Middle School Subjects – French

Language learning broadens students’ horizons in relation to the personal, social, cultural and employment opportunities that the world presents. The interdependence of countries and communities means people are required to negotiate experiences and meanings across languages and cultures and a capability in English only is no longer sufficient.

Students use French in a range of classroom interactions and experiences. They read and listen to texts, apply modelled language in creating their own texts and develop grammatical knowledge and language awareness. Learners consider fundamental concepts of France such as the diversity of peoples, religions, geography and languages. They compare aspects of environment, lifestyle and practices to Australian cultures (Australian Curriculum, 2018).

All students at Emmaus Christian College will student French in Year 7.

Year 7 (Full Year)

Class Text: Quoi De Neuf 1

Basic vocabulary for introducing yourself and asking questions about someone's interests and characteristics, possessives, describing animals and using regular and irregular adjectives, saying where you live, as well as what you like and dislike, numbers up to 100, colours, talking about breakfast foods.

Year 8 (Full Year)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 7 French

Class Text: Quoi De Neuf 2

Describing furniture and rooms in a house, talking about schooling, telling the time, giving orders and instructions, talking about leisure activities, music and sport, asking and giving directions, talking about the town you live in.

Learning Tasks and Assessments

Students consolidate their knowledge and understanding of the language through various learning tasks and assessment types. These include:

  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Cultural activities

Year 9 (Elective Subject)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Year 8 French

Class Text: Quoi De Neuf 2

Describing holidays and camping trips we’ve gone on, talking about what clothes to pack for holidays, parts of the body and health, the origins of blue cheese, using past tense, buying souvenirs, making comparisons, using expressions of quantity when food shopping, subject and object pronouns.

Learning Tasks and Assessments:

Students consolidate their knowledge and understanding of the language through various learning tasks and assessment types. These include:

  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Cultural activities / excursions

Year 10 French