French 4

UC Scout World Language courses are intended for high school students. Each UC Scout World Language course is based on the themes of Global Challenges, Beauty and Aesthetics, Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Contemporary Life, and Science and Technology. UC Scout World Language courses are standards and proficiency-based, weaving the California World Languages Standards of Communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational), Cultures, and Connections with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards Comparisons and Communities into each level of instruction. Conversational practice is a requirement in World Language courses. To meet this expectation, students will meet with their instructor, via Zoom, for a total of three sessions throughout the term. These conversations, called "Interpersonal Communication Assignments," allow students the opportunity to engage in spontaneous discussions in the target language with immediate support and feedback.

This course includes conversation development onĀ familiar and contemporary topics such as historical and cultural products, challenges facing the global community, making plans for the future, international travel, expressing preferences, visiting historical sites, driving, appropriate work behavior, the cinema, and studying the work of artists. Students will continue to learn grammar concepts such as expressing preferences and dislikes, irregular verbs, the subjunctive, using verbs as nouns, the passive voice, demonstrative adjectives, relative clauses, the narrative past, the past perfect, andĀ superlatives. This class is conducted in French.


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Unit 1

  • Introduction to Semester 1
  • Air Travel
  • Sentences with Where, To, and From
  • Expressing Time
  • Likes and Dislikes

Unit 2

  • World Climates
  • Review: The Simple Past
  • Opposites
  • Historic Sites
  • The Past Subjunctive

Unit 3

  • Driving
  • If/Then Statements
  • Verbs as Nouns
  • Demonstrative Adjectives
  • The Passive Voice

Unit 4

  • Workplace Etiquette
  • Impersonal Actions
  • Relative Clauses
  • Transitions
  • Exclamations

Unit 5

  • Famous Films
  • At the Movies
  • Contractions
  • The Pluperfect and the Passive Voice
  • Narration: The Passive Voice

Unit 6

  • Film Producers, Poets, and Authors
  • The Superlative
  • Conjunctions: Agreement and Subordination
  • False Cognates
  • Expressing Enthusiasm, Disappointment, and Empathy


Unit 7

  • Introduction to Semester 2
  • Cultural Identities
  • Passive Voice
  • Expressing Approval and Disapproval
  • Giving and Responding to Compliments

Unit 8

  • Political interests
  • Expressing Possession
  • Adverbs
  • Verbs: Knowledge vs. Familiarity
  • Using Plurals

Unit 9

  • Personal Priorities
  • Double Infinitives
  • Infinitive Clauses
  • Conversational Past
  • Asking for Help in the Imperative

Unit 10

  • Schooling and Planning for the Future
  • Past Subjunctive
  • Agreeing with Reservations; Justifying Your Answers
  • Past Participles as Adjectives
  • Expressing Obligation

Unit 11

  • Poems/Short Stories
  • Creating Nouns from Verbs
  • Review of past tense verbs: imperfect and preterite
  • Past Perfect with Modals
  • Verb-Preposition Combinations

Unit 12

  • Global Citizenship and Refugees
  • Forming Questions
  • Infinitives Used as Nouns
  • Extending and Responding to an Invitation
  • Relative Pronouns After Prepositions

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