French I

Course Description


Full-year course. This introductory course is designed to excite students about the language and cultures of French-speaking countries and give them a foundation for continued study in high school or at the college level. Over the course of the academic year, students will learn how to talk about their likes and dislikes, describe other people’s personalities and appearance, talk about favorite foods and order in a restaurant, and talk about travel using prepositions. Students will use skills in the following areas and build global competency skills for future careers and experience based on the World-readiness Standards for Learning Languages from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Click here to read about the Well-Trained Mind Academy’s approach to foreign language learning. Note: We do not offer a delayed section for this course due to the live interaction that is key to learning language.

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Required texts:

    • À plus 1, published by Éditions Maison des Langues. 
    • Nuits mystérieuses à Lyon. ISBN 9781935575627

Class meets twice per week for one hour and fifteen minutes.

Class cap: 15 students.

Designed for grades 7-11.

Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded 1 Foreign Languages credit upon completion of this course.