This class is an introduction to the French language for students who are considering which language to study for high school. If students are wondering if French is the language they want to study, but they don’t want to commit to a full year course until they’re certain, this is their opportunity to “test the waters”.
In seven classes, I will introduce students to my favorite language. We’ll start by discovering that students know more French than they think they do. I’ll help de-mystify the pronunciation and we’ll lay a foundation of ABC’s and 123’s. Students will come away with being able to ask and answer basic questions about themselves and others. I also close out the course by giving students a “book” that they can read in French.
In addition to the one-hour live class time, students can anticipate two hours of homework per week given in five weekly assignments.
Who should enroll?
Students from grades 7-12 may enroll in this course.
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
- A scanner is helpful for turning in assignments
Evaluation and Feedback
Students will not receive a grade for this class per se. It is designed to be exploratory and students don’t need the pressure of grades to find success in the class. If parents want their students to receive a grade, they can make this request to the Instructor.
Parents or students are welcome to reach out with questions about this course. Students and parents are also welcome to email the Instructor at any time during the course.