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This is the first year of an elective course, which will continue into Year 10.  You will begin an audio visual course and learn to communicate in French through use of games, the internet, CDs, DVDs and role play.  French culture will also be explored and experienced as an important aspect of learning the language.

Topics you will cover:

  • Personal identity – name, age, family, interests
  • Animals and pets
  • Weekend activities
  • Like/dislikes
  • School
  • Food- breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Where French is spoken in the world
  • French culture, food and festivals
  • Fashion
  • Travel

You will have the opportunity to participate in role plays, French breakfasts and open night.  Student exchange to France, Belgium and Switzerland are possible at the end of Year 10 or Year 11 as opportunities to immerse yourself in the French language.

Assessment of French language studies

How is this subject assessed?

You will be assessed in the four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Assessment tasks may take the form of dialogues, topic tests, reading and listening comprehension, writing tasks, interviews and culture-based assignments.

French language studies in senior school

Can you do this subject in the senior school?

French can be studied at 2 Unit Continuers level in Year 11 and Year 12 if the student has studied French in Years 9 and Year 10.

French can be studied at 2 unit beginners level in Year 11 and 12 if the student has not studied French in Years 8, 9 and 10.

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