First Start French is the perfect introduction to French for students at grade levels 3 through 8. If you would like to add a modern language to your Latin studies, here's the program for you. Modeled after the approachable Latina Christiana format, you will be able to teach your students the basics of grammar, help them develop a large vocabulary, and assist them in beginning to speak French. You will enjoy learning along with them as they practice conversation, reading and translation, and are introduced to French culture.
The student manual introduces vocabulary, grammar, and translation, with practice exercises for every lesson. The teacher manual includes hints and guidelines to keep you ahead of your student. Quizzes and answer keys make it easy to check progress. A pronunciation guide and CD recorded by a native French speaker will give your student the guidance needed to develop a good accent. Six fun, traditional French songs help with grammar and vocabulary.
Quizzes are available online at FirstStartFrench.com.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this a one-year course?
Yes. First Start French: Book Two is designed to be used over one year. It includes 36 weekly lessons and review lessons.
How does First Start French relate to high school credits?
Books One and Two of First Start French will be equivalent to one year of high school French.
Will DVDs be available for First Start French?
Mrs. Schultz is planning to record DVDs after she completes the second year of First Start French.
Why did Memoria Press publish a modern language textbook?
Memoria supports the value of a classical education and offers courses based on those principals. While the value and importance of learning Latin can't be overstated, the addition of a modern language can provide enrichment for a student who loves language. First Start French uses an approach similar to Latina Christiana to introduce children to the basic grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and speaking skills of a vital modern language. It is a rich and exciting addition to any curriculum, and Memoria Press thinks it is the best approach for a modern language.
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