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French: 7–10 Sequence

French: 7–10 Sequence Level Description

Students recognise and approximate the pronunciation, rhythms and intonation patterns of more extended phrases and compound sentences. They use words with more complex syllable combinations and...

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French: 7–10 Sequence Content Descriptions

Communicating

Socialising
  1. Socialise and exchange views on local and global issues (VCFRC109)
  2. Participate in collaborative projects that make connections between French language and culture and other curriculum areas (VCFRC110)
  3. Develop classroom language to manage shared learning experiences, monitor performance and discuss French language and culture learning (VCFRC111)
Informing
  1. Access and analyse information from different sources, identifying how culture and context influence the presentation of ideas (VCFRC112)
  2. Convey information on selected topics using different modes of presentation to suit different audiences (VCFRC113)
Creating
  1. Respond to a range of traditional and contemporary texts, and compare themes and language style (VCFRC114)
  2. Create imaginative texts to entertain, convey ideas and express emotions (VCFRC115)
Translating
  1. Consider the nature of translating and interpreting and the role of culture when transferring meaning from one language to another (VCFRC116)
  2. Create bilingual texts such as glossaries, footnotes or captions to interpret cultural aspects of texts (VCFRC117)
Reflecting
  1. Interact with French speakers and resources, recognising that intercultural communication involves shared responsibility for meaning making (VCFRC118)
  2. Consider and discuss own and others’ cultural identities, and how they both shape and are shaped by ways of communicating and thinking (VCFRC119)

Understanding

Systems of language
  1. Recognise the regularities and irregularities of spoken French, and use pronunciation, rhythm and stress in increasingly complex ways (VCFRU120)
  2. Extend grammatical knowledge, including the forms and functions of reflexive verbs, verb moods and modality and the imperfect tense (VCFRU121)
  3. Analyse and compose different types of texts using appropriate linguistic, textual and cultural elements (VCFRU122)
Language variation and change
  1. Recognise that French is used in varying ways to achieve different purposes (VCFRU123)
  2. Examine the nature of language change in response to changing cultural conditions (VCFRU124)
  3. Understand the symbolic nature of language in local and global contexts (VCFRU125)
Role of language and culture
  1. Explore the dynamic nature of the relationship between language, culture and communication and how it impacts on attitudes and beliefs (VCFRU126)

French: 7–10 Sequence Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 10, students use written and spoken French to socialise with peers, teachers and other French speakers in local contexts and online environments. They communicate about immediate and personal interests and involvements (family, friends, interests), and some broader social and cultural issues (health, social media, international experience, the environment). They approximate rhythms and intonation patterns of extended and compound sentences, using syllable combinations, and building fluency and accuracy in pronunciation, pitch and stress. They use the passé composé tense of regular verbs with avoir and être, noticing that the participe passé form of verbs with être involves gender and number agreement. They recognise the form and function of reflexive verbs (se laver, se...

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French: F–10 Sequence

French: F–10 Sequence Level Description

Students expand their knowledge and control of grammatical elements such as verb tenses (l’imparfait, le futur simple, le conditionnel) and emphatic, direct and indirect object pronouns. They...

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French: F–10 Sequence Content Descriptions

Communicating

Socialising
  1. Discuss and compare young people’s interests, behaviours and values across cultural contexts, using formal and informal registers (VCFRC073)
  2. Engage in shared activities such as planning and managing events, exchanging resources and information (VCFRC074)
  3. Compare and reflect on the experience of learning and using French (VCFRC075)
Informing
  1. Research and evaluate information from different perspectives on local and global issues, identifying how culture and context affect how information is presented (VCFRC076)
  2. Convey information on selected topics, using different modes of presentation to suit different audiences or to achieve different purposes (VCFRC077)
Creating
  1. Analyse how expressive and imaginative texts create aesthetic, humorous or emotional effects in ways that reflect cultural influence (VCFRC078)
  2. Create imaginative texts involving moods and effects designed to engage different audiences (VCFRC079)
Translating
  1. Consider the nature of translating and interpreting and the role of culture when transferring meaning from one language to another (VCFRC080)
  2. Create glossaries to interpret cultural aspects of contemporary and traditional French texts (VCFRC081)
Reflecting
  1. Reflect on the experience of learning and using French, considering how intercultural communication involves shared responsibility for meaning making (VCFRC082)
  2. Reflect on own cultural identity and how it shapes personal ways of communicating and thinking (VCFRC083)

Understanding

Systems of language
  1. Increase control of regular and irregular elements of spoken and written French, using elements such as liaisons, accents and expression (VCFRU084)
  2. Analyse how grammatical elements such as tenses and verb moods impact on the making of meaning (VCFRU085)
  3. Analyse how different types of text incorporate cultural and contextual elements (VCFRU086)
Language variation and change
  1. Analyse and explain how and why language is used differently in different contexts and relationships (VCFRU087)
  2. Explore changes to both French and Australian English, and identify reasons for these changes, such as technology, popular culture and intercultural exchange (VCFRU088)
  3. Identify examples of French language used to influence social and cultural relationships and practices (VCFRU089)
Role of language and culture
  1. Understand that language and culture are interrelated, that they shape and are shaped by each other (VCFRU090)

French: F–10 Sequence Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 10, students use written and spoken French to communicate with teachers, peers and others in a range of settings and for a range of purposes They use language to access and exchange information on a broad range of social, cultural and youth-related issues (for example, student politics and priorities, the environment, virtual worlds). They socialise, express feelings and opinions, and participate in different modes of imaginative and creative expression, such as songs, skits, interviews and performances. They initiate conversations and discussion (Qu’est-ce que vous pensez au sujet de ... ? A mon avis ...), change or elaborate on topics (Oui, mais … d’autre part ...), and provide feedback and encouragement (En effet - c’est intéressant; et toi, qu’est-ce que tu en dis?).

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