French 1 EVP
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Students begin their introduction to French by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit.
Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various French-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored.
The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). (Grades 9-12)
A stable Internet connection is needed for this class since all work is done online. A minimum connection speed of 5Mbps is required.
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: September 11 - January 28
Semester 2: January 29 - June 17
Times: Wednesday 11:00 AM or Wednesday 8:00 PM US Central time
From the Teacher
This course is the new Enriched Virtual Program version of our regular French 100 course. In our weekly live sessions, we will practice our brand new French skills while speaking, listening, and interacting with others! By the end of this course, you will be able to ask someone from France what hobbies they enjoy, or talk to someone from Québec about the weather in Canada. You’ll be able to order food in a restaurant in Belgium, or give someone from Senegal directions to church, or even ask someone from Tahiti about their family! What makes this course exciting and unique is that you actually get the opportunity to speak French weekly with live classmates and a French teacher. By being able to practice what you’re learning, you’ll feel confident and ready to take your French skills into the real world!