NCEA Level 2 French


  • Use language to express and justify your own ideas and opinions and support or challenge those of others
  • Use and identify language that enables you to respond critically to texts
  • Communicate information, ideas and opinions through increasingly complex and varied texts
  • Engage in sustained interaction and produce extended text

Course Content

Over the year we will study some of the following topics:

  • Friendships and relationships
  • Future plans and part time work
  • French speaking countries
  • Short stories, films
  • Health and leisure

We often choose topics as a class so the list above is just a rough guide of what we may study.

As part of your Internal assessment component you will create an interaction portfolio and either a writing portfolio or a speech.


There are three internal assessment tasks to choose from, you will complete two. The interaction standard is compulsory, you will choose between the speech and the writing portfolio. Externally assessed standards are examined nationally at the end of the year.

Qualification Gained

Full course completion — 19 or 20 credits in NCEA French Level 2

In consultation with your teacher there may be a possibility for some students to complete a maximum of 24 credits

International Language Certificate (optional)

This subject has links with

Spanish, English, History, Geography, Economics, Travel and Tourism, Commerce and Trade

Entry Requirements

NCEA French Level 1

Next Step

NCEA French Level 3

Achievement Standards

  • 91118 2.1 5 Credits External Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken French texts on familiar matters
  • 91120 2.2 4 Credits Internal Give a spoken presentation in French that communicates information, ideas and opinions
  • 91119 2.3 5 Credits Internal Interact using spoken French to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations
  • 91121 2.4 5 Credits External Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written/visual French text(s) on familiar matter
  • 91122 2.5 5 Credits Internal Write a variety of text types in French to convey information, ideas and opinions in genuine contexts

Students will choose between 2.2 and 2.5

Course Contribution

Workbook and subscriptions to online resources: $70