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Course design (2 YEAR PLAN)

(FRENCH IB 11 AND 12)


Theme 1 : Identities
FIRST YEAR OF AB INITIO COURSE :
Topics Conceptual Objectives Links to TOK and CAS International Number
understanding mindedness of hours
1. Personal Audience: Students Students will know TOK: How does the Students get to know 10 hours
attributes explore how to how to introduce language impact the the profiles of
Apparence introduce themselves themselves, their way we define and different people
personnelle to other people friends, their house introduce ourselves? around the world,
• Personnalité and their family with with other features
• Vêtements relevant adjectives. CAS: Students paint an and personalities
• Détails personnels : image describing
adresse, âge, themselves.
nationalité, langue(s)
2. personal Audience: Students Students can TOK: Does our family Students discover 5 hours
relationship explore how to communicate in a impact the way we how family systems
Voisins communicate about basic way about their learn a language? around the world are
• Famille family to other people family and make impacted by culture
• Amis others understand CAS: students
• Travail/Affaires the relationships exchange their family
• Animaux within the family for a weekend and
must do some
activities with them.
3. eating and Purpose: Students Students are able to TOK: Is there a link Students discover 10 hours
drinking understand the link talk about what they between culture and eating and drinking
eat for the different habits of people in
Cuisiner : équipement, between culture and meals of the day. what we eat/don’t France and other
ingrédients, directives, eating/drinking They are able to eat? francophone
quantité, ustensiles order food in a countries
• Alimentation saine, restaurant and buy CAS: All students
mal bouffe, allergies, food in a shop (shops, choose a recipe they
restrictions food/drink ítems, would like to make
alimentaires verb “to go”, other students
• Boutiques, marchés expressions of discover, explain the
et supermarchés quantity, “I would recipe in class. They
• Restaurants et like”) make it at home and
menus the food is then
• Traditions culinaires brought to less
fortunate families.
4. physical Purpose: Students Students will be able TOK: Is physical well- Students discover 5 hours
wellbeing discover how to have a to talk about their being related to healthy ways of living
balanced diet and lifestyle and health. healthy mind? that are originating
Corps healthy lifestyle from other cultures
• Santé : style de vie, CAS: Students all bring
fitness, régime, stress a healthy lunch to eat
• Personnes travaillant during break and
dans les soins de santé explain their choice in
(médecins, front of the class.
infirmiers/infirmières,
spécialistes,
chirurgiens,
etc.)
• Maladies,
dépendances, troubles
de l’alimentation,
obésité
• Médicaments :
pharmacies,
prescriptions,
traitements

Theme 2 : Éxperiences

Topics Conceptual Objectives Links to TOK and CAS International Number


understanding mindedness of hours
1. Daily routine Context: Students learn Students can talk TOK: Do we learn more Students discover 5 hours
À la maison how to talk about their about their daily if we follow a routine their model of
• À l’école routines and discover routine (time, or if we sometimes routine is not the
• Dans le milieu de other routines from activities, expressions break it? same all around the
travail other cultures of time) world
• Achats : argent, CAS: Ask students to
achats en ligne, stay back every week
boutiques to help those who are
• Interaction sociale : week in French.
introductions,
politesse
• Activités du
weekend
Journées de la
semaine
• Adverbes de
fréquence
• Dire l’heure
2. Leisure Context: Students learn Students can CAS: Students give Students discover 5 hours
Activités et passe- about their personal exchange ideas about after-school reading similarities and
temps and cultural differences leisure with other class to illiterate differences between
• Installations et lieux regarding leisure teenagers children so that they leisure of French and
• Sport : équipement, may enjoy reading Indian teenagers
événements, types
• Sédentarisme (jeux
vidéo, visionnement
en rafale, rapport avec
l’obésité)
3. Holidays Meaning: Students Students can TOK: Does a human Is there eco-tourism 5 hours
Logement explore the importance communicate about need vacation or is it in the target country?
• Activités et of traveling and past and future an invention? What are the tourist
excursions meeting other people holidays (perfect attractions in your
• Types de vacances : from different cultures tense, near future CAS: Every student target country?
plage, ville, aventure, tense, activities, spends a day of Students learn about
famille, éco-tourisme description of places) vacation with under many different places
• Coutumes locales, privileged children and in the world and what
nourriture, traditions teach them French can be done over
• Information songs/ craft there.
touristique
• Voyage :
arrangements, tarifs,
réservations, plaintes
4. Festivals and Context: Students learn Students can describe TOK: Do humans need Students get to see 4 hours
Celebrations about the relation different festivals and festivals to express that their festivals
Célébrations familiales between languages, celebrations from their culture? and celebrations are
(anniversaires, cultures and festivals different cultures not the best and that
mariages, etc.) CAS: Students there is a tight link
• Festivals (carnaval, celebrate their between culture and
folklorique, religieux, birthday with poor festivals
etc.) families and relate
• Fêtes : nationales, their experience orally
publiques, religieuses in front of the class
• Rites de passage
• Traditions
Theme 3 : Human Ingenuity
Topics Conceptual Objectives Links to TOK and CAS International Number
understanding mindedness of hours
1. Transport Purpose: students Students are able to CAS: Ask the students Students learn about 6 hours
Conduite et régles understand the talk about tranport to imagine and create transport issues that
• Directions et positive and negative they use and positive in 3D the model of are common to many
signalisation impacts of different and negative points their ideal means of countries
• Urgences et transports in their life for each of them transport ans talk
accidents about the advantages
• Moyens de transport in French
• Transport public
2. Entertainment Context: Students Students are able to TOK: Can humans learn Students discover 4 hours
Art discover that learning a talk about what they through similarities of tastes
• Célébrités, paparazzi language through like/dislike to watch entertainment? in entertainment in
• Télévision, séries et entertaining channels and read Europe and India
films is posible
• Musique et concerts CAS: Students create a
• Théâtre video about their
• Lieux favorite book or movie
to make other
students understand
the story, plot and
characters in French
3. Media Meaning: Students Students are able to TOK: Are people Students understand 6 hours
Publicité learn that media have understand news on influenced by what that some
• Nouvelles et presse an impact on the TV or radio about media presents? Can cultures/countries
• Partialité perception people may basic random topics media enable effective negatively presented
• TV et radio have of a country or learning? Mostly, do by most media are
• Types de culture they have a positive or actually not what
programmes negative impact on us? they seem
• Gens dans les
médias
• Internet
• Médias sociaux
4. Technology Purpose: Students Students are able to TOK: Do we learn more Students understand 8 hours
Cyber relations : cyber discover how their life talk about internet / faster / better with the global impact of
intimidation, partage, is impacted by and other technology? technology on the
vie privée, rencontres technologies technologies citizens of all
• Cyber sécurité impacting their life CAS: Students research countries
• Jeux en ligne about all technologies
• Internet : service in their life, create a
bancaire, giant poster and
divertissement, display it in the hall of
recherche, shopping
• Téléphones mobiles the school. Labled in
• Utilisation de la French.
technologie :
éducation, loisirs,
travail,
divertissement,
communication
• Avantages et
inconvénients
SECOND YEAR OF AB INITIO COURSE :
Theme 4: Social organisation
Topics Conceptual Objectives Links to TOK and CAS International Number
understanding mindedness of hours
1. Neighbourhood Context: Students Students are able to TOK: Does the Students become 6 hours
Types d’habitation : discover how to be describe their house neighbourhood we aware that
appartement, maison, actively involved in and neighbourhood were born in or lived in everybody’s own
chalet, studio their neighbourhood (prepositions, house, impact our way of involvment and
• Installations : life and to have an neighbourhood, speaking? action in their own
banque, poste, impact in their direct events) neighbourhood can
récréation, recyclage, enrironment CAS: Students take impact the whole
espaces ouverts, care of an isolated world
boutiques elder person in their
• Municipalités : ville, neighbourhood on a
grande ville, village weekly basis during a
• Activités whole semester
communautaires
• Voisins
• Problèmes
(pollution, déchets,
sans-abris, circulation)
• Transport public
• Directions
2. Education Context: Students learn Students are able to TOK: Are there many Students become 6 hours
Types d’école (privée, about the different talk about their ways of learning? Are aware of different
d’état, mixte, educational systems school facilities, some school systems school systems and
pensionnat, école à school routine, enabling students to their own benefits
domicile, etc.) teachers and subjects learn more or more and of the issues
• Équipement et effectively? How? students face at their
fournitures level all around the
• Examens et CAS: Students draw world (what subject is
évaluation their ideal school, difficult, what they
• Installations present it in front of like, what teachers
• Matières scolaires, the class and defend are like,
horaire et activités their choice homework,…)
parascolaires
• Calendrier scolaire
• Uniformes
• Règlements
• Niveaux (jardin
d’enfants, université,
etc.)
3. Workplace Variation: Students Students are able to TOK: Does the Students learn the 8 hours
Métiers et professions learn about language tell what they are workplace requires a similarities in all
• Qualifications used in the world of going to do later on different language? workplaces around
• Chômage work and why (Jobs, How much do we learn the world but also the
• Applications justifying, simple in a workplace differences of work
• Conditions de travail future and compared to what we cultures in order to
: collègues de travail, conditional tenses) learn at school? get prepared for later
salaire, horaire, stress, on
avantages sociaux, CAS: Students work as
promotions internees in different
organizations during
winter break and
relate their experience
in front of the class
4. Social Issues Context: Students Students are able to TOK: Where do social Students become 6 hours
Questions d’identité understand their role talk about dfferent issues come from? more aware of social
sexuelle in the society social issues in France How can we treat issues that have
• Discrimination them? Can social affected or are
• Stéréotypes et issues bring changes? affecting France in
préjugés order to understand
• Crime et système de the culture and
justice French people better
• Sans-abris
• Mariage et famille
• Santé publique
• Chômage
Theme 5 : Sharing the planet
Topics Conceptual Objectives Links to TOK and CAS International Number
understanding mindedness of hours
1. Climate Purpose: Students Students are able to TOK: How do humans Students realize the 20 hours
Changements understand the impact talk about human impact the earth is the common
climatiques men have on the impact on the environment? Can cutody of all humans
• Désastres naturels environment, how it environment and are pollution ever be and that only a
• Saisons affects the students’ able to wrire and talk justified? In the long collective action will
• Météo : conditions, life and what students in order to convince run, does economic slow down or reverse
conséquences sur la can do to protect other people how to development depend the destruction
vie quotidienne, biodiversity change their habits to on effective protection process of the
prévisions save the planet of the environment? environment

CAS: Students visit


poor communities to
convince them of the
benefits of recycling
for the environment
and themselves
2. Physical Purpose : Discussing Students will identify social media posting Compare the physical 5 hours
Geography the advantages and the physical features geography of the
Caractéristiques disadvantages of living of the target culture. target culture
géographiques de in different compared to the
base (montagne, geographical areas student own culture
colline, vallée, rivière,
champ, île, etc.)
• Zones rurales
• Zones urbaines
• Continents, pays,
capitales, (cartes)
3. Environment Purpose : Preserving Students identify Creation of a Environmental issues 5 hours
Espèces menacées the environment, measures to be taken promotional video to of the target culture
• Ressources facing the challenges to improve conditions limit the compared to the
naturelles around them environmental impact student own culture
• Pollution
• Recyclage et in school, to be
réutilisation presented in assembly
• Durabilité
• Déchets
4. Global Issues Purpose : What can we Students identify the Debate: can today’s Discuss the global 5 hours
Organismes de do to reduce the global issues and give global issues be issues in relation to
charité/de misery in the world. advice to improve tackled also at a local the target country
bienfaisance conditions around level?
• Énergie them
• Droits de l’homme
• Migration :
immigration, réfugiés
• Paix et guerre
• Population
• Pauvreté
• Terrorisme