French II Syllabus

French II





Teacher Name:   Maribel Squibb                                                                      


Teacher Email:                                                   Ext. 1233


Tutoring Time: Monday 4:00 – 4:30


Course Outline/Timeline:


French II is a continuation to French language and culture. The fundamentals of French pronunciation, grammar, and culture are presented through a balanced development of all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


This course is designed for students with knowledge of French I language or culture. Students are expected to meet the requirements prescribed by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English by developing the four basic language competencies (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and engaging in the five Cs: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.


This course also supports the Standards for Foreign Language Learning by providing clearly defined objectives, a variety of pair- and group-work activities so that students can use French in a wide range of settings and contexts, and offering culture-related activities and questions that develop students’ insight and encourage them to develop observational and analytical skills.






Week 1

Introduction to course, class rules, procedures, and expectations

- Introducing yourself

- Spelling, counting and understanding classroom instructions

Bon Séjour

  • Describing and characterizing yourself and others.
  • Expressing likes, dislikes and preferences.
  • Asking for information.
  • Asking for and giving advice.
  • Asking for, making, and responding to suggestions.
  • Relating a series of events.
  • Review of the verbs avoir and être.
  • Adjective agreement.
  • The imperative.
  • The future with aller.
  • Les environs de Paris.
  • Travel documents for foreign countries.

Week 2

Bienvenue a Chartres.

  • Welcoming someone; responding to someone’s welcome.
  • Asking how someone is feeling and telling how you are feeling.
  • Pointing out where things are.
  • Paying and responding to compliments.
  • Asking for and giving directions.
  • Tu versus vous.
  • Questions with intonation and est-ce que.
  • Adjectives that precede the nouns.
  • Overview of Chartres.
  • Houses in francophone countries.

Week 3

Un repas a la francaise.

  • Making purchases
  • Asking for, offering, accepting, and refusing food; paying and responding to compliments.
  • Asking for and giving advice.
  • Extending good wishes.
  • The object pronoun en.
  • The partitive articles.
  • The indirect object pronouns lui and leur.
  • Typical meals in the francophone world.
  • French meals.

Week 4-5

Sous le tropiques

  • Asking fior information and describing a place.
  • Asking for and making suggestions.
  • Emphasizing likes and dislikes.
  • Relating a series of events.
  • Recognizing the reflexive verbs.
  • The relative pronouns ce qui and ce que.
  • The present tense of reflexive verbs.
  • Overview of La Martinique.

Week 6-7

Quelle journée

  • Expressing concern for someone.
  • Inquyiring; expressing satisfaction and frustration.
  • Sympathising with and consoling someone.
  • Giving reasons and making excuses.
  • Congratulating and reprimanding someone.
  • The Passé compose with avoir and être.
  • Overview of La Tourraine.

Week 8

A nous le châteaux!

  • Asking for opinions.
  • Expressing enthusiasm, indifference, and dissatisfaction.
  • Expressing disbelief and doubt.
  • Asking for and giving information.
  • The phrase c’était.
  • Formal and informal questions.
  • Types of châteaux in France
  • Means of transportation in France. Buses and trains.

Week 9


Semester exam.

Week 10

En pleine forme

  • Expressing concern for someone; complaining.
  • Giving advice; accepting and rejecting advice.
  • Expressing discouragement; offering encouragement.
  • Justifying your recommendations; advising against something.
  • The verb devoir.
  • The pronoun en.
  • The verb se nourrir.
  • Pharmacies in France.

Week 11-12

C’était comme ça

  • Telling what or whom you miss; reassuring someone.
  • Asking and telling what things were like.
  • Reminiscing.
  • Making and responding to suggestions.
  • The imparfait of être and avoir.
  • Overview of Côte D’Ivoire

Week 13

Tu connais la nouvelle?

  • Wondering what happened; offering possible explanations; accepting or rejecting explanations.
  • Breaking some news; showing interest.
  • Beginning, continuing, and ending a story.
  • Overview of La Provence

Week 14

Je peux te parler?

  • Sharing a confidence.
  • Asking for and giving advice.
  • Asking for and granting a favor.
  • Making excuses.
  • Apologizing and accepting an apology; reproaching someone.
  • Placement of object pronouns.

Week 15

Chacun ses goûts.

  • Identifying people and things.
  • Asking for and giving information.
  • Giving opinions.
  • Summarizing.
  • The verb connaître.
  • The relative pronouns qui and que.
  • Nationalities
  • Types of music.
  • Movie theaters in France.

Week 16

A la belle étoile

  • Asking for and giving information; giving directions.
  • Complaining; expressing discouragement and offering encouragement.
  • Asking for and giving advice.
  • Relating a series of events; describing people and places.
  • Overview of Quebec.
  • Ecology in Canada.
  • Endangered animals.

Week 17

Review for final exam

  • Semester exam


Various projects will be completed throughout the semester. They may include but are not limited to researching a francophone country, region and/or city, building a family tree, researching a Parisian monument, etc.


Students will also write and perform various skits based on topic studied (i.e., introducing themselves, shopping, ordering food and drinks.)


There will be a test after each chapter is completed, as well as quizzes throughout the semester and a semester exam at the end of the semester.


Grades will be based on a variety of assignments, projects, daily work, journals, quizzes, and tests. Minor assignments will count 40% and major assignments (tests and projects) 60%.

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Textbooks/Materials/Suggested Readings:

Allez, viens! French 1. Holt, Reinhart, Wilson. 2006.

This book is available from the school and is picked up during the first week of school.

Additional texts may be used in class at the teacher’s discretion and based on the topic studied.



Classroom Expectations:


Policies regarding grading guidelines, late work, and absences can be found on the Sharyland High School website:


Guidelines for grading, late work, and absences


All students are expected to follow SHS rules. They are also expected to bring a positive attitude to class, be willing to learn, and participate. Foreign languages open up the world, but only to those willing to discover it. Therefore, enthusiasm is key to success.

Statement for Academic Dishonesty:

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school. No student shall cheat or copy the work of another. Plagiarism, the use of another person’s original ideas or writings as one’s own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.