French 1 A (05050521)

French 1 A (05050521)


1.0 Credit; Unweighted
Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12
Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily

This course introduces college bound students to the French language and culture.  Students gain exposure to the language through video scenes, recorded conversations, music and frequent interactive classroom activities.  The class proceeds at a moderate pace and students should expect homework assignments for additional practice of classroom activities.  Students develop gradually a familiarity with the French phonetic system for an accurate spelling and pronunciation of words.  Students learn about countries where French is spoken and examine the difference between American and French culture.  By the end of the course, students are able to function in written and oral form in a variety of areas, such as expressing likes and dislikes, and describing their school, families, and friends. Students in level French 1A wishing to move to French 2A must have a “C” and a teacher recommendation. Students wishing to move on to French 2H or French 3H must have an “A” in the course, a teacher recommendation, and must complete a summer assignment to move up to the Honors level.