Year 10 - French
Bonjour! Bienvenue! Year 10 is a great year in French! We have 5 periods each week and really move forward (on avance!) and start to prepare for the VCE years. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are further developed through a range of exciting activities such as songs, role-plays and films. We explore lots of new topics.
In semester one (French A), we look at ordering in a café, buying train and transport tickets, personality descriptions and town and country life. Among other tasks, students perform a role-play set at a French café and describe a day in the life of a celebrity.
In semester two (French B), we explore the themes of past events, holidays, illness, the body and festivals. Among other tasks, students participate in a conversation with the teacher, research a francophone country and write a travel blog relating to their adventures.
RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT
Students will need the Touché 4 workbook (the French department has a class set of the course books) and the Touché 5/6 course book and workbook. They will also require a dictionary and verb book for this class.
Students who wish to study French at VCE level must complete both French A and French B.
Studying French can lead to tertiary studies at Melbourne University or Monash University. You could even complete part of your tertiary course at a French university or spend a gap year in France. Speaking French can provide many career opportunities. One past MFGSC student now works with the Australian Ambassador in Paris ! Another worked as a chief engineer in New Caledonia, helping to build a new port and another one hopes to work for Médecins Sans Frontières as a doctor.
‘What I like about French this year is that we have learnt about words that actually form a sentence. I enjoy the way I am taught; it is fun and interesting. It’s difficult, but I enjoy the challenge.’ Ynez Galtry
‘We sing songs to learn some new vocabulary which is really fun.’ Monica Broadbent
IMAGE: Students on the 2010 Europe trip pose on the Champs Elysées in front of the Arc de Triomphe.
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UNIT DESCRIPTION In Unit 1-2 you will continue to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French. You greatly improve your knowledge of French grammar which…