Mademoiselle Armour e-mail: [email protected] voice mail: (262) 369-3611 ext. 3617 Course Goals Develop proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) Standards: Novice (French I and II) Intermediate (French III and IV) Beginning Advanced (AP French) Course Goals (continued) Proficiency developed using the 4 skill areas: Speaking Listening Reading Writing Skills will be developed in thematic units that emphasize culture of France and the French speaking world Grading (French III and IV) A 90-100% B 80-89% C 70-79% D 60-69% Speaking 15% Listening 25% Reading 15% Writing 15% Grammar acquisition 15% Vocabulary acquisition 15% Students and parents will be able to understand strength and practice weakness skill areas F 0-59% Grading (French I and II) A 90-100% B 80-89% C 70-79% D 60-69% Speaking 15% Listening 20% Reading 20% Writing 15% Culture 10% Grammar acquisition10% Vocabulary Acquistion 10% Students and parents will be able to understand strength and practice weakness skill areas F 0-59% Skyward grade access PLEASE CHECK SKYWARD ON A REGULAR BASIS!! Grades and assignments will be updated regularly. Grade printouts will not be given in class. Homework *Daily assignments will be posted on Google Classroom *Homework is assigned daily. *It is expected that all homework be attempted and completed. *A 20 minute after school detention will be assigned after 3 missing assignments within a 2 week period *Daily review and practice is very important! Make-up Work All tests, quizzes and assessments are to be taken on the scheduled day unless arrangements have been made ahead of time. Any work that was due on the day of the absence is to be turned in when the student returns to school. Students have 1 day to make up missed homework assignments. French in Action quizzes will normally be given on Fridays (2nd semester levels I and III). One low episode will be dropped per quarter. If a student misses more than 1 episode per quarter, they must make it up with me after school or receive a 0 for the quiz. Attendance New material is presented every day so it is important that students attend class regularly! A Saturday detention will be assigned after the fourth tardy. Materials to be brought to class every day Textbook—should be covered at all times! French I—Discovering French Bleu French II----Discovering French Blanc French III and French IV—Discovering French Rouge AP French—Allons au-delà 3 ring binder with loose-leaf paper OR A 70 page notebook just for French Discovering French Workbook (I, II, III, and IV) Folder 1 dry erase marker Pens and pencils *French I and II students need an additional composition notebook to be left in the classroom for a journal *Advanced students may want to invest in a good French dictionnary of 70,000 or more entries (I like Larousse or Webster’s New World) Use of French The class will be conducted in French! Students of French III and higher (French II second semester) will be expected to use French at all times while in the classroom! Getting Extra Help It is important to get help right away if a concept is not well understood instead of waiting for assessment time. Make an appointment with me in class, by e-mail or phone. I am available at North during 2nd hour, 8th hour at South and after school every day at South. Extra practice activities are available on my Quia web pages. There are links to these sites on my AHS home page! Classroom Expectations Be appropriate, be respectful, be responsible NO gum, food or beverage of any kind Be respectful and courteous of all others; listen when others are talking Bring materials to class every day Be on time—in your seat when the bell rings Clean up after yourself Students are expected to use technology repsonsibly and only when needed Technology Expectations Students will use laptops primarily for occasional short research assignments in the classroom Students are expected to stay on website determined by Mademoiselle and follow all other classroom instructions for laptop use You may use an online dictionary to look up individual words but not to translate larger chunks of language Questions? The syllabus for this class is posted on my page of Arrowhead’s website www.arrowheadschools.org Questions about specific assignments can be answered by looking at Skyward Extra practice activities can be accessed by the links on my page of the Arrowhead website French Club *French Club activities are available to any French students *Approximately 1 activity per month *Tentative date for the Chicago trip: Friday, December 4th Look for information in class Concours oral at AHS Arrowhead will be hosting the state finals for the French Pronunciation Contest Tentative date: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 Save the date! Help needed!