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Bienvenue! Welcome! Come and join various native French speakers as they give students a lively introduction to the language and its rich culture. Join them in their everyday environment as they take students through different daily scenarios and give them the necessary skills to read, write, and speak French.In this course, students learn the basic French language. After one semester, students will be able to engage in conversation in French including greeting people, introducing themselves, and exchanging basic information with others. Students learn to count from one to 1,000 and make simple sentences in both spoken and written French. Students continue to develop their French skills in semester two.New words and phrases are introduced with pictures, audio clips, and examples. Students learn basic French grammar to help them build fluency and understand the structure of the French language. Students have many opportunities to practice what they learn through interactive practice activities in the form of games, written practice, and listening and speaking exercises.Students also explore the cultures of France, Canada, and other French-speaking regions by learning about geography, foods, celebrations, and traditions from each place. Bon Voyage! Enjoy the trip!

Segment One

Module 01 - Présentations

  • Famous locations in Paris
  • Main events in France’s history
  • How to pronounce French
  • How to say your name and ask for someone’s name
  • Cognates and borrowed words
  • Numbers 1-10, greetings and asking how someone is
  • Saying how you are
  • Classroom objects
  • Definite and indefinite objects
  • Say where you are from
  • Where French is spoken and why it is important to learn French
  • Employment opportunities for French-speakers.

Module 02 - Quand?

  • Train travel in France vs. the US.
  • Numbers to 70
  • Calendar vocabulary
  • Seasons
  • How to tell time in French
  • To talk about likes and dislikes
  • French accent marks, and subject pronouns

Module 03 - Qui suis-je?

  • French-speaking Africa
  • How to conjugate être
  • Forming plural nouns
  • Form questions
  • Make statements negative
  • Describe family members
  • Using adjective agreement

Module 04 - Ma ville

  • Community vocabulary
  • The verb aller
  • Vocabulary related to classrooms and desktops
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Numbers to the thousands
  • Irregular adjectives

Module 05 - Mes choses

  • Shopping in Paris
  • Avoir
  • Talking about needs
  • Clothing
  • Colors
  • Adjective agreement
  • Avoir expressions

Segment Two

Module 06 - Une grande ville

  • Strasbourg
  • Caracassone
  • City vocabulary
  • A review of telling time
  • Transportation
  • Going places
  • Entertainment
  • être à, verb review, -er verbs
  • System changing verbs
  • Prepositions à and de

Module 07 - Le temps

  • La Tour Eiffel
  • Nice
  • The Alps
  • Weather in France
  • Vocabulary related to the weather
  • Activities for different weather conditions, du, de la, and de l'
  • Faire
  • Negative Statements
  • le future proche, disjunctive pronouns

Module 08 - Les loisirs

  • Bretagne
  • Northwestern France
  • Television vocabulary
  • Sports
  • -ir verbs
  • Astérix
  • Irregular adjectives
  • ce, cette and quel

Module 09 - Notre monde

  • Le minitel
  • French Indochina
  • Describing where things are located
  • Countries
  • Irregular –ir verbs
  • Canada
  • The use of Use of à, au, aux, en, de, du, des, d'