High French 1
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
2 segments / 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date
In this course, you learn the basic French language. You will be able to engage in short conversations in French, including greeting people, introducing yourself, and exchanging basic information with others about school, family, friends, food, shopping, house, activities, and the city. You will also explore the cultures of France and francophone Europe by learning about geography, foods, celebrations, and traditions from each place. Bon Voyage! Enjoy the trip!
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description for this course:
- interpret information about greetings and introductions, describe various culturally appropriate greetings, and use the alphabet and correct sounds and accents
- interpret information about nationalities, describe various nationalities, describe major cities and their regions in France, as well as use cognates, false cognates, and borrowed words
- interpret information given about age and contact information, describe facts about mainland France, departments, regions, and overseas territories, use numbers 0–20, and use phrases to ask and tell your age
- interpret information about descriptions, describe famous French artists, athletes, and scientists, use adjectives, and use subject pronouns
- interpret information about school classes, describe the French school system, use the verb avoir, and use the definite articles le, la, l'
- interpret information about school supplies, describe the French school system, describe extra-curricular activities in France, use the avoir besoin de expression, and use the indefinite articles un/une
- interpret information given about dates and time, describe the school schedule in France, use numbers 30–60, and use date and time to talk about school schedules
- interpret information about clothing, describe famous French designers, use definite and indefinite articles, use nouns, and use adjectives
- interpret information about food and drinks, describe cafeterias in different French-speaking countries, describe traditional food in Belgium, use the -er verbs, and use the plural subject pronouns
- interpret information about food and drinks, describe typical food and drinks at a café, describe snacking practices in France, use the negative, and use the definite articles with likes and dislikes
- interpret information given about tableware, describe the table etiquette in France, describe the different meals in France, and use idiomatic expressions with avoir
- interpret information at the restaurant, describe different meal courses at a restaurant, and use -ir verbs
- interpret information about family members, describe various nicknames, describe the importance of pets, use possessive adjectives, and use the preposition de with possessions
- interpret information about descriptions of people, describe various titles of family members, describe various cultural practices related to the formal and informal usage, use possessive adjectives, and use the verb être
- interpret information about descriptions of people, describe famous people in Switzerland, describe information about Switzerland, use adjectives, and use question words in forming questions
- interpret information about celebrations, describe francophone birthday celebrations, use numbers 70–100, and use irregular adjectives
- interpret information about my house, describe housing in the city and countryside, describe housing in Europe, use il y a, and use intonation to identify questions and statements
- interpret information about my room, describe the Palace of Versailles and the Palace of Monaco, use prepositions of location, and use contractions with de and a
- interpret information about kitchen and living room activities, describe the metric system and euros, describe the royal family of Monaco, use aimer with action verbs, and use faire and faire expressions
- interpret information about activities at the house, describe francophone architects and their influence, use stem-changing verbs, and use the verb jouer with prepositions
- interpret information about places around my town, describe traditional shops in France, describe the markets in francophone Europe, use the verb aller, and use de with quantities
- interpret information about meeting with friends in town, describe francophone downtown areas, describe the euro, use -re verbs, and use numbers 100–1000
- interpret information about transportation around town, describe famous tourist attractions in francophone Europe, describe public transportation signage, use irregular -ir verbs, and use prepositions to give directions
- interpret information about the seasons and weather, describe the seasons and weather in francophone Europe, describe the seasons and weather in francophone Europe, use aller + Infinitive to express near future, and use venir de + infinitive express recent past
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Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
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