Students receive a thorough grounding in the basics of the French language in this introductory, two-semester course. French I has been designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These standards call for a method of teaching that focuses on successful communication through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multimedia presentations, self-checks, prac-tice activities, and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. Learning activities in each unit are focused on a specific theme.