Course number and title


French I with Madame Goeller

Course description

In this class, students will expand their comprehension and expression skills in French.  In each thematic unit, students will build their vocabulary knowledge as well as acquire new tools for communication through the study of grammatical concepts. Students will use the language and learn about culture in a variety of ways including, but not limited to: songs, games, technology, movies, music, individual and collaborative projects, and authentic speaking, reading, and listening activities.

Course materials

Discovering French, Nouveau!  Bleu textbook

Student workbook packets

Additional online activities

Units taught

1. Greetings and getting to know each other

2.  Everyday life in Paris

3.  Daily activities

4.  People and possessions

5.  Visiting a French home and town

6.  Buying clothing

Major exams/projects

Throughout each unit, students will be assessed by means of:

  • 2 to 3 lesson quizzes (each unit is further divided into lessons according to the text)
  • A written comprehensive unit test
  • A speaking evaluation, whether performance based or interview style
  • A creative project

Grading practice/policy

Students in French I will be graded using a total points system. Students will earn points by completing homework, in-class assignments, quizzes, tests and projects.  It is very important for students to complete assignments on time, as many assignments tend to build on the previous assignments. Projects and assignments will be accepted late for partial credit.   If a student is absent from school, he or she will have the number of classes he or she was absent to show the teacher any late work for full credit.

Late work: For graded assignments worth ten points or more, 10% of the grade will be deducted for every class the assignment is late. If you turn in the assignment more than three classes late, 50% of the grade will be deducted. For assignments worth less than ten points, all late work will be reduced by 50%.

Teacher contact information


Phone: 814-272-8779