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24105 French IV

Field of Study

French IV students continue to build on the skills from the first three 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 French history, art and culture, while expanding students’ vocabulary, communication, and grammar skills. There are twelve Modules in the course along with projects to advance students’ learning: Module 1: Prehistory, Module 2: Gaul to the Middle Ages, Module 3: the Middle Ages, Module 4: ending of the Middle Ages, the Crusades, Module 5: the Renaissance through the 15th century, Module 6: the 17th century, Module 7: the 18th century, Module 8: end of the 18th century, Module 9: the French Revolution, Module 10: Napoleon, Module 11: 19th century, Module 12: 20th century to the European Union.

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, II, and III

Course Texts and Materials


  • Trésors du Temps, 3rd or 5th edition
    ISBN 978-0078606557, 978-0026766517
    Glencoe Publishing
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