09 French 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Year 9 French language courses are structured in two semesters of approximately 6 months each. There are three periods of class work a week for 17-18 weeks.

Aims and goals: During the semester, pupils are encouraged to communicate in French during each class as well as learning the basics of vocabulary and grammar which relate to the topics below. 

This semester course provides a solid basis of knowledge upon which to build future years of French studies through Year 10 – Year 13, Level 3 and Scholarship, as well as having opportunities to participate in trips in future years. The study of French also develops overall communication and literacy skills.

1. Greetings and introductions.
2. Asking for and giving the day and date, using numbers from 1 to 100.
3. Asking who someone is and giving basic personal details about others.
4. Saying what languages you speak and which country or city you are from.
5. Talking about your family and pets.
6. Talking about leisure activities and expressing likes and dislikes.
7. Learning about French culture.

The majority of our learning is shown through conversation activities about the chosen topics. Learning also occurs through games and French film. Students also complete some research about an aspect of French culture.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*9FR1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $15
Cost includes annual subscription to Education Perfect and workbook

Please note: Education Perfect is an interactive vocabulary website based on NCEA requirements, which is an excellent resource for vocabulary learning.