L’Art de lire combines beginning conversational French with an introduction to French phonics, enabling children to read simple stories in French from the first lesson. Includes verb conjugations, grammar, and conversational French.
L’Art de lire 1 is designed for beginning French students who are reading well in English. The grammar taught in this course corresponds to the Ontario, Canada expectations for Core French Curriculum for grade four (French as a second language).
The program is suitable, however, for older beginners. Even students who have had some French can benefit from the material taught in this first level of L’Art de lire. Many students who have struggled with French in the classroom, or using other French programs for homeschooling, have found that the beginning levels of L’Art de lire have filled in the gaps and enabled them to understand and enjoy learning French.