Goals of the course
Student will communicate in real-life situations using the 3 modes: interpersonal (2 way speaking/writing), interpretive (listening and reading), and presentational (1 way speaking/writing.)
By using authentic resources (videos and documents intended for native speakers), students will be able to communicate in French at the novice level. While practicing basic skills, cultural practices and perspectives will be examined to gain a deeper understanding of French speakers in local and global communities.
By the end of the course, learners should be performing at the novice-mid or novice-high levels based on SC standards. This is when students start to go beyond using memorized phrases and begin to create with the language, asking and answering questions on familiar topics and addressing familiar situations.
State standards for World Language can be found here.
Term Average Classwork/Homework 30% Quizzes 30% Tests/Projects/Presentations 40% Final Average 1 Semester 50%
Quarter 1 Term average 40%
Quarter 2 Term average 40%
1st Semester Exam 20%
2nd Semester 50%
Quarter 3 Term average 40%
Quarter 4 Term average 40%
Final Exam 20%
Class discussion (oral/electronic,) Class dialogues, and Class Notebook grades are pooled together as the classwork/homework grade.
Quizzes range from grammar and vocabulary quizzes to perfromance based assessments.
Students will have a range of test grades: grammar/vocabualry tets, performance based-assessment, presentations, and a quarterly participation grade.
- Textbook, paper, pen/pencil
- Earphones including a sturdy case for carrying them in backpacks
- Binder/two pocket folder Despite this being a paperless class, handouts/rubrics/notes are still provided and are a necessary part of our class.
- PS Your textbook is NOT a binder.
Class rules and consequences
- Arrive to class on time.
- Be ready to work when the bell rings.
- Use respectful language in class.
- Do not interfere with the teaching or learning of others.
Consequences for choosing to disregard class rules:
- Phone call to parent and/or administrator detention
- Office referral
Some offenses may result in an immediate office referral.