WLG110: French I

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Students begin their introduction to French by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various French-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Course Outline

The High School French I course helps students

  • Engage in language learning
  • Master common vocabulary terms and phrases
  • Comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns
  • Participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts
  • Generate language incorporating basic vocabulary and grammar patterns
  • Read, write, speak, and listen for meaning in basic French
  • Analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various French-speaking countries
  • Regularly assess progress in proficiency through quizzes, tests, and speaking/writing submissions

Vocabulary Theme

  • Each unit presents a new set of vocabulary words pertaining to a particular theme. Each topic is first presented in context and then the vocabulary is further practiced through a variety of interactive activities and practices. A printable vocabulary list is also provided.

Grammar Concept

  • Each unit introduces a new grammar pattern. The concept is first introduced in a contextualized situation and then presented in a multimedia grammar animation. The concept is then further practiced in several interactive activities throughout the unit. A printable explanation of the pattern is also provided.

Presentation of Culture through Culture Videos

  • In each unit students learn about various cultural aspects (e.g. practices, products, and perspectives) of a French-speaking country through short video presentations.

"Out of Seat" Activities

  • Several times during the year, students are given opportunities to use the language "outside" the course. These are specific assignments directing students to interact in a genuine way with the French language or French-speaking cultures.

Speaking and Writing Activities

  • Students complete speaking and writing activities in each unit. These activities give students a chance to become more familiar with the speaking and writing patterns of French by applying them in communicative situations.

Listening and Reading Comprehension Activities

  • Each unit contains both listening and reading comprehension practices. They are based on the vocabulary, grammar, or culture concepts presented that unit and challenge students to identify the main ideas and significant details of the listening/reading excerpts.


  • Listening and reading comprehension quizzes verify that students comprehend the main ideas and/or significant details of target language passages or conversations.
  • Culture comprehension quizzes verify that students have understood important concepts presented in the culture presentations.
  • Unit tests assess students' mastery of the vocabulary words and grammar concepts presented that unit. Each unit test also includes reading and listening comprehension questions and an oral or written assessment.
  • Midterm and Semester Exams are comprehensive in nature. Not only do they assess students' knowledge of the language, but they also assess students' ability to produce the language in a communicative way. Midterms and Semester Exams include both oral and written assessments.

"Life-long Learner" Assignments

  • Each semester students are required to create a plan for incorporating French into their daily lives. They accomplish this by outlining the long-term benefits of learning French, by making goals for what they want to accomplish with their mastery of the language, and by creating a plan for accomplishing their goals.

"Explore" Activities

  • These activities help students develop a more profound understanding of French-speaking countries and cultures.

"Webquest" Activities

  • These special activities provide students the opportunity to link out to authentic sources of language on the Internet. Students are given practical tasks where they must use their language to accomplish the assignment.

Discussion Board Activities

  • There is one discussion board activity in each semester. These activities provide opportunities for students to interact with other students and practice their new language.


  • Journal assignments allow students to make cultural comparisons, reinforce new vocabulary and grammar patterns, and practice communicating in the language.


  • Pronunciation lessons are presented in short animation videos. These videos focus on the unique sounds of the language. Follow-up activities throughout the unit provide additional practices for students to improve their pronunciation skills.

Semester 1

Table providing curriculum detail for High School French 1 Semester 1. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture Pronunciation

Unit 1


Subject Pronouns

"Tu" vs. "Vous"

Introduction to France


Unit 2




Definite Articles

Indefinite Articles



Guide to French Rhythm & Accents

Unit 3



Conjugating Verbs

"Etre" and "Avoir"

Adjectives: Agreement

Food: Courses, Cheese, Pastries, Bread


Unit 4

Countries and Nationalities

Numbers 0-30

"Etre" + Nationality

Adjectives: Placement


Difference between é and è (using et and est)

Unit 5

Common ER Verbs

Telling Time

Present Tense ER Verbs

History of France


Unit 6

Common IR Verbs


Present Tense IR Verbs



Unit 7

Other Verbs


Present Tense RE and OIR Verbs

Irregular Verbs

Literature: Victor Hugo


Unit 8

Days, Months, and Seasons

Numbers 30-100


Art in France

“G” and “J”

Unit 9  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 10


faire versus jouer

Asking Questions

Introduction to Quebec

The Cedilla

Unit 11

Food (part 1)

Interrogative Words



Unit 12

Food (part 2)

Partitive Articles

Food: poutine, cabane a sucre

The letter H

Unit 13


Possessive Adjectives



Unit 14


Present Tense: aller


The letter R

Unit 15



Carnaval d'hiver and Tulipes


Unit 16



Literature: Gabrielle Roy

The letter Y

Unit 17

Weather Expressions

"Il y a"

Cirque du Soleil


Unit 18  Final Review and Test


Semester 2

Table providing curriculum detail for High School French 1 Semester 2. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture Pronunciation

Unit 19


Ordinal Numbers

La Réunion


Unit 20


Demonstrative Adjectives


U and ou

Unit 21

At Home

The Near Future Tense

Rougil Saucisse


Unit 22

The Body

The Imperative


Intonation and Rhythm

Unit 23

Reflexive Verb List

Reflexive Verbs



Unit 24


Numbers 1-1 million

Quel and Lequel

Mardi Gras


Unit 25

On Vacation


Literature: Grand-mere Kalle


Unit 26


"C'est" vs. "Il est"


Letter L

Unit 27  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 28



Introduction to Belgium


Unit 29


Direct Object Pronouns

La Bande dessinée (BD)


Unit 30

Medical Terms

Demonstrative Particles

Food: waffles and fries, choco and speculoos


Unit 31


Expressions avec faire




Unit 32

Outdoor Activities

Past Tense with Avoir (passé composé)


Nasals: an / on

Unit 33


Prepositions with Countries



Unit 34

Computers (part 1)

Past Tense with Etre (passé composé)

Literature in Belgium

Nasals: un/in

Unit 35

Computers (part 2)

Direct Object Pronouns in passé composé

The European Union


Unit 36  Final Review and Test
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling