Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

French 1 students begin to understand French and start expressing themselves in French by building a strong foundation of grammar and vocabulary. Students explore the history, geography and culture of French-speaking countries through a variety of artists, writers and current events that help bring their studies to life. Students apply what they learn by engaging in dialogues and writing short essays.

Topics include: French vocabulary and grammar to begin understanding the French language and develop the confidence to speak, read and write in French; the basic building blocks of the language; and the culture in French-speaking countries. Prerequisites: Students must have a solid understanding of English and/or Latin grammar.

Suggested Grade Level: 9–12

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