Things have changed
Language classes aren't what they used to be. Gone are the days of verb sheets and grammar lessons. The new French curriculum is focused on action oriented tasks. This means that students are given tasks that resemble real world activities and they work toward achieving them. The idea is, and the research supports it, students will learn the necessary grammar and vocabulary by actually performing a task, as opposed to doing verb sheets and oral tests. The new curriculum is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages or CEFR for short.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages