French I provides students with an introduction to basic vocabulary themes and grammatical structures in the French language in order to equip students with basic French language skills. Students will be familiarized with the French pronunciation and simple expressions. In this course, emphasis is placed on repetition, reading, choral practice, imitation, and aural identifications with the goal of getting students comfortable with the new sounds, syntax, and spelling. Semester Two progresses students from strict imitations and simple labeling to communication of simple but authentic sentences. Students will also learn about various aspects of the French and Francophone culture.