7th Grade French
Students will know how to ask for and give information about themselves and others.
Students will know aspects of francophone (French-speaking) cultures.
Students will communicate in French whenever they can
The purpose of language study is to communicate so I can understand others, and they can understand me. Effective communication requires knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom.
Global citizenship requires an ability to communicate in more than one language. An ability to communicate in another language is essential for knowing other people and cultures.
Learning other languages enables an individual to participate in multilingual communities.
An ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
Custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
How does learning an additional language help you become a global citizen and enhance your own life?
What are the skills you need in order to understand or communicate in French?
How do the cultures of the world compare to those of the United States?
How does the French language compare to American English?
How would your life be different if you grew up in a francophone (French-speaking) country?
What does the study of an additional language and its cultures teach me about myself?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
Parts of Speech: Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Conjunction, Article (Definite/Indefinite), Preposition
Noun: Gender (masculine, feminine, neuter) Number (singular, plural)
Pronoun: Subject, Object Stress/Prepositional, Formal/Informala, Polite/Familiar
Sentence Structure: Word Order, Inversion, Affirmative/Negative, Interrogative
Fluency: Intonation, Pronunciation, Liaison, Elision, Inflection, Accent
Vocabulary: Cognate/False Cognate (False Friend), Prefix, Suffix, Stem/Root, Negative, Interrogative Phrase, Syllable ,Accent Marks, Contraction
Article: Definite/Indefinite, Number (singular/plural), Gender (masculine/feminine)
Verb: Infinitive, Conjugate, Verb Forms, Tense, Stem/Root, Endings, Person (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Verb Chart, Helping Verbs
Culture: culture (everyday life), Culture (culturally specific)
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