French 1 (Grades 3-5)
This introductory French course provides an interactive experience for a student's first exposure to the French language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story, myth or legend from various French-speaking cultures. Although the course focuses on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through stories games, activities, songs and assessments. In addition, students learn to perform simple tasks in connection with each unit's theme. Students engage in language learning in a rewarding, low-stress environment; become comfortable with the sounds and rhythms of French; learn simple French phrases; begin to read, write, speak and listen for meaning in French; and recognize distinctive practices and customs of French-speaking cultures.