During my freshman year I took my very first French class through OHG, which was taught by Margaret Piper. For this course we used French is Fun: Book 1 by Gail Stein. The class ran through both semesters, and met weekly. Our assignment each week was to study the current lesson and answer the questions and do the exercises in the workbook. In class, Margaret would answer any questions we had about the assigned materials. After questions, we would then practice the new vocabulary and complete written quizzes on the material. For the rest of the class Margaret would run through the next lesson and explain the general concepts and help us with pronunciation of the new vocabulary. In class we would also occasionally play french word or counting games, and act out scenarios where we would write and memorize conversational dialog.
By thoroughly reviewing the lessons, completing the assignments, and participating in class, I learned basic french grammar and how to conjugate regular RE-verbs, and gained a small vocabulary.