We are introducing French materials for our teachers who were asking to use professionally designed content to teach French!
Like our English premium content, our French units are specifically designed to be used in the Virtual Classroom.
Teachers will find professionally developed content suitable for adults and young learners.
You can read our curriculum in French on this link.
The following is the overview of how the content is designed:
a. General Structure
Our curriculum is aligned and compliant with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for languages), covering levels A1 to C1 and organized as follows:
Young Learners I
Young Learners II
(Ages 5 to 7)
(Ages 8 to 11)
b. Unit Structure
Each unit represents a real-world competency that the student can immediately apply outside the classroom. Thus, for example, we do not do "Feelings" but "Describing Feelings;" nor "Jokes" but "Making and Understanding Jokes;" and not "New Ideas" but "Pitching an Idea."
Each unit/competency is divided into an identical, easy-to-follow format:
The "skills" sections make up the core of the unit. This is where the action takes place: the learner can practice the competency in question across all four language skills.
Grammar and vocabulary are presented as functional tools students need to perform the unit competency. The following exercises will help the student work on mastering the necessary skills. Our units cover all grammar and vocabulary topics that you will find in any standard FLE textbook. It is just that in the context of the unit, these topics are presented as functional to mastering the competency in question (rather than as abstract topics), so the student can immediately put the grammar and vocabulary topics into practice.
Each unit ends with a pronunciation section, followed by a review section with additional grammar, vocabulary, skills practice, and an optional real-life challenge (for students to apply what they have learned outside a classroom setting).
Special Note on Young Learners Curriculum Unit Structure: The Young Learners' materials follow the same unit structure but with additional games (for YL1 and YL2) and songs (for YL1 only). Games and/or songs are included in every unit to encourage young learners' agency and sustain their motivation. Each Young Learner unit has 1 to 4 games and 1 to 3 songs (YL1). The pronunciation slides also differ slightly to adapt to pronunciation acquisition and practice for learners aged 5 to 11.
To encourage formative assessment, we offer four exams per level. Each exam covers what was learned in the past 3-5 units.
There are two Production exercises and two Comprehension exercises for each unit in the exam, for 16-20 exercises per exam. The student does not need to do all of the exercises. To complete the exam, the student will need to choose one Production option (Speaking or Writing) and one Comprehension option (Listening or Reading) per unit in the exam to receive an assessment after completing 8-10 exercises in total. You are, of course, welcome to adapt and use the exams differently based on your own students or group of students' needs.
Each unit in the exam has a rubric to demonstrate if the student was able to master the competency in each unit, if the student is competent enough to move forward, or if the student needs to work more on the unit skills for further improvement before moving on to the following competency. Teachers can use the assessment rubric. The teacher uses the assessment rubric to evaluate students' expression while performing the competency, comprehension skills, vocabulary use, and grammatical structure.
Some students prefer to complete all units at a level without taking an exam to assess their progress, while others would like a complete assessment from their teachers. Again, it is entirely up to each teacher, student(s), and the instructional decisions that teachers and organizations make.
d. What does LearnCube's French Content Library include?
The table of contents for all our french units are available on the following links: