French 2

Mme Derfeuil - Salle 110

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Google Classroom Code : 7hxdz25


Bienvenue dans le cours de Français 2! 


It is a pleasure to continue your French instruction with you this year! In French 2, you will begin crawling in French, developing your linguistic legs by exploring more complex structures, verb tenses and vocabulary. We will also deepen our knowledge of the French-speaking world and its various cultures. You will begin to really express yourself with more and more proficiency in French this year! Get used to Mme Derfeuil asking you to “développez et expliquez un peu plus votre réponse”. Stretch out your linguistic muscles! The games are about to begin!  


The materials 

  • Our textbook is Bien Dit! 2. Please bring it to class every day. You can expect to bring it home most evenings as well to complete your assignments. 


Course Sequence


Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

  • Describing friends and family, after school activities 

  • Adjectives

  • -er; -ir and -re verbs

  • La cursive

  • School places and events, computing

  • Something, nothing

  • For, during, ago

  • Irregular verbs

  • La ringuette

  • Camping, nature, animals

  • Passé composé, imparfait

  • Future tense

  • Les parcs nationaux

  • Celebrations, party preparations

  • Direct and indirect object pronouns

  • Negative expressions

  • Le carnaval

  • Morning routine

  • Daily routine

  • Reflexive verbs

  • All, any

  • Quimper

  • Parts of the body, injuries, illnesses, health

  • Subjunctive

  • The conditional 

  • Si clauses


  • Fruits, vegetables, cooking, food shopping

  • The object pronouns y and en

  • Le sirop d’érable

  • Childhood activities

  • Country life

  • Passé composé, imparfait

  • The comparative and the superlative

  • Paris/province

  • Movies and books, television shows and music

  • Relative pronouns

  • Interrogative pronouns

  • Demonstrative pronouns

  • Le festival de Cannes

  • Vacation vocabulary


Homework (40% of the trimester grade)

No late homework is accepted unless with a valid excuse such as illness. 

  • Homework assignments will be written on the board each day in the classroom and posted on the Google Classroom website.

  • Homework could consist of revision of material, listening to a song or video, a writing assignment, an oral assignment, completing grammar exercises or doing research. 

  • You will be graded on each assignment that you submit. The grade scale is as follows :  a ⇃+ (corresponds to 95),⇃(85) and ⇃- (75) system.  Any effort that warrants less than a 75 will receive a number grade such as 65 or 50. For outstanding work, you will receive a ⇃++ - the equivalent of 100 in the gradebook. 

  • Any assignment you do not submit will be counted as a zero in the grade book.


Quizzes - (vocabulary/culture quizzes are worth 25% and grammar/culture quizzes are worth 25% of the trimester grade)

  • You will have two types of quizzes in this course : vocabulary and grammar/culture

  • You will be given the dates of upcoming quizzes at least one week prior to the quiz. 

  • For all quizzes, there will be a period of revision the day before. 


Participation (10% of the trimester grade) - attitude + effort

  • Do you come to class on time each day with all materials?

  • Do you try hard on each activity and try to speak French as much as possible?

  • Are you respectful of your classmates, the teacher and the classroom?

  • Do you ever come to class with a new French website you have found, article or song that could benefit everyone?


How are year end grades determined?

Trimester 1 grade - 25%

Trimester 2 grade - 25% 

Midterm Exam - 10%

Trimester 3 - 25%

Final Exam - 15%


French is not just work in the classroom!

  • We will have ciné nights, French food, guest speakers and Skype calls with French friends, play French games and sports and read a French magazine all to practice our French.


Great websites 





  • Great videos that explain French concepts in less than 2 minutes – UN JOUR UNE QUESTION –


Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time about any aspect of the course. I welcome your questions, feedback and suggestions. Let’s make this a great year together! ~Mme Derfeuil