This course builds on the skills learned in French 6 and 7. Students develop their oral communication, reading and listening comprehension, and writing skills. This course is taught exclusively in French. Students continue to acquire practical vocabulary and idioms and learn more advanced grammatical structures. Reading and writing increases in sophistication.
Students work with films, videos and news to improve their comprehension. They read various children books and write and illustrate their own books. They complete different projects, make an iMovie, continue learning about the French-speaking world via current event articles. At the end of the year, students have a 15-minute conversation with their teacher and write a one-page essay.