International Baccalaureate French Year I (HL & SL)

Conducted exclusively in French and offering exposure to the Francophone regions in the world, the IB French curriculum will develop advanced communicative, linguistic and cultural competencies. The course exposes students to a range of topics (see below) and enhances students’ language proficiency through receptive, productive and interactive assessments. To encourage growth in all four language skills, students will read, analyze and discuss poetry and prose written by authors from the French-speaking world, listen to Francophone music and watch classic French films. Students will be encouraged to challenge assumptions and learn to compare and contrast ways of life in francophone regions and their own culture(s). Students will learn to communicate ideas with greater accuracy and advanced grammar in writing. Pronunciation and cadence will be honed through regular participation and presentations.

Three Core topics: Social Relationships, Communication and Media, Global Issues

A minimum of Two Options are required, but we often learn about all five: Cultural Diversity, Customs and Traditions, Health, Leisure, Science and Technology

Prerequisite: French III

* International Baccalaureate courses are two years, taken during the student’s 11th and 12th grade years.

International Baccalaureate French Instructor: Miriam Przybyla-Baum