This is a list of basic, useful classroom phrases in French that I hand out to my students at the beginning of the year. It allows you to require students to use French on a regular basis right from the beginning. It also allows students to feel like they can communicate in the language immediately. This list includes phrases that the students can use as well as phrases that the teacher can use and that students should understand. It introduces some basic vocabulary and grammar, which students often refer back to as new concepts are introduced in class.