French IV & V

Full-year course. French IV and French V are offered as a combined course. Students are able to take the course twice and receive full high school credit for each year. The textbook, which covers two years of high school French study, will be taught in halves; one half will be offered one year, and the other half will be offered the second year--it does not matter if they start with the first half or the second half. To specify which year we are on, we use “Year A” when we talk about the class using the first half of the book, and “Year B” for the course that uses the second half of the book.

This course is modeled on intermediate college-level French courses. It is designed  to excite students about the language and cultures of French-speaking countries. The course combines French IV and French V, covering  the college text Intrigue: lange, culture et mystère dans le monde francophone over two years. Students completing both years will complete the full French high school offerings at the Well-Trained Mind Academy and be prepared for ongoing study at the intermediate college level.

Students completing a fourth or fifth year of language study at the Well-Trained Mind Academy are in a great position to apply for the Global Seal of Biliteracy. Eligible students receive information about applying for the Seal and testing from their instructors in the late fall of each year. 

Click here to read about the Well-Trained Mind Academy's approach to world language learning. Note: We do not offer a delayed section for this course due to the live interaction that is key to learning language.

Prerequisite: French III or IV; French IV or V Placement Test

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  • Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)
  • Click here to purchase the course texts.
    • Intrigue: langue, culture et mystère dans le monde francophone, 3rd Edition with multi-year digital access
    • Pronounce it Perfectly in French: With Audio CDs (Barron's Foreign Language Guides)
  • Class meets twice per week for one hour and fifteen minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 10-12.
  • Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded 1 World Languages credit upon completion of this course.
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