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Foreign Language | French
French 1 (Beginning French), Part One

Discover the beauty of French, a rich and melodious language that is also an analytical language that encourages critical thinking in the student.

Total classes: 13

Prerequisite: A passion for learning French

Suggested grade level: 8th to 12th

Suggested credit: One full semester French or Foreign Language


More than 220 million people speak French on all five continents. Therefore, the ability to speak French is an advantage on the international job market. It is a culture that has influenced the Western World, and the Americas, and it is a beautiful and fun language to learn.

In Part One, we will learn the French sounds, basic vocabulary to describe the classroom, ourselves, our families, our clothing, our feelings, determinants (such as articles, possessive and demonstrative adjectives), numbers 0 to 69, how to greet each other, how to conjugate verbs of the first group, second group, and some commonly used verbs of the third group in the present tense.


Week One: Greetings, presenting Moodle, course syllabus and expectations/grading; French sounds, cognates, French pronouns;

Week Two: Vowel sounds, more cognates, present tense of verbs Avoir and Etre, vocabulary about family;

Week Three: Polite expressions, questions, numbers 1-20, present tense of verb Aller;

Week Four: Review 1, Test 1;

Week Five: Semi-consonnes sounds, name of parts of the body, demonstrative adjectives, present tense of verbs from the first group (-er ending);

Week Six: Nasal sounds, clothes, this and that, voici/voila/il y a, numbers 20-100

Week Seven: Feelings, present tense of verb Faire;

Week Eight: Review 2, Test 2;

Week Nine: Agreement of Adjectives/nouns, colors, grammatical gender of countries, negatives;

Week Ten: Questions and building sentences, writing a short narrative;

Week Eleven: Telling time, Present tense of second group verbs (-ir ending)

Week Twelve: place and position, preposition “de”, present tense of Prendre;

Week Thirteen: Review 3, Test 3

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: First Start French level 1 Student Edition, by Danielle L. Schultz, Memoria Press; 2007, ISBN: 978-1-93095-365-9 (https://amzn.to/2rAC5Mm)

Homework: Learning a second language is demanding. Depending on your goals, a minimum of 30 minutes a day is recommended. To help the memorization of the vocabulary words and grammar rules, different exercises have been developed for this class. There are: recordings for the vocabulary words, or the lesson of the week, the student can listen and repeat what he hears to develop his speech; quizzes on Moodle; and the exercises from the Student book. Quizlet sets (always in progress) help him memorize the meaning of words, their grammatical gender, their spelling and conjugation of verbs. Each week, a unique assignment has been created by the teacher for grading purposes, except the week the students have a test.

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