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Beginner Lesson Plan

This plan is to serve as a general guideline for students new to the French language or students falling in the A1-A2 spectrum of the Common European Framework (CEF), used internationally to assess and describe the level of fluency achieved by a foreign language learner.

 

Level   Description
Beginner
A1
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Elementary
A2
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate Basic need.

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For those new to the language, this plan is designed to be an introduction to French, while the students already familiar with its rudiments will solidify their knowledge and reinforce their skills.
Materials, homework, and email support is provided.


By the end of this plan, the student will know the fundamentals of French, will be able to express simple ideas, hold basic conversations with native French speakers and navigate through casual situations while traveling.

BEGINNER LESSON PLAN

Lesson 1 The Alphabet, the sounds of French, pronunciation
Lesson 2 Greetings & introductions, the verbs TO BE, TO HAVE
Lesson 3-4 Nouns, masculine, feminine / single, plural
Lesson 5 Articles THE and A
Lesson 6 Present tense verbs in –ER, verb TO GO
Lesson 7 Formulating questions and Polite requests
Lesson 8 Prepositions: in, at, to, on, over, under, in front, under, next to
Lesson 9 Contractions: de + le, la, les / à + le, la, les
Lesson 10 Cities, countries, regions
Lesson 11 Numbers 1 to 60, age, time and minutes
Lesson 12 Numbers beyond 60, Dates - days of the week, months
Lesson 13 Simple negation
Lesson 14 Adjectives
Lesson 15 Demonstratives: THIS and THAT
Lesson 16 Possessives: MY, YOUR, HIS/HER, OUR, YOUR, THEIR
Lesson 17-19 Verbs in –IR, -RE, -OIR, to know SAVOIR/CONNAITRE
Lesson 20 Modality verbs: CAN, MUST, TO WANT
Lesson 21 Past tense I – The Passe Compose I
Lesson 22 Past tense I – The Passe Compose II
Lesson 23 Comparison
Lesson 24-25 Direct object, Indirect object

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