Trimester I

French IA Syllabus 2009-2010
Text and workbook: Glencoe, Bon voyage!
Mme O’Connor
Trimester I
Preliminary lesson Bienvenue: Students begin their study by communicating immediately in
French. We learn to greet and say good-bye to one another, ask and tell names, express
simple courtesies, use days of the week and months of the year, count from 1 – 30 and tell
Chapter 1
Une amie et un ami: Students learn to describe themselves as well as a friend, where
someone is from, who someone is and talk about students from France and Martinique. The
singular forms of the verb être and high-frequency descriptive adjectives are introduced.
Chapter 2
Les cours et les profs: Students learn to describe people and things using the plural forms of
articles, adjectives and the verb être. The vocabulary from Chapter 1 is reinforced as new
descriptive adjectives and school- related terms are presented.
Trimester 2
Chapter 3
Pendant et après les cours: Students learn to talk about school and after school activities.
We learn to identify, describe and shop for school supplies. We use singular forms of –er
verbs to communicate in various situations that arise when shopping. We learn to express
likes and dislikes and discuss schools in France.
Chapter 4
La famille et la maison: Students learn to talk about family and home learning vocabulary
associated with family members and housing. Use of the verb avoir is introduced to describe
family and home. We also learn possessive adjectives and some irregular adjectives. We
engage in conversations concerning our own family and families throughout the Frenchspeaking world.
Trimester 3
Revision of Chapters 1-4
Chapter 5
Au café et au restaurant: Students learn how to order food at a café or restaurant. To do
this, we learn to identify food items, use expressions needed for ordering food and the verbs
aller, aller + infinitive and prendre. Differences between eating customs in the United States
and French speaking countries are discussed.
French I Syllabus 2009-2010
Expressing tolerance toward others with words and actions.
Interacting politely and appropriately with others.
Caring for one’s surroundings.
Seeking to tell the truth.
Accepting responsibility for actions and work.
Establishing trust in all relationships.
Persisting in the face of challenges.
Continuing to do the right things when it is difficult.
Making consistent ethical choices.
Being sensitive to the feelings, perspectives, and needs of others.
Reaching out to and helping those in need.
Showing empathy for the pain and suffering of others.
Demonstrating responsibility for personal behavior.
Taking the initiative to do the things that are expected of one.
Following through with commitments and obligations.