Languages (French) - Year 8

In Year 8, the students continue to study French for 2 hours per week. Studio 2 is the principal textbook.

Students will build up their knowledge and memory of a "core vocabulary", which will enable them to express themselves in a wide variety of topics. Year 8 students have 2 Student Tracking exam windows during the year, in French they are used to assess the students' progress in the skills of Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading. Following the exams, students are given back their papers and a copy of the listening transcript, so that their teacher can go through the paper with them, in order to help students understand what they need to do to improve.

Topic  Overview  Assessment 
Studio 2, Module 1: T'es branché(e)?
WALT: describe their interests at the cinema and communicate information about going out.
Students have to write a short paragraph to communicate where they live, how to get to different places and give information about going out.
For their speaking test, students face a brief question and answer interview in French.
Studio 2, Module 2: Paris, je t'adore!
WALT: describe holidays in the past tense and to learn some cultural information about famous Parisian monuments.
Student Tracking 1
Students have to write a short paragraph, commenting on their holidays: where they usually go; where they would like to go and what they would like to do in the future.
For their speaking test, students must give a 30-40 second presentation about their holidays, where they go and what they would like to do in the future.  
Mon identité - unit 1 Mon caractère
WALT: describe what music you like and to describe famous people. In addition you will practice using 3 tenses together.
Students have to write a short paragraph about music they like and their clothing preferences.
For their speaking test, students face a brief questions and answer interview in French.  
Chez moi chez toi
WALT: describe here you live and what you do in your town (including eating out).
Student Tracking 2
Students have to write a short paragraph, commenting on their experiences in another city, the attractions that are there, where they went and how they got there.
For their speaking test, students will complete a photo card discussion.
Module 5 – Qui a du talent
WALT: Be able to discuss reality TV talent competitions.
Students have to write a short paragraph, commenting on their opinions on reality TV.
For their speaking test, students will complete a photo card discussion

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