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Level 1 Course: Current Syllabus (in English)

Table of Contents

  1. Unit 1:

    1. Greetings

    2. Introductions of Self (I am)

    3. Nationalities (Male-Female forms) (I am from)

    4. Boy-Girl, Titles (Monsieur, Madame, Mademoiselle)

    5. Saying Goodbye


  2. Unit 2:

    1. Introduction of others

    2. Questions: Who is this?, Who is that?, (Male-Female forms)

    3. Expression of health (ça va, très bien, bien, mal, très mal)

    4. His name is, her name is, this is (third person)


  3. Unit 3:

    1. Numbers 1-30

    2. Days of the Week

    3. Months of the Year

    4. Dates

    5. Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow

    6. The Weather (third person of verb: Faire) and the Seasons


  4. Unit 4:

    1. Numbers 31-69

    2. Telling Time

    3. Interlude: Small Words (oui, non, mais, à, de, avec, et, ou, etc.)


  5. Unit 5:

    1. Family members

    2. Possessive Pronouns (My, Your)

    3. Numbers 70-89

    4. Age: Singular forms (how old is...? I am... years old, he is...years old,
      she is...years old)


  6. Unit 6:

    1. Foods and Drinks

    2. Expressing Hunger and Thirst in the first person

    3. Asking for foods and drinks (I would like.., Give me..)

    4. please, thank you

    5. Prepositions (the, a)


  7. Unit 7:

    1. Numbers 90-100

    2. French Monetary System

    3. Describing cost


  8. Unit 8:

    1. Introduction to -er verbs in present tense (I forms) using things
      students enjoy or do not enjoy (aimer), Affirmative and Negative forms.

    2. Vocabulary: sports

    3. Interlude: prepositions "le" and "au"

    4. Vocabulary: musical instruments.

    5. Introduction of singular forms of present tense of -er verbs

    6. Review correct usage of Je and J'

    7. Introduction to plural forms of present tense of -er verbs

    8. Introduction of negative forms of -er verbs (ne...pas, n'...pas)

    9. Correct usage of Nous command forms.


  9. Unit 9:

    1. Vocabulary: Commands to be used in course, objects used for course study: pen, pencil, computer, paper, etc.

    2. School subjects

    3. School personnel

    4. I know, I don't know, how do you say... in French?


  10. Unit 10:

    1. Introduction to all forms of Être

    2. Introduction to using negative forms (ne...pas, n'...pas)

    3. Correct usage of Tu and Vous

    4. Describing location (en, au, à, là-bas, là, ici)


  11. Unit 11:

    1. Formation of questions, ie: inflection, inversion, and correct usage of est-ce que and qu'est-ce que

    2. Words that express frequency of time (beaucoup, toujours, souvent etc.)

    3. Opinion words (including slang: cool, fun, etc. with contraction, "c'est")

    4. Asking for translations from French to English (How do you say .... in French?)



  12. Unit 12:

    1. Vocabulary: Descriptions of physical appearance: expressions, size, hair color,
      age, beauty, (and correct placement in a sentence of these words), body parts

    2. Introduction all forms of avoir, affirmative and negative

    3. Occupations (optional at this point)

    4. Descriptions of character traits: funny, intelligent, etc.

    5. Review of Nationalities, introduce more nationalities


  13. Unit 13:

    1. Vocabulary: home, neighborhood, to go, to visit, to live, to arrive, to stay,
      to return, chez, combinations of à (to) plus, le, la, and les

    2. Verb venir and correct usage of combinations of de + le, la, and les

    3. Plural possessive forms (nous, vous, leur)


  14. Unit 14:

    1. Vocabulary: Colors, Clothing

    2. Numbers 100-1000

    3. Review of usage of money and prices

    4. Verb: acheter in all forms (good because of irregular form), other verbs
      having to do with purchase, vendre (good introduction to -re verbs)

    5. Places to shop in Paris


    End of French Level 1