French I



French I, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, introduces students to
effective strategies for beginning French language learning, and to various aspects of French-speaking
culture. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing
opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate
greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations on familiar topics, and write
short passages with guidance. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening
comprehension skills, such as reading isolated words and phrases in a situational context and
comprehending brief written or oral directions. Additionally, students will examine the practices,
products and perspectives of French-speaking culture; recognize basic routine practices of the target
culture; and recognize and use situation-appropriate non-verbal communication. This course further
emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding French
language and culture outside of the classroom.


Length: Year

Offered: Fall/Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One


Grade Level: 9-10-11-12

Course PrerequisitesNone


Application: None

Tryout :  None

Counselor Approval Required: None


Dual Credit: No

Weighted: No


Diploma Path:  Fulfills a World Language Requirement for all Diplomas

Quantitative Reasoning: No