Full-year course. This introductory course is designed to excite younger 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.
A note on our middle school offerings: students in the logic stage (grades 6-9) benefit from different instructional strategies, and will thrive when spending additional time with grammar instruction. This course moves through the same core textbook as the high school course, but at half pace. Students who complete Foundational French 1A and 1B will have covered all the topics necessary for moving into French II (high school level) at the Well-Trained Mind Academy.
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.
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- À plus 1, published by Éditions Maison des Langues.
- Gaab, Carol. Brandon Brown Veut Un Chien. ISBN 9781935575993
Class meets twice per week for 50-55 minutes.
Class cap: 15 students.
Designed for grades 6-9.
Students who complete both French 1A and French 1B may be awarded 1 Foreign Languages high school credit.