In this advanced French course, students develop a more natural rhetorical grasp of the language. They enjoy a variety of ongoing opportunities to practice the communication skills learned in French 1 and 2 as they discuss and write about relevant cultural issues. Teachers speak almost entirely in French and continually encourage students to speak and write in French as well. Upon successfully completing French 3, students are prepared to communicate effectively in real-life situations in French, both verbally and in writing.
Topics include: idiomatic expressions and non-verbal communication skills that are needed to truly understand how the French language works in the context of the people who speak it; cultural characteristics; and contemporary social and cultural issues.
Prerequisites: French 2 or equivalent
Suggested Grade Level: 10–12