Students continue the study of French language and culture, with emphasis on the development of communicative competence. French II centers on further development of students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the target language. Students begin to show a greater level of accuracy when using basic language structures. They focus on communicating information about their immediate world and daily activities as they encounter more complex features of the language. Vocabulary, grammar and language structures are presented in real-life contexts and are developed around specific communicative functions. Emphasis continues to be placed on the use of French within and beyond the classroom, with the integration of authentic materials into instruction to learn about the cultures of the French-speaking world.