French

French I
1 Credit

This course offers students the opportunity to develop an understanding into the nature of language and the concept of culture. Students will begin to study the language in-depth. Communication skills in face-to-face conversations, reading, and writing will be emphasized and evaluated. Students will be introduced to aspects of the culture through the language. This course culminates in the French Local Comprehensive Proficiency Exam required for graduation.

French II
1 Credit

This course concentrates on the formal structure of the language with continued emphasis upon communication skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).  An increased understanding and appreciation of the culture will also be addressed through the study of the language.  This course is open to those students who have successfully completed Level I (New York State Syllabus Checkpoint A) of study.

French III
1 Credit

This course is designed to review the communication skills learned in Levels II and I with much greater emphasis on the writing skill. Students will complete all topics in Checkpoint B of the New York State Syllabus and each student’s understanding, appreciation, and respect for the culture will be further developed. The course culminates in the French Local Comprehensive Exam for Regents credit. Students who successfully complete French III are encouraged to continue with advance study in the language. A minimum final cumulative average of 80% and/or teacher recommendation is required for continuation to French IV.

French IV (College Credit/University in High School)
1 Credit

This course is conducted exclusively in French and is open to those students who have successfully completed Level III (Checkpoint B) of language study with a minimum final average of 80% and/or teacher recommendation. The course deals with advanced grammar and composition and the history and culture of France. Greater emphasis is placed upon oral and written communication. Students will be required to be involved in communicative activities, which improve their skills in spoken French.

Students may enroll in the “University in the High School Program” through S.U.N.Y. Albany and earn four college credits (Intermediate French I) if all course requirements are successfully completed. Students are responsible for all S.U.N.Y. Albany fees.

French V (Language and Literature/College Credit/UHS)
1 Credit

This course, conducted in French, represents an advanced and serious level of study of the language. This course is open to students with a minimum final cumulative average of 80% in French IV and/or teacher recommendation.  It provides the students with an intensive study of the French language and literature that parallels college curriculum. Selected readings from literature and current publications will be integrated with language study to further develop written and oral communication skills. The refinement of grammatical accuracy will be emphasized. There will also be a strong emphasis on speaking and listening skills.

Students may enroll in the “University in the High School Program” through S.U.N.Y. Albany and earn four college credits (Intermediate French II) if all course requirements are successfully completed. . Students are responsible for all course fees.