Wilson Hill Academy seeks to teach modern foreign languages using the classical trivium approach; laying a solid grammar foundation, then building on that through the logic and rhetoric stages. Each class also contains elements of culture, history and geography to help bring the language alive.
In French I, students begin to understand French and to start expressing themselves in French by building a strong foundation of grammar and vocabulary. Students will explore the culture of French-speaking countries through exposure to artists, writers, and current events that will help bring their studies to life. They will also be exposed to the history and geography of these countries. Assignments will include short essays, spoken dialogs, and short research compositions.
Prerequisite: Students must have a solid understanding of English and/or Latin grammar.
Suggested Grade Level: 7-12
This intermediate French course builds on the grammar foundation laid in French 1. It will focus on the logical and analytical aspects of effective communication and proper use of more complex French grammatical structures. Students will continue to be exposed to the history and geography of French-speaking countries and to different artists, writers, and current events that will bring what they are learning in class to life.
Prerequisite: French 1 or equivalent
Suggested Grade Level: 8-12