French II Syllabus

French 2





Teacher Name:   Maribel Squibb                                                                  Ext. 1233


Tutoring Wednesday 4:15-4:45


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

Salut, les copains!

  • 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.
Qu'est-ce qui te plaît ?

  • 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

Comment est-ce ta famille?

  • 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

La Provence de Québec.
Mon année scolaire

  • 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 Québec

Week 6-7

Mon année scolaire
Le temps likbre

  • 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

Le temps libre.

  • 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.
  • Sports and activities
  • Seasons and months of the year.

Week 9


Semester exam.

Week 10

Bon appétit !

  • Offer, accept and refuse food.
  • Giving advice; accepting and rejecting advice.
  • Expressing discouragement; offering encouragement.
  • Justifying your recommendations; advising against something.
  • The partitives
  • The verb vouloir
  • The pronoun en.
  • The verb se nourrir.
  • The verbs prendre et boire.

Week 11-12

On fait les magasins?

  • Offer and ask for help in a store.
  • Ask for and give opinions
  • Ask about and give prices.
  • Make a decision.
  • The verbe mettre.
  • The passé composé of ER verbs.
  • The passé ciomposé of irregular verbs.
  • Overview of Le Sénégal

Week 13

A la maison!

  • Ask for, give or refuse permission,
  • Tell how often you do things
  • The verbs pouvoirm abd devoir.
  • The passé composé of -ir and -er verbns.
  • Beginning, continuing, and ending a story.
  • Describe a house.
  • Tell where things are.

Week 14

A la maison!
Le Midi

  • The passé composé with être.
  • The vberbs dormir, sortir, partir
  • Making excuses.
  • Apologizing and accepting an apology; reproaching someone.
  • Placement of object pronouns.

Week 15

Allons en ville!

  • Places in the city.
  • Means of transportation
  • Asking for and giving information.
  • Plan your day
  • Ask for and give directions.
  • The verb connaître and savoir.
  • The verb voir.

Week 16
Week 17

Allons en ville!
Les fêtes et les festivals.
La gastronomie
Enfin les vacances!

  • The imperative.
  • Tell what you need.
  • Make and respond to requests.
  • The present tense.
  • Inversion -questions-
  • Travel items
  • At a hotel
  • Give advice.
  • Buy tickets

Week 18

Review and final 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%. 

Textbooks/Materials/Suggested Readings:

Bien Dit! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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.

 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.