Course: French 1

V French 1 • 2016 listing - for reference only • Grade 6 or above • ModernLanguages Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Alexandra E. Dascalu
* Sections
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Section 1 Instructor: Alexandra E. Dascalu
Classes meet from September 6, 2016 to June 2, 2017
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ET • Thursday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
Tuition: $500.00

* Website
There is currently no teacher website for this course.
* Description

French 1 through live classes with Audio (Skype) and Chat: At the end of the first-year program, it is hoped that the student will have reached an A1 level as defined by the Council of Europe scale. This is a level of basic communication about the speakers’ immediate concrete needs, his or her background, the world surrounding him or her, and everyday routines.

The program focuses on communication skills, grammar, vocabulary, and culture. The grammar allows for formation of simple sentences and questions in the present and in the past. The vocabulary includes words necessary for everyday life such as the family, school, shopping, numbers, etc. The cultures of the French-speaking world are also presented with topics such as greetings, the café, the French family, sports and leisure, friendship, travel in France, and many more. All areas of communication, speaking, listening, reading, and writing are practiced.

The material is presented through a textbook which uses real French documents and media. Ample audio and visual material is provided in the integrated multimedia Supersite. Students do exercises in an online workbook which allows the teacher to give immediate feedback. Students are expected to spend at least thirty minutes to one hour a day studying at home. The most important part of the class, however, is the two weekly hours of online class time, where students put what they are learning into practice and gain confidence in their communication skills. We use Skype for the audio component of our class.


* Meetings
This course meets 2 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
In addition to two one hour meetings per week, the necessary memorizing and practice (written and oral) will require approximately one hour a day.
* Prerequisites
None.
* Recommended background
The students need a solid base in English grammar. This includes understanding sentence structure and parts of speech. Other foreign language experience is a plus, but is not a requirement. They must be willing to spend almost an hour a day on exercises and studying. Languages are like musical instruments: daily study sessions go farther than studying for a long time the night before a quiz or test.
V Textbooks and Materials
* D'accord 1, 2015, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes

This text is required.
ISBN: 9781626802643
Publisher's website: D'accord 1, 2015, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes
Best sources: http://vistahigherlearning.com/students/store/french-programs/d-accord-c2015-level-1.html


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