Syllabus French 2

Teacher Name Martine Garcia                                                               Subject French 2              

Teacher phone number: 956-580-5300 x1330

Available Tutoring Time: Monday & Thursday 4 – 4:30 pm                             

Required Materials:

  • Textbook: Allez, Viens! French 2
  • Binder or notebook
  • Highlighter
  • Blue or black ink pen
  • Pencil
  • USB flash drive

Course Outline/Tentative Timeline:

This course is designed for students with one year of study of French language and culture. This course expects students to meet the requirements prescribed by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Languages Other Than English Levels 1 and 2 – Intermediate Progress Checkpoint 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.


First semester:






Week 1

  • Describing and characterizing yourself and others
  • Expressing likes/dislikes/preferences
  • Asking for information
  • Asking for and giving advice
  • Passé composé with avoir and être
  • Adjective agreement
  • Interrogative adjective “quel”


  • Travel items (14)
  • Relating events (20)
  • Travel documents for foreign countries


Week 2

  • Asking for/making/ responding to suggestions
  • Relating a series of events
  • Review of regular ER and IR verbs
  • Imperative
  • Future with “aller”
  • Relating events (20)
  • Weather expressions, seasons
  • Studying abroad

Week 3

  • Welcoming someone and responding to someone’s welcome
  • Asking how someone is feeling and telling how you’re feeling
  • Pointing out where things are
  • Paying and responding to compliments
  • Asking for and giving directions
  • Review of usage of “tu” and “vous”
  • Question formation
  • Adjectives that preceed a noun
  • Contractions with “à”
  • Furniture and rooms in the house (41)
  • Places in town (47)
  • Review of directions (49)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Chartres
  • French houses vs. American houses

Week 4

  • Making purchases
  • Asking for/offering/ accepting/refusing food
  • Object pronoun “en”
  • Review of partitive articles
  • Places to shop (67)
  • Food items to buy (65)
  • French stores
  • Typical French meals

Week 5

  • Asking for and giving advice
  • Paying and responding to compliments
  • Extending good wishes
  • Indirect object pronouns lui and leur
  • Review of verbs “vouloir” and “pouvoir”
  • Review of expressions of quantity
  • Meals (71)
  • Gift items (77)
  • Euro
  • Courses of a meal

Week 6

  • Asking for information and describing a place
  • Asking for and making suggestions
  • Recognizing reflexive verbs
  • Reflexive pronouns
  • Present tense of reflexive verbs
  • Places, flora, and fauna (123)
  • Vacation activities (105)
  • La Martinique

Week 7

  • Emphasizing likes/dislikes
  • Relating a series of events






  • Expressing concern for someone
  • Inquiring; expressing satisfaction and frustration
  • Relative pronouns “ce qui/ce que”
  • Passé composé of reflexive verbs
  • Review of adverbs of frequency


  • Review of passé composé with avoir
  • Daily activities (110)






  • School-day vocabulary (134)
  • Carnaval







  • Touraine
  • Meals at school
  • French grades and report cards

Week 8

  • Sympathizing with and consoling someone
  • Giving reasons and making excuses
  • Congratulating and reprimanding someone
  • Passé composé with être


  • School day vocabulary (134)
  • School life

Week 9

  • Asking for opinions
  • Expressing enthusiasm/indifference/ dissatisfaction
  • Expressing disbelief and doubt
  • Asking for and giving information
  • Introducing “c’était”
  • Review passé composé with être and avoir
  • Formal and informal phrasing of questions
  • Irregular IR verb “ouvrir”
  • Weekend activities (162)
  • Verbs that use être with the passé composé (167)
  • French châteaux
  • French historical figures



Week 9: First semester exam


Second semester:

Week 10

  • Expressing concern for someone and complaining
  • Giving advice /accepting and rejecting advice.
  • Expressingand offering discouragement.
  • Justifying your recommendations; advising against something
  • Review reflexive verbs in the passé composé
  • The pronoun en with activities
  • The irregular verb devoir
  • Health expressions (189)
  • Parts of the body (190)
  • Injuries (191)
  • Staying fit (195)
  • Good and bad eating habits (200, 201)


  • Pharmacies in France
  • Staying fit and healthy in France vs. in Mexico/in the USA

Week 11

  • Telling what or whom you miss; reassuring someone
  • Asking and telling what things were like
  • Reminiscing
  • Making and responding to suggestions
  • The imparfait of avoir and être
  • Formation of the imparfait
  • “Si on” plus imperfect
  • Describing places (226)
  • Childhood activities (228, 232)
  • Things to see and buy in Côte d’Ivoire (236)
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • City vs. country living in Côte d’Ivoire
  • Abidjan

Week 12

  • Wondering what happened, offering possible explanations
  • Accepting and rejecting explanations
  • “Avoir l’air” plus adjective
  • Using “être en train de” plus imperfect
  • Emotions (258)
  • Personal happenings (262, 263)
  • Le Cours Mirabeau (Aix en Provence)

Week 13

  • Beginning, continuing, and ending stories
  • Breaking some news, showing interest
  • The passé composé vs. the imperfect
  • The passé and the imperfect with interrupted actions
  • Fairytales vocabulary (269)
  • French fairytales
  • Provence region

Week 14

  • Sharing a confidence
  • Asking for and giving advice
  • Object pronouns and their placement
  • Object pronouns before an infinitive
  • Offering suggestions (287)
  • Paul Cezanne
  • Roman ruins in Aix-en-Provence

Week 15

  • Apologizing and accepting an apology
  • Reprimanding someone
  • Direct object pronouns with the passé composé
  • Party preparations (291)
  • Provence cooking

Week 16

  • Identifying people and things
  • Asking for and giving information
  • Present and past tenses of verb “connaître”
  • C’est vs. il/elle est
  • Songs and singers (316)
  • Types of music (316)
  • La fête de la musique
  • French musicians and singers

Week 17

  • Giving opinions
  • Summarizing
  • Relative pronouns qui and que
  • Types of movies (321)
  • Types of books (325)
  • French movies
  • Movie theaters in France
  • French writers

Week 18

  • Asking for and giving information
  • Giving directions
  • Complaining, expressing and offering encouragement
  • Relating a series of events; describing people and places
  • The verb “emporter”
  • Review of the passé composé and the imperfect
  • Animals (349)
  • Outdoor activities (350)
  • Camping equipment (352, 353)
  • Rules related to nature (355)
  • Quebec
  • Ecology in Canada
  • Endangered animals

Week 18: Second semester exam


Grading policy:

60% Major Assignments: Tests, Reports, Projects

40% Minor Assignments: Classwork, Homework, Quizzes, Binders

**see district grading policy for specifications**


Course Expectations:


  • Participation is expected in class. This includes completing the assigned work.
  • There will be a minimum of two grades each week: one participation grade and one journal grade.
  • There will be a minimum of 1 project during the semester.
  • There will be a chapter test at the end of each chapter. During the last week of the semester, a chapter test may be combined with a semester exam if appropriate.
  • Please refer to the SISD policy for information on absences and submitting late work.




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.