied texts.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.

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