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     French I

    West Port High School

    Subject: World Languages

    Number of Credits: one (1)

    Instructor: Janice S. Lundy    janice.lundy@marion.k12.fl.us

    Room: Building 5 Room 237

    A.L.P.H.A. Time: A lunch


    Course Title: French 1

    French I Description/Objectives:

    French 1 introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.

    The purpose of this course is to enable students to begin to acquire proficiency in French through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is placed on the   development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and on acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar. Cross-cultural understanding is fostered and real-life applications are emphasized throughout the course. The content will include, but not be limited to, the following: - conversational expression of feelings, ideas, and opinions in French - comprehension of spoken and written French - oral and written presentation of information and ideas, in French, to an audience - social interaction patterns within the French culture - connections between the French language and culture and other disciplines - communication patterns of languages - French language usage within and beyond the school setting.

     Textbook: Bien Dit French 1 Holt McDougall

    Materials Needed:

    A textbook will be provided.  Students need to bring their notebook daily along with paper, pencil and pen. Bring a limited number of colored markers or pencils and a French/English dictionary, if possible. (rather than purchasing a dictionary at a retail store, you might find one at the various Marion County Public Library sales)


    Grading/Evaluation:  The categories listed below are each worth 25% of the grade.

     According to the 2020-2021  Student Handbok, students must take the intiative to make up their work when absent from school. Absent students: Remember to click on the teacher's web site, which will direct you to Micro-soft teams.  Students may make up work for full credit:  Students have ONE day to make up missed work for each day missed, up to three days.  Special arrangements with teachers must be made after an absence of more than three days.  No further extensions will be given. Extra credit is NOT an option.

      All students need to check their grades on the student portal  on a daily basis. Certain assignments can be made up within a period of time determined by the teacher. Don't wait until it is too late. Due dates are very clearly marked on Microsoft Teams.






    Standard 1 (Reading)

    Standard 2 (Writing: presentational and interpersonal)

    Standard 3 (Speaking: presentational and interpersonal)

    Standard 4 ( Listening Comprehension)