French 1B Language and Culture
French is spoken on all continents and by more than 220 million people in over 40 countries. An estimated one-third of English words are derived from French, and if you speak English then you may already know some 15,000 French words without having studied the language! This course uses an academic French curriculum with great multimedia resources, making the class ideal for a range of student needs, including students who just want to meet high school foreign language requirements for college, and also for students who may want to go further — even to AP French. The course continues from TPS French 1A and uses the same curriculum as TPS French 1, but covers the material at a more relaxed pace and adds learning activities enhanced for middle school learners. Students learn vocabulary for food, clothing, chores, transportation and travel. They continue learning irregular verbs in the present, near past and near future tenses and end with the passé composé.
Note: This course may combined in series with TPS French 1A to provide the equivalent of HS French 1 taken over two years for a more relaxed pace and stronger French foundation. When taken in grade 8/9 and combined with TPS French 1A taken in grade 7/8, one total HS credit will be conferred by the two courses. The course does not confer any credit without TPS French 1A.