Course Title: French I
Course/Unit Credit: 1
Teacher Licensure: Secondary French
French I stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability. As communication skills develop, the course includes additional vocabulary and basic grammar necessary for limited reading and writing. The course is defined by the content standards of the Arkansas Foreign Language Curriculum Framework for French I and includes applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based, open-ended assessments with rubrics. Two years of the same foreign language is required by the Standards for Accreditation to be taught in Arkansas public high schools. French I may be used to partially fulfill this requirement. Arkansas Department of Education approval is not required.