10 French

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss T. Clarke

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 French or equivalent.

What do we do in Year 10 French?
  • learn to have conversations in French,
  • broaden our knowledge of the language through a wider vocabulary base and through learning to use this vocabulary in a variety of situations,
  • learn how to talk about our past experiences (where we went on holiday, what we did yesterday...) and our future plans (what we are going to do tonight, this weekend, next year…),
  • hear about and sometimes experience French public holidays and celebrations (e.g. eating a galette des rois),
  • do virtual visits of Paris,
  • set up our own café or restaurant and try French food,
  • watch The Voice Kids France a couple of weeks after it is aired in France,
  • listen to French music,
  • attend the full French immersion day,
  • participate in the Auckland Junior French Speech Competition,
  • can choose to sit the DELF A1 exam (official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education).
  • and a lot more too.

Year 10 French topics:
We cover a range of new topics and we also go deeper into topics that we looked at in Year 9. We loosely follow the Studio 2 Rouge textbook by Pearson Education.

Screen and reading habits - what do I watch? What do I read? How do I use technology? How often? Why?

Holidays – when did I go there? With whom? How? What did I do there? How was it?

Paris – tourist activities and attractions. Designing an ideal itinerary.

My home life – where do I live? What is it like? What is its layout? Comparing objects. Meal times.

Who am I and who are the people around me? – how would I describe myself? Who do I get along with? What is my clothing style?

Talent shows – what is my talent? Giving advice. Giving excuses. Saying what or who is the best and the worst.

French café culture – creating a menu. Making a cooking video. Selling food. Ordering food.

A Term 1, Year 10 Speaking Interaction Example:

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

11 French

Becoming fluent in French is an end in itself but it is also a stepping stone to learning other languages, an invaluable skill to support any career and it's that extra aspect that employers look for in their employees. It enables you to stand out from other candidates. Regardless of your intended career, French will open doors to exciting new opportunities that would not otherwise be available to you. Let's not forget that French is spoken in over 50 countries around the world.

Career Pathways

Aeroplane Pilot, Registered Nurse, Author, Dancer, Hotel/Motel Manager, Flight Attendant, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Elected Government Representative, Fashion Designer, Journalist, Communications Professional, Interpreter, Maitre d’Hotel, Foreign Policy Officer, General Practitioner, Translator, Photographer, Tour Guide

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Optional but highly recommended: $23 Education Perfect (Note: One charge for all languages).

Students must also purchase a 1B5 exercise book (approximately $2.00).

Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities. These cost between $5 and $14 depending on the food that the student chooses.

Description Type Value
Education Perfect Voluntary $23.00

Useful Links Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.