Students enrolled in the French I course are introduced to the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal and presentational, as well as the culture related to the French language. Students will focus on grammar and vocabulary skills via CDs, videos, DVDs, and computer activities which will also be used for cultural and language reinforcements. Students will have the opportunity to gain a new understanding of the history, geography and culture of the countries where French is spoken. Short homework assignments reinforce homework. Students should feel confident and comfortable in learning French as a second language.