COURSE SYLLABUS French I students will be working out of the textbook D'ACCORD.
Succinctly stated, the standards for Foreign Language learning are COMMUNICATION and CULTURE. Students in French I will practice & develop skills in COMMUNICATION through reading, writing, listening and speaking French in an immersion environment throughout the school year. CULTURE lessons are woven through every themed unit as we learn vocabulary and grammar.
AT THE END OF THE THIS FIRST YEAR COURSE, STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
1. Recite the French alphabet and spell words using the French pronunciation of letters.
2. Respond to and initiate greetings, introduce themselves - say goodbye as well as hello.
3. Ask how someone is and respond to the question asking how they are.
4. Tell time.
5. Describe themselves as well as other people using adjectives.
6. Ask and tell where objects are in relation to each other using prepositions (behind, beside, under...)
7. Identify classroom objects.
8. Identify family members using relationship vocabulary.
9. Ask someone's nationality and tell their own nationality or nationality of origin.
10.Ask who someone is and tell who they are.
11.Describe activities they commonly do before, during and after class.
12.Describe their own class schedule and ask another student about their schedule.
13.Ask and tell the date, day of the week, month and year.
14. Give their opinion about school, friends, family, food and activities.
15.Tell the color of a variety of objects.
16.Identify articles of clothing and describe outfits worn by themselves and others.
17.Ask for and tell the cost of an item.
18.Count to 100.
19.Use expressions of common courtesy: please, thank you, you're welcome.
20.Tell where they are from and ask where someone else is from.
21.Use negatives, say what something is not.
22.Tell what they like, prefer, dislike.
23.Describe their home, name the rooms of a house, give their address.
24.Tell their age and ask the age of classmates.
25.Use possessive adjectives to tell what belongs to them or to others.
26.Tell their phone number.
27.Identify facial features and parts of the body.
28.Use interrogatives: who? what? where? when? why? how much? and be able to respond appropriately when asked those same questions.
29.Order food & drinks in a restaurant setting.
30.Give commands and/or suggestions using the imperative.
31.Observe proper etiquette: knowing when to use tu or vous, casual or formal language.
32.Use verbs correctly (être, avoir, other commonly used verbs; using the correct verb form with a subject)
MATERIALS NEEDED Students should come to class prepared EACH DAY!!
1. Textbook-COVERED, PLEASE!!
2. Writing utensil (pen or pencil, NOT marker or crayon!)
3. Writing paper (which can be kept in the binder for use when necessary)
4. Dry erase marker (for use with the personal White Board) and something to use as eraser
* I strongly suggest students have a headset w/ microphone if possible. We have computers in the room, and will frequently practice speaking/recording for playback & evaluation. If the headset with microphone is not feasible, then students should try to AT LEAST have a set of earphones or earbuds for online listening activities.