Year 11 - French Unit 1-2

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 enables you to communicate with greater accuracy and sentence variety.

Unit 1

In this course we look closely at school life in France and learn how to talk about our daily routines at school and at home. After that, we discover the exotic country of Le Maroc, one of the many French-speaking countries in Africa.

The SACs require you to hold a conversation with the teacher about your everyday life, listen to and read information about school life and complete a writing task.

Unit 2

In this unit we learn how to talk about social outings and how to persuade people in French. We then explore the world of French art before learning about some important figures in French history and historical connections between France and Australia.

The SACs require you to undertake a role-play with the teacher, listen to and read information about famous French people and write a personal or imaginative piece.

REQUIRED TEXTS
You require a large French dictionary, a verb book and the Ça y est ! textbook and workbook

POSSIBLE PATHWAYS
Studying French at VCE 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.

SPECIAL COMMENTS

To complete French at VCE level, you need to have studied it for two semesters in Year 10.

‘French is so much fun in VCE ! Our year 11 excursion to the French film festival in Melbourne was awesome.’ Mel (2011 student)

‘It wasn’t until VCE that I started to truly understand the French language.’ Isabel (2011 student)

‘The Europe trip was a fantastic experience and opened up many new doors to the world and allowed me to practise my French and improve my skills.’ Jess (2011 student)

IMAGE; Extracts from the French children’s classic Le Petit Nicolas are read during the unit on ‘School Life’

Possible pathway could lead into -

French Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION In Year 12 you will continue to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French. You continue to improve your knowledge of French grammar, allowing…