In French II, students will improve their proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing as they expand their vocabulary, gain increasing confidence and facility with the language, and deepen their understanding of French grammar. There is an intensive review of the key grammatical concepts and vocabulary from French I at the beginning of the course. As in French I, oral drills, pair and group work, total physical response (TPR), silent writing, games, songs, dialogues, and other activities are all components of the class. A much greater portion of the course, however, is conducted in French. As students gain confidence and facility with the language, they will be expected to communicate with the teacher and their classmates in French. French language websites, video documents, and other realia supplement the text program.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French I with a grade of C or better or permission of the instructor.