Year 8 French

LEVEL: Year 8

LENGTH: Full Year

Recommended background: This course is for beginners. It is not suitable for students who have studied in France and who are proficient background speakers.


Course used: Tapis Volant 1

Students will be introduced to the study of French through the development of:

  • Their ability to communicate in French
  • Knowledge and understanding of French culture and society and the capability to move between French and English and to make comparisons
  • Language learning skills

Communicative topics studied include self and family, nationality, animals, school routines, time, food and drink, leisure activities, physical characteristics, music and describing people.


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Achievement Standards as outlined in the Australian Curriculum Framework. Grades A to E will be used for reporting purposes.

Assessment contains aspects of intercultural literacy; listening; speaking; reading and writing with an emphasis placed on interactive communication skills.

Special Requirements: Activity Book 1

Leads to:  Year 9 French