French I is an entry level course that introduces students to the basic elements of grammar and vocabulary that will enable them to have conversations in French and read and write with accuracy. Most material is organized around different themes of everyday life. Speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills are developed through class activities. Students will also be exposed to French culture and literature. Readings will include cultural material from the textbook, simple literature excerpts from an elementary French reader, poems, and French magazines. Note that students at this grade level are expected to acquire the basics of the language at a rapid pace.