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Bienvenue ! Welcome to French class ! You've made a great choice in language to learn !

Learning a Language - tips for language learners

See also:
About World Language Learning....Proficiency & Research Based Proficiency Targets

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Expectations for French Students (page 1 of student handout syllabus) - some general information. See further down the page for page 2 of student handout syllabus. :


Proficiency Benchmarks : French 1 French 2:
French 3:



Syllabi 2015-2016: (This is page 2 of student handout syllabus)
French 1 : French 2:
French 3:


Assessment Rubrics for 2015-16: Click here


Some reasons to take French :
Will French be the lingua franca of the future?

As of July, 2015, note which countries are Ohio's largest trading partners! Of the six, THREE are French-speaking!:
International Corporate Invest ment in Ohio, July 2015

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The 15 counties in the U.S. where French is actively spoken (map plus article in French, from US census data ,August 2013)

Why Finneytown Students like French



Speaking Le Monde - French is the most Practical Language !

On the Importance of knowing French

Oui, je parle français! Celebs speaking French....


The Language of the Stars (groups of famous French speaking people)

You Wouldn't know they majored in French

Which is the best language to learn?
"But if I was asked what foreign language is the most useful, and given no more parameters (where? for what purpose?), my answer would be French. Whatever you think of France, the language is much less limited than many people realise."


Bilingual Benefits - is it worth learning French anymore? You bet it is !


French - the most practical foreign language**

For Bastille Day, what America owes France (Vive la France ! Vive la similarité!)


Le français m'ouvre le monde



Why Learn French? (A great example of the several accents of native French speakers)



Jusin Bieber parle français



Prince William speaks French !