French 1A

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Teacher: Mary Cypher
Date/Time: Monday - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Recommended Grades: 6th, 7th
Departments: Foreign Languages, Sixth Grade Core Classes
Grade Level: Middle School (6th-8th)

Welcome to an exciting new adventure of learning French designed for middle school students who would like to complete high school level French 1 in 2 years (French 1A & 1B are the equivalent of French 1). Students will develop skills in 5 areas of understanding and competency: listening, speaking, writing, reading and culture.

This 90-min. class focuses on vocabulary, grammar, conversation, writing, listening comprehension & French culture. The information learned in class is continuously applied in conversation. Homework will include listening to & pronouncing French words, writing sentences & short compositions that will be read out loud in class. Accessing online resources and occasional projects will also be assigned. Allow 1 1/2-2 hours per week for homework.  

French cooking and French Club type activities will also be enjoyed! Since this middle school French class is a gentle introduction to the material a student will learn in high school French, students who complete French 1A and French 1B are eligible to take the high school French 1 exam at the end of French 1B. Given a grade B or higher, they may then pass directly into high school French 2 in 9th grade.

Textbook: Breaking the French Barrier, Book 1 by Catherine Coursaget and Micheline Myers.  ISBN: 0-9712817-6-9   

Class Size:  Minimum of 4 students

Tuition:  $65/month for 9 months

Supply fee: $25/semesterFrench IB