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FLF3010T: Fren I (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: French I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-11
CODE: FLF3010T
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content:

In this course students will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is interspersed throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the francophone world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories.

Students will understand and present short, simple conversations and narratives within highly predictable and familiar contexts. They will be exposed to visual cues to enhance and read short texts with comprehension. Students will comprehend and produce vocabulary related to everyday objects and actions on familiar topics. They will interactively use short sentences, learned words, phrases, simple questions, and commands when speaking and writing, relying on visuals to enhance oral and written comprehension. When speaking, students will also imitate the use of culturally appropriate vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and nonverbal behaviors modeled by the teacher or other authentic role models such as found through authentic video, TV programs, guest speakers, simple literature, and the internet.

Competencies:
DoDEA Foreign Language Standards
Secondary Foreign Language FL Course Level I (Novice Proficiency Range, Novice – Low / Mid / Level)

Course Objectives:

As a result of successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Be able to greet others in Mandarin Chinese as well as talk about him/herself
  • Become familiar with the Chinese phonological system
  • Talk about days, months, and seasons
  • Talk about the weather and how to dress for it
  • Tell time and identify colors
  • Express simple actions in the present tense
  • Conjugation of irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Talk about their family members
  • Talk about foods and mealtimes
  • To talk about their routine and activities they are involved in as well as review some school vocabulary and expand upon what they know in these areas

Course Outline

(1st Semester)
  • Module 1: Bonjour
  • Module 2: Le Jour et La Date
  • Module 3: Le Temps
  • Module 4: L’Heure
  • Module 5: Les Couleurs
(2nd Semester)
  • Module 6: Les Endroits
  • Module 7: La Famille
  • Module 8: La Cuisine
  • Module 9: Les Passetemps
  • Module 10: L'Ecole

Essential Software:

Textbook:

There is no textbook required for this course. All instructional content is available online within the course.

For reference purposes:

Discovering French (Bleu), Publisher: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 9780618035045

Required materials:

Recording software provided through local school, Internet Access, Headset, Microphone,French-English Dictionary,