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French 3 Language and Culture (College French)

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Subject Categories:
College Dual Credit, Global Language

This college-credit course is for the mature student who has successfully completed the requisite two years of high school French and wants to become more academically proficient and fluent in French language and culture. After this course students will be ready to study French literature, take AP French, or pursue college and career roles that require functional French. This academically challenging course takes the student through advanced grammar to be able to read and translate complex works. The class will cover the conditional, the subjunctive, the passé simple, the past conditional, and all the verb tenses required for French literature. There are research projects and cultural activities to further general French fluency and familiarity, and to specifically prepare students for AP French Language and Culture. Oral activities in class, music, French media and presentations keep the student immersed in the language, and most of the class will be conducted in French as the students move towards fluency.

Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
• Successful completion (75% or higher) of TPS French 2 Language and Culture
━ OR ━
• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions

Attendance Required: Because this is a spoken language mastery course, regular active participation is required and is factored into the course grade. This course is unable to offer the flexible scheduling you may expect from TPS AP and college dual credit courses.

College Credit: This course is pre-approved for college credit (Belhaven FRE 202, 3 credits). Upon successful completion of this course, the student may apply for a college transcript from Belhaven University for this course. These transcripted credits may be transferred to other colleges. More information is here.

“This course was well-structured and organized with all new material carefully explained in a clear and understandable way. The teacher is exceptional, creating a fun, light hearted atmosphere in class but also challenging her students to the best of their abilities. Through her enthusiastic and effective teaching style, you will fall in love with the beautiful language and will be inspired to continue diligently in your French studies.”

Svea M

“Before this class, I took writing intensive French courses that did not give me a lot of speaking or listening practice. However, this course has a very good and challenging combination of writing, speaking, and listening. It greatly increased my overall ability to communicate in and understand the French language.”

Caleb E

“Since withdrawing my oldest son from a different school, we struggled to find a suitable French course for him to continue in that would be challenging and enjoyable and where he could get quality feedback as to whether he is truly meeting the learning objectives and is truly learning the subject matter. Our family is so thankful to have found TPS College French! My son tells me multiple times a week how much he loves his class. This is such an answer to prayer! It is evident that the teacher has put ample time and effort into designing and teaching this course. I highly recommend this class.”

Crystal C

“The French program at The Potter’s School has been excellent. My daughter’s confidence in tackling a second language is growing as she becomes more fluent in speaking French. She hopes to travel to France on the TPS mission trip one day.”

Jennifer Z

“When I first started French through TPS, I thought French class would just be a way to fulfill my foreign language credit. However, I have come to realize that French is actually one of my passions that I plan to pursue in college! While the format of the homework assignments allow for hands-on learning, the cultural projects helped me understand more about France than just the language (and also gave my family an opportunity to enjoy some of the foods I prepared 🙂 ). The teacher is absolutely wonderful. She brings such life and spirit to every class, and her sense of humor and approach to teaching have made this class one of my favorites during my time with the Potter’s School. Merci beaucoup, Mme, pour cette année marveilleuse ! Vous me manquerez ! Je suis extrêmement reconnaissant à vous pour ces années de la joie!”

Halle T

“The Potter’s School French courses are not only excellent at teaching the students the French language, but also cultivating a broader understanding of France’s culture and traditions. Through highly interactive classes, I have learned to debate, discuss and engage with classmates in French.”

Leanne Z
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