French 1


Course Description:
The goal of this course is to give students basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will further practice and develop their language skills through the use and exploration of biblical lessons. Throughout the five units of material – Greetings, Calendar, Weather, Time and Colors – students learn to talk about themselves and other, describe their surroundings and use numbers for dates and time. Regular verbs are introduced in the present tense. Simple grammatical structures are practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is presented throughout the course to help students understand the context of the language and to better understand the perspectives of the French-speaking world and learn to use language for the advancement of the Gospel.

The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards and provides a way to focus on the five important aspects of foreign language instruction: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and community. These are the “Five C’s of the Foreign Language Education” as outlined in Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century.

Approved by:
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Recommended Prerequisites:

Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
All Creation is held together by the Living Word and is an expression of the Word of God displaying order, design, complexity, and Truth. God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through the written and Living Word and has set patterns and guidelines for human communication. Partially through the skillful use of languages, we can live out the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Rather than succuming to our fallen nature or focusing on forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages while allowing the Holy Spirit to change our hearts bringing our communication in alignment with the person of Jesus Christ. We are responsible to God for evaluating our communication and literacy choices by the standards of God’s Word and using them clearly, creatively, and concisely to deepen our relationship with God and with our fellow-man.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Purchased Materials: