French

Johan Vergult French (7th & 8th Grade)

French 1A (7th Grade)

Welcome to French 1A (7th Grade). Bienvenue dans la classe de francais 1A (7ieme Annee).

In French 1A, we will concentrate on learning basic French words and expressions, and beginning grammar.  We will cover the following topics to build vocabulary: greetings and how to introduce oneself and others, colors and numbers, talking about your family, telling time, the calendar and the seasons, the weather, clothing, shopping. In grammar we will focus on: conjugating the verbs to have, to be, to go and to do, conjugating regular -ER verbs, agreement of adjectives with the gender and the number of the noun it describes, subject pronouns, possessive pronouns, definite and indefinite articles.  We will also talk about French culture, geography and history and make connections with what is taught in Social Studies to show the importance and influance of France in the way America was shaped.

We are using some very exciting new online state-of-the-art speech recognition language program that will help the students to master the French language in a fun and interactive way. Students will use this online program every other day.  The student is also able to log on to Tell Me More at home.

If you have any questions, students and their parents should feel free to e-mail me or students can ask for advice/help in class.  Thanks. 

Mr. Johan Vergult

Every day, we will have a word of the day and a number of the day to help build vocabulary. We have a daily "This day in francophone history".

Lesson Plan

Lesson 1
Greetings

Lesson 2
Useful expressions

Lesson 3
Location, gender, likes & dislikes - singular / definite articles le, la and l'

Lesson 4
Je me presente - Let me introduce myself / Conjugation of être

Lesson 5
Les couleurs / Colors - Use of colors as adjectives (male/female and singular/plural)

Lesson 6
Location, gender, likes & dislikes - Plural / definite article les and how to make nouns plural

Lesson 7
Physical description (hair, eyes, size, etc.)

Lesson 8
The family (La famille)

Lesson 9
Expressions de temps (time expressions)

Lesson 10
The weather

Lesson 11
Clothing

 

French 1B (8th Grade)

Welcome to French 1B (8th Grade). Bienvenue dans la classe de francais 1B (8ieme Annee).

In French 1B, we will start by reviewing basic French words and expressions, and beginning grammar that we saw last year in French 1A.  We will cover the following topics regarding vocabulary: greetings and how to introduce oneself and others, colors and numbers, talking about your family, telling time, the calendar and the seasons, the weather, clothing, shopping. In grammar we review: conjugating the verbs to have, to be, to go and to do, conjugating regular -ER verbs, agreement of adjectives with the gender and the number of the noun it describes, subject pronouns, possessive pronouns, definite and indefinite articles.  We will also talk again about French culture, geography and history and make connections with what is taught in Social Studies to show the importance and influance of France in the way America was shaped.

We are using some very exciting new online state-of-the-art speech recognition language program that will help the students to master the French language in a fun and interactive way.  The student is also able to log on to Tell Me More at home.

If you have any questions, students and their parents should feel free to e-mail me or students can ask for advice/help in class.  Thanks.

Mr. Johan Vergult

The textbook we use for the chapters referred to below is "Bon Voyage". Students get printouts for each chapter, but the whole textbook is also available online through the Bon Voyage line indicated in the middle section of this web page.
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