Middle School French I

Middle School French I

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Course Overview

This introductory French Course, taught by Acellus Instructor Katrina Carey, is for middle school students taking their first course in this language with a goal of mastering French as a second language. Course topics include:
  • Introduction to French
  • Greetings
  • Numbers
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbs and Verb Conjugations
  • Currency
  • Familiar Nouns
  • Basic Conversation
  • French Culture

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 Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 In this unit, students are introduced to the French alphabet, as well as to spelling, accents, spelling with accents, and basic pronunciation. They also learn where French came from, how English has been influenced by French, and what cognates are. Unit 2 In this unit, students learn greetings -- basic, informal, formal, and introductory, They also learn to say the numbers 0-20, as well as multiples of 10, tens and ones from 20-99, phone numbers, and email addresses. Unit 3 In this unit, students study vocabulary focusing on things you might find in a backpack or in a classroom. They also learn the names of classroom objects in plural form, articles, what articles do, and vocabulary focusing on classroom commands and expressions. Unit 4 In this unit students are introduced to vocabulary focusing on people in the classroom, pronouns, subject pronouns in french, the verb avoir, and uses for avoir. They also learn negation using pas de, common expressions with avoir, as well as how to talk about color, including color vocabulary, agreement, and placement, and colors as nouns. Unit 5 In this unit students gain understanding of vocabulary focused on activities. They learn to express their likes and dislikes, and to talk about activities with jouer. They learn to conjugate and negate er verbs, and to talk about activities with faire, and to use contractions with definite articles à and de, as well as est-ce-que. They learn to express preferences, to use and, but, and or, and to use adverbs of frequency and wellness. Unit 6 In this unit, students learn vocabulary having to do with the immediate family and the extended family. They also learn possessive adjectives, how to indicate possession with de, nationalities, and how to use and negate the verb Être. Unit 7 In this unit students learn vocabulary having to do with personality, as well as personality descriptions with Être. They also learn to word physical descriptions and to describe themselves and others. In addition, they learn BAGS adjectives their placement, Avoir versus Être, and c'est versus Il est or Elle est. Unit 8 In this unit students focus on vocabulary for talking about months and days of the week, as well as writing the date. They learn about using le and the days of the week, as well as French holidays, seasons, and weather expressions. They explore more activities with faire and its conjugations, as well as asking questions with faire, and asking questions with inversion. Unit 9 In this unit students learn how to talk about telling time, including hours and minutes, half past, quarter past, and À Quelle Heure. They learn to express opinions about school and to talk about school schedules and subjects, and they learn about culture in French schools. Unit 10 In this unit students delve into vocabulary about places in the city. They learn the verb aller and its conjugation, as well as using aller in a sentence, and future proche. They also learn the verb venir and its conjugation, venir de for the recent past, vocabulary for interrogatives, and how to build a question. Unit 11 In this unit students are introduced to vocabulary for French meals. They learn breakfast food words and the verb vouloir, lunch food words, the partitive article, and the verb prendre and similar verbs. They also learn words for dinner food, Au Café, and IR verbs and their conjugation. Unit 12 In this unit students learn vocabulary for talking about basic and seasonal clothing. They also learn demonstrative, interrogative, and style adjectives, as well as words for accessories, words for describing clothing, and re verbs and their conjugation. Unit 13 In this unit students focus on currency. They learn hundreds, thousands, and c'est combien, review ER verbs, and learn le passé compose, and le passé compose with Être.  

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