Year 8 French or equivalent.
In Semester 1, students revise a variety of basic grammatical structures, including genders, regular, reflexive and irregular verbs in the present tense, the imperative, adjectives, negatives and question formation. This is elaborated on in Semester 2, and the past and immediate future tenses, adverbs and pronouns are learnt. These enable students to communicate in speaking, listening, reading and writing on topics such as describing housing and accommodation, talking about routines and chores, comparing lifestyles, describing past events, food shopping, narrating series of events around town.
Significant time is devoted to practising speaking skills through role plays, dialogues and use of the target language in the classroom.
Cultural aspects of the French-speaking world are studied such as film, poetry and the French media which enables students to consolidate their understanding and appreciation of the similarities and differences between France and Australia.
- Regular vocabulary and grammar quizzes and checks.
- Dialogue and role play activities.
- Pronunciation exercises.
- Listening and reading comprehension tasks based on authentic materials.
- Creative and guided writing tasks.
- End of year examination.