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24104 French III

Field of Study

French III students continue to build on the skills from the first two levels of their study of French by developing and refining the five major skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competency.

Material Covered

Students will study the richness of life in Francophone countries, comparing and contrasting the habits of the Francophone people to our own, while expanding students’ vocabulary, communication and grammar skills. There are eight Modules in the course along with projects to advance students’ learning: Module 1: Travel and tourism, Module 2: Daily life, Module 3: Leisure activities, Module 4: The European Union, Module 5: Social issues, Module 6: Rituals of life in Francophone countries, Module 7: Health and well-being, and Module 8: Arts and sciences.

Student Expectations

Students will complete a variety of assignments including vocabulary, required reading, writing, listening and speaking for each module. They will participate in written, audio and video discussions board. Students are expected to speak and write French as much as possible. Students have at least one graded, spoken assignment each week. All assessments will be in French. We are a deadline-driven course and students are expected to complete assignments by the due date that is posted. There late penalties on all late work. Students should study vocabulary on a daily basis for 10-15 minutes, and students can expect to work 6-10 hours per week on the course, including work outside the school day. All students must complete the final exam at the end of the course.

Additional Information

This is a modern language course and students need to have access to a way to make speaking assessments in a quiet environment in their schools. Students also need access to a microphone and a headset (or earphones) in order to do the listening and speaking activities that are required in the course. Access to a telephone is also helpful for speaking assessments.


  • Enrolled in grades 9-12
  • Successful completion of French I and II

Course Texts and Materials


  • Bon Voyage, Level III
    ISBN 978-0078791482
    Glencoe Publishing
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