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Course Title
Beginning French I


This first level French course will engage students with a unique integration of communicative building blocks and contemporary culture, providing the tools they need to build a solid foundation in introductory French.


Upon completion of this course, students will learn the basic structures of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary to be able to communicate comfortably in French and interact socially, both formally and informally, with others.



  • Greeting people
  • Spelling
  • Giving numerical information
  • Introducing yourself
  • Identifying people, places, and things
  • Academic subjects
  • Expressing dates
  • Learning to pronounce the alphabet and selected vowel sounds in French
  • Talking about nationalities
  • Expressing actions
  • Expressing disagreement
  • Learning to distinguish between and pronounce selected sounds in French
  • Talking about personalities, clothing, and colors
  • Expressing possession and sensations
  • Mentioning specific places or people
  • Getting information


Each section will also include pronunciation/accent practice, vocabulary, verb construction and other grammatical structure to help the student build conversational skills.  Exercises will be assigned, as found in the text, to help students practice and correct themselves as they progress.  French culture will also be introduced where appropriate.





Method of Instruction

Presentation of new material, “round table” discussion to motivate students and promote discussion, role playing, story telling. Instructor may supplement with field trips or additional material. Some examples include: eating at a local restaurant, visiting an art exhibit, etc.


1.  Exam:  None

2.  Demonstration of Skills:  Class attendance and participation

3.  Class Participation