Students continue to develop the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. French culture now includes the francophone countries around the world. We use Premiere Etape: a graded French reader as a means to improve reading comprehension and to build a solid vocabulary. Class discussions are entirely in French. The readers introduce the students to authentic French classics such as The Count of Monte Cristo and Les Miserables. We have a workbook with which we practice grammar. The main topics covered are: the past and imperfect tenses, interrogative pronouns, object pronouns, conditional sentences, compound tenses, and relative pronouns. There are major projects for the winter and spring terms. Students move from concrete ideas to more abstract thoughts, and they can begin to express themselves with more sophistication and ease.
- French course
- Language course