Prerequisites: French II Honors and departmental approval
In this accelerated course, students continue to develop and refine their proficiency in all four language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—with an emphasis on students’ ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Conducted exclusively in French, students make use of the text series T’es branché? 3, which explores themes related to Francophone communities around the world, travel, cultural heritage, art and our society in evolution. Short stories, poetry (Prévert, Verlaine, La Fontaine), print/online media (TV5Monde, FranceTVInfo, Radio France Internationale), film (Diaboliques and La Gloire de Mon Père), and art serve as jumping-off points for discussion. Additionally, students read, act out, and listen to recordings of Suivez la Piste, a French detective thriller. As a culminating project, groups write, act in, and film their own detective iMovies.