In this course, the student will begin their foreign language study through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. In first semester, students topics include greetings, numbers 0-30, likes & dislikes, leisure activities, physical descriptions, family and pets. Second-semester students will cover school subjects, the calendar, telling time, sports, weather and foods. Through these topics students learn to express themselves using an ever-increasing vocabulary, present tense verbs, articles and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course to help the learner focus on the French-speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is a high school level course and is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.
- Listening – Students will understand the main idea and supporting details of spoken language that incorporates familiar vocabulary and structures and respond appropriately.
- Reading – Students will understand selected written materials on various topics.
- Speaking – Students will apply knowledge of French pronunciation and intonation patterns in various situations.
- Writing – Students will respond to statements or questions in French; write compositions and conversations on selected topics, which incorporate description, detail, and accurate grammatical structures.
- Culture – Students will explain how aspects of the French-speaking culture differ from their own and discuss the influence of the French-speaking culture in the global community.