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French A (RAA)

Sequence of completion

It is recommended that the courses are completed in numerical order. Nationwide and school-based specialisation courses are completed after the compulsory courses.

xLraa1 The French language and my world
The course links lower and upper secondary language acquisition and strengthens the
knowledge of basic structures. The course covers everyday life topics including hobbies and
relationships between friends and family. Numerical grading.


xLraa2 Good life
The course deals with the topics of well­being and relationships using various media.
Numerical grading.


xLraa3 Cultural phenomena
The theme of the course is culture and students study a variety of cultural phenomena in
France and in other French speaking countries broadly. Students also create different types of
texts and presentations of the topic. Numerical grading.


xLraa4 Society and the surrounding world
The course focuses on different societal phenomena and how members of societies act
individually and collectively. Learning methods include analysing news broadcasts and
authentic articles. Numerical grading.


xLraa5 Nature, science and future
The topics include visions of the future, technology, sustainable lifestyles and innovations.
Numerical grading.


xLraa6 Studies and working life
The course deepens the concept of language skills as a work life skill and as social capital.
The topics cover students’ plans regarding studies and careers as well as everyday life after
secondary school. Students write a CV and practice job interviews. Numerical grading.


Nationwide specialisation courses


xLraa7 Versatile texts
In this course students analyse and produce different text types, such as fiction and nonfiction,
narrative, descriptive, reflective, guiding and commenting texts in a form of either a traditional
text or using the possibilities of multimedia. Numerical grading.


xLraa8 Oral communication
The course deepens the students’ skills in producing speech and understanding spoken
language. About ⅔ of the course is oral exercises and about ⅓ is an oral course exam. At the
end of the course students participate in the oral language skills exam by the National Board of
Education and receive a certificate. The maximum number of participants is 20. Numerical
grading.

 

School­based specialisation course


xLraa9 (together with xLrab29/ xLrab311) Senior year French prep course

The course prepares students for the matriculation examination and students get to practice
different exercise types and answering techniques. In order to participate, students must first
pass all the compulsory courses. Vocabulary and grammar revised as needed. Grading: Completed.

xlraa10 Culture course

During the course the students learn about the media and various aspects of culture in France and in other French speaking countries. These cultural aspects include for example literature, poetry, music, film, art and fashion. A trip to a French speaking country might be included in the course. Grading: Completed.