• Language Proficiency Targets - French

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive
     Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice 
    Mid
    Intermediate
    Low

    Level II

    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Intermediate
    Mid (-)

    Level III

    Novice 
    High
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Novice 
    High
    Intermediate 
    Mid

    Level IV

    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate
    High (-)

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate
    Mid (-) to
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    High to 
    Advanced Low

    Learn more about ACTFL's Language Proficiency Guidelines and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global CAN-DO Benchmark Statements.

     

  • Bonjour de France

    Bonjour de France

    The website Bonjour de France is a free educational “cyber-magazine,” offering a number of different activities for learning and practicing French, including Karaoke. Simply click on “KARAOKÉ FLE” to try out this tool, which mixes watching a music video and filling out a cloze form of the lyrics.

  • MIT: Foreign Language News and Newspapers

    "The foreign-language newspaper sites listed here are a sample of material available on the Web free of charge:

    Chinese  French  German  Italian  Japanese  Portuguese  Russian  Spanish

    These news sites are selected especially for language students, but all are invited to peruse these pages at their leisure."

    Source: MIT Libraries

  • Podcast Français Facile

     

    podcast francais facile

    The www.podcastfrancaisfacile.com website offers you several courses of study:

    DIALOGUE : Listening to situations regarding communication in everyday life.

    PHONETICS: [PHONÉTIQUE] Phonetic exercises and working on your pronunciation.

    CULTURE: Listening to passages often accompanied by educational material. The passages are read slowly and at normal speed.

    PLACES: [LIEUX] Listening to passages about a town or region related to France and the French-speaking world.

    GRAMMAR: [GRAMMAIRE] Grammar exercises. It’s often possible to print an activity so you can handwrite it.

    TRANSCRIPTION: [DICTÉES] Taking down dictation like in class! Thus, there’s no need to pause.

    NUMBERS: [NOMBRES] Learning or brushing up on numbers.

    SLANG : [FRANÇAIS FAMILIER] knowing some tricks for expressing oneself using French slang.

    STORIES: [CONTES] Listening to stories. Each story has been adapted to simple French, sometimes twice. Thus, it is possible to listen to two versions of certain stories, each of its own respective level.

    FRANCOPHONES TALK ABOUT THEMSELVES: [PARLER DE SOI] This category offers two sorts of document. You can find videos of French speakers asked to present themselves. You can also listen to the texts of these presentations read slowly or at normal speed.

    VERBS & CONJUGATION : [VERBES] listening, repeating, and memorizing French conjugation.

    VIDÉO: Watching and reading the scripts of different types of videos (news, advertisements, performances, songs).

    VOCABULARY: [VOCABULAIRE] Reinforcing vocabulary using a specific theme (animals, work, public transportation, etc.).

    BEGINNERS: [DÉBUTANT] Listening and repeating basic phrases and vocabulary.

    PODCAST: See the latest podcast published, or you can subscribe (free).

     

  • Teacher & Student Instructional Resources - French

    The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the French language program:

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

     D'accord 1
    2015

    Vista

     daccord I 2017 French I
    &
    French II

    D'accord 2
    2015

    Vista

    daccord II 2017  French II
    &
    French III

    D'accord 3
    2015

    Vista

    daccord III 2017 French IV

    Thèmes
    2016

    Vista

     Themes 2016

    French V
    French VI
    French VII
    French VIII
    AP Frech Language & Culture

     

    Face-À-Face
    2017

    Vista

     
     face face 2017 French V
    French VI
    French VII
    French VIII
    AP French Language & Culture

     Preparing for the
    AP French Exam
    2012

    Pearson

    AP French AP French
    Language & Culture
     

    Allons au-delà!
    2012

    Pearson

    Allns au dela AP French
    Language & Culture

    Une fois pour toutes
    2009

    Pearson

    Une Fois Por Toute AP French
    Language & Culture

        

    Follow the links below to access more information about:

  • Easy French - YouTube

    EasyFrench YouTube webThis Playlist is part of the Easy Languages channel on You tube that presents language usage in context.

    Click here to see all the videos on the Easy French Playlist.

  • ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines - Language Samples

    ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines Samples 

    "The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 describe five major levels of proficiency: Distinguished, Superior, Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice. The description of each major level is representative of a specific range of abilities. Together these levels form a hierarchy in which each level subsumes all lower levels. The major levels Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice are divided into High, Mid, and Low sublevels. The subdivision of the Advanced level is new."

    Samples are available for the following languages at the ACTFL website:

     Arabic| Chinese| French| German| Japanese| Portuguese| Spanish

  • American Association of Teachers of French

    AATF "The AATFis the only professional association devoted exclusively to the needs of French teachers at all levels. The mission of the AATFis to advance the study of the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures both in schools and in the general public. Membership is open to anyone interested in the teaching of French who is over the age of 18."

  • The French Corner

    AuCoinDuFrancais web The French Corner is a teacher's Blog created by Samantha Decker, a French teacher in upstate New York. The blog includes resources, strategies and lessons the teacher uses in her classroom.

  • 1000 Images

    1000 images1000 Images on The Top of my Tongue Words: "This trilingual directory provides more than 3,000 idiomatic phrases classified according to theme. Each one is inserted into a short text that illustrates its meaning and contains a digital audio file. Listening to the file allows us to fully understand all the various shades in the pronunciation. The site also includes exercises and games as well as brief, humorous animations, which contribute to the discovery of the fascinating world of colorful expressions." This resource is available in French,Spanish, and English. 

  • Polar FLE - L'inspecteur Roger Duflair

    Roger DuflairPolar FLE: Learn French while enjoying the adventures of detective Roger Duflair.

  • Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links

     

    Tennessee Bobs Famous French Links

     

    Click hereto access various links from the Modern Foreign Languages Department at the University of Tennessee - Martin
     

  • French Grammar - University of Texas

    UTexas

    Click hereto access the Grammar reference index at the University of Texas at Austin. It provides written and examples with pronuntiation for each topic.

  • BBC Languages - French

    BBC Languages French

    BBC French Language: Online lessons with audio, games, vocabulary, grammar explanations and exercises.