French II focuses on the expansion of basic vocabulary themes and basic grammatical structure in order to facilitate further development of basic language skills. The course is designed to help students build on the basic foundation of the French language previously acquired and to expand their vocabulary range. Students are equipped with several important grammar tools essential for communication in all time planes: past, present, and future, as they continue to practice French in speaking, writing, listening, and reading. At the completion of French II, students should be able to produce simple narration in speech and writing, as well as to comprehend and react to longer aural and written cues. Students continue to learn about various aspects of French and Francophone culture.