Syllabus French 1

Teacher Name Martine Garcia                                          Subject French 1             

Phone number: 956-580-5300 x1330

Available Tutoring Time: Monday & Thursday 4 – 4:30 pm                             

Required Materials:

-          Textbook: Allez, Viens! French 1

-          Binder or notebook

-          Highlighter

-          Blue or black ink pen

-          Pencil

-          USB flash drive 

Course Outline/Tentative Timeline:

French I is an introduction to French language and culture. The fundamentals of French pronunciation, grammar, and culture are presented through a balanced development of all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of French language or culture. Students are expected to meet the requirements prescribed by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Languages Other Than English by developing the four basic language competencies (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and engaging in the five Cs: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

This course also supports the Standards for Foreign Language Learning by providing clearly defined objectives, a variety of pair- and group-work activities so that students can use French in a wide range of settings and contexts, and offering culture-related activities and questions that develop students’ insight and encourage them to develop observational and analytical skills.

First semester:




- Introduction to course, class rules, procedures, and expectations

- The francophone world

- Greetings


- Greetings

- name, age, how are you

- telling what you like and don’t like


- The French educational system

- high school

- classes

- schedules


- The French educational system

- grading

- Shopping in France

- shopping for school supplies


- Shopping in France

- back to school

- currency

- counting 70 and up


- Québec

- Sports and hobbies

- various sports

- the weather


- Sports and hobbies

- seasons

- Paris

- culture and monuments


- Ordering in a café

- foods and drinks


- Making plans

- extending invitations

- First semester exam

 Second semester:




- Making plans

- arranging to meet someone


- Family

- family members

- describing people


- Côte d’Ivoire

- At the supermarket

- food items, quantities

- the metric system

- French meals


- Southern France (Arles area)

- On the phone

- discussing past events


- On the phone

- sharing confidences


- Shopping for clothes

- clothing items

- fashion in France


- Shopping for clothes

- paying compliments


- Going on vacation

- vacation places and activities


- Island of Martinique

- In the city

- places in the city

- means of transportation

- Second semester exam

Grading policy:

60% Major Assignments: Tests, Reports, Projects

40% Minor Assignments: Classwork, Homework, Quizzes, Binders

**see district grading policy for specifications**


Course Expectations:


-          Participation is expected in class. This includes completing the assigned work.

-          There will be a minimum of two grades each week: one participation grade and one journal grade.

-          There will be a minimum of 1 project during the semester.

-          There will be a chapter test at the end of each chapter. During the last week of the semester, a chapter test may be combined with a   semester exam if appropriate.

-          Please refer to the SISD policy for information on absences and submitting late work.


Statement for Academic Dishonesty: Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school.  No student shall cheat or copy the work of another. Plagiarism, the use of another person's original ideas or writings as one's own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.