French 2 Language and Culture (Honors)
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. Students review the three verb families in present and past tenses. Then the reflexive verbs and more tenses like the imperfect, future, subjunctive, conditional are introduced. The vocabulary includes words for family, friends, celebration, school, shopping and cooking, daily routines, country life, camping, health, vacation and leisure activities. As the course progresses, the students will acquire more grammar and build more complex sentences. Throughout the course, students learn about French-speaking countries and their culture.
Note: TPS offers French 2 only in a two-day per week format (no one-day option) because we found over two decades that a large majority of students choose the two-day course when given the option to choose. While the workload and level of difficulty are similar for a one-day and a two-day spoken language course, the two-day version has more dedicated opportunity for instruction and speaking, so your proficiency will be higher.