Beginning French students will delve into the exciting language and culture of the Francophone world. Through targeted speaking, reading, listening, and writing practice, students develop the skills to share information about themselves and engage others in basic conversation. They will also explore what makes Francophone culture unique and French one of the most important languages in our global society. Students will be expected to perform regularly in simulated daily life scenarios while simultaneously developing their written and grammatical understanding of French. The course also involves students researching and presenting on cultural topics throughout the year. At the end of their first year, students should be able to maintain a basic conversation and carry out simple tasks in a French-speaking country, as well as understand basic grammatical features of the language.