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