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French I - «Ma vie»

In French I, students learn about the French language in the context of their own lives.  They learn how to discuss themselves, their friends and families, and their surroundings.  They use beginning grammar and vocabulary to speak in detail about their likes and dislikes, pastimes, and school day.  They study the French calendar and important contributions the French have made to our lives.  Students use technology to present research on Francophone countries and make short movies about their school day.  French I emphasizes communication, and students participate in many authentic performance assessments. Music, games, and multi-media as well as current technology resources are used regularly to enhance instruction.

At the end of French I, students should be able to:

- Initiate and sustain a short conversation using beginning level grammar and vocabulary

- Describe experiences of everyday life both orally and in writing using appropriate grammar and vocabulary

- Understand and respond to beginning level spoken and written French

- Demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of the French-speaking world

- Compare their own culture and traditions to those of the French-speaking world

- Make comparisons between the French and English languages

- Use technology to express themselves in French