M/J Exploratory French, Advanced (#0701025) 

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The course was/will be terminated at the end of School Year 2020 - 2021

Course Standards

Name Description
WL.K12.NH.1.1: Demonstrate understanding of familiar topics and frequently used expressions supported by a variety of actions.
WL.K12.NH.1.2: Demonstrate understanding of short conversations in familiar contexts.
WL.K12.NH.2.1: Determine main idea from simple texts that contain familiar vocabulary used in context.
WL.K12.NH.3.1: Engage in short social interactions using phrases and simple sentences.
WL.K12.NH.3.4: Ask and answer a variety of questions about personal information.
WL.K12.NM.1.4: Demonstrate understanding of simple information supported by visuals through a variety of media.
WL.K12.NM.1.5: Demonstrate understanding of simple rhymes, songs, poems, and read aloud stories.
WL.K12.NM.1.6: Follow short, simple directions.
WL.K12.NM.2.4: Recognize words and phrases when used in context on familiar topics.
WL.K12.NM.3.2: Participate in basic conversations using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
WL.K12.NM.3.3: Ask simple questions and provide simple responses related to personal preferences.
WL.K12.NM.3.5: Understand and use in context common concepts (such as numbers, days of the week, etc.) in simple situations.
WL.K12.NM.3.6: Use appropriate gestures, body language, and intonation to clarify a message.
WL.K12.NM.3.7: Understand and respond appropriately to simple directions.
WL.K12.NM.3.8: Differentiate among oral statements, questions, and exclamations in order to determine meaning.
WL.K12.NM.4.2: Present personal information about self and others.
WL.K12.NM.4.3: Express likes and dislikes.
WL.K12.NM.4.4: Provide an account of daily activities.
WL.K12.NM.4.6: Present simple information about a familiar topic using visuals.
WL.K12.NM.5.2: Fill out a simple form with basic information.
WL.K12.NM.5.3: Write simple sentences about self and/or others.
WL.K12.NM.5.6: Pre-write by drawing pictures to support ideas related to a task.
WL.K12.NM.6.1: Recognize basic practices and perspectives of cultures where the target language is spoken (such as greetings, holiday celebrations, etc.)
WL.K12.NM.6.2: Recognize common patterns of behavior (such as body language, gestures) and cultural practices and/or traditions associated with the target culture(s).
WL.K12.NM.6.3: Participate in age-appropriate and culturally authentic activities such as celebrations, songs, games, and dances.
WL.K12.NM.6.4: Recognize products of culture (e.g., food, shelter, clothing, transportation, toys).
WL.K12.NM.8.2: Recognize true and false cognates in the target language and compare them to own language.
WL.K12.NM.8.3: Identify celebrations typical of the target culture and one’s own.
WL.K12.NM.9.2: Participate in simple presentations, activities, and cultural events in local, global, and/or online communities.
LAFS.68.RH.1.2 (Archived Standard): Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
LAFS.68.WHST.1.1 (Archived Standard): Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
  1. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
  2. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
  3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
  4. Establish and maintain a formal style.
  5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
LAFS.8.SL.1.1 (Archived Standard): Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  1. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
  2. Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
  3. Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.
  4. Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.
LAFS.8.SL.1.3 (Archived Standard): Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
LAFS.8.SL.2.4 (Archived Standard): Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.

General Course Information and Notes


M/J Exploratory French, Advanced, is a continuation of M/J Exploratory French, Beginning and Intermediate. Students will expand upon their knowledge of the target language and culture which they acquired in previous French courses. Students continue practicing beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing. Also, culture, connections, comparisons and communities are included in this semester course.

This course shall integrate the Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter. It also must reflect appropriate Next Generation Sunshine State Standards benchmarks and Florida Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics.

The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of proficiency, rather than grade levels.


This course is a one semester advanced exploratory course that will ideally be offered in seventh or eighth grade and will be the last in a series of three exploratory courses to introduce students to French language and culture. Together with M/J Exploratory French, Beginning, and Intermediate, it will provide students with the option of taking an exploratory language course each year of middle school.

General Information

Course Number: 0701025 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades 6 to 8 Education Courses > Subject: World Languages > SubSubject: French >
Abbreviated Title: M/J EXPL FRENCH ADV
Course Attributes:
  • Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Required
  • Florida Standards Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Terminated

Educator Certifications

French (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
French (Secondary Grades 7-12)

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