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    Language acquisition at the intermediate (low/mid or high) level at the end of 4 years is the goal of this program and is a highly individualized continuum.

    Foundations of French Year 1,2,3,4

     0612100 Foundations of French 1

    In this course, language acquisition begins with students listening to and co-creating stories that then become reading materials.  Instruction will utilize TPRS (Teaching proficiency and reading through storytelling) , CI (Comprehensible Input), Movie Talk and Embedded Reading. The approach shelters vocabulary, un-shelters grammar and focuses on high frequency structures in the language. Students will be expected to do their part in the classroom by participating and showing understanding through choral responses, movements and signals. As students are ready, they will be encouraged to use the language to communicate. Many aspects of culture will be learned through stories and short articles.  Starting second tri-semester, students will be given free voluntary reading time with magazines at their comprehension level. Students will also read their first short novel at their reading level. Novels read in class across all levels will be tied to a cultural theme. In Level 1 students explore the city of Paris and France via geography activities, stories and storytelling. Language acquisition at the intermediate level at the end of 4 years is the goal of this program.

    0612200 Foundations of French Year 2

    Students will continue to hear and create stories, as well as watch authentic short video clips to move forward with language acquisition. Instruction will utilize TPRS (Teaching proficiency and reading through storytelling) , CI (Comprehensible Input), Movie Talk and Embedded Reading. Students will also be able to read and comprehend novels written at their level. Students will also benefit from and enjoy extensive free voluntary reading opportunities. At least one novel will be taught as a class and will be tied to our cultural exploration for that level. In Level 2 students explore French speaking Canada and Switzerland and/or Belgium via stories, storytelling, film and authentic resources. 

    0612300 Foundations of French Year 3

    Students will continue to hear and create stories, as well as watch authentic short video to move forward with language acquisition. Instruction will utilize TPRS (Teaching proficiency and reading through storytelling) , CI (Comprehensible Input), Movie Talk and Embedded Reading. Students will also be able to read and comprehend novels written at their level. Students will also benefit from and enjoy extensive free voluntary reading opportunities. At least one novel will be taught as a class and will be tied to our cultural exploration for that level. In Level 3 students explore Island nations where frenc his predominantly spoken such as Polynesia and Les Antilles via stories, storytelling, film and authentic resources. 

    0610400 Foundations of French Year 4

    Students will continue to hear and create stories, as well as watch authentic short video clips to move forward with language acquisition. Instruction will utilize TPRS (Teaching proficiency and reading through storytelling) , CI (Comprehensible Input), Movie Talk and Embedded Reading. Students will also be able to read and comprehend novels written at their level. Students will also benefit from and enjoy extensive free voluntary reading opportunities. At least one novel will be taught as a class and will be tied to our cultural exploration for that level. In level 4 students explore French speaking Africa via stories, storytelling, film and authentic resources.