French 1 Syllabus

Campbell High School 

High School Course Syllabus

 Course TitleFrench 1

Term : Spring 2020
Teacher: Monsieur E. Moyé

Room #604

This French I language course focuses on the development of communicative competence in French language and understanding of the francophone cultures. When the French I course is completed, students will be at a Novice-Mid or Novice-High level of oral proficiency.
Students will begin to show a greater level of accuracy when using basic language structures, and they will be exposed to more complex features of the French language. They will continue to focus on communicating about their immediate world and daily life activities, read material on familiar topics, and write short, directed compositions. The major way of communication between students and instructors will be in the target language. (This means the class will be taught 90% of the time in French).

Because students may have begun formal language learning at various stages of their cognitive development, the teacher will adjust vocabulary and content in order to reflect developmentally appropriate interests.
This course will be taught for one semester. An important component of the French I language class is the use of the language beyond the classroom in the real world. The integration of technology is an important tool in accessing authentic information in the target language. Efforts will be made to provide students the opportunity to interact with native speakers. In the case of partnering with a class abroad, students will need parental permission to communicate through Internet.

By the end of Level I, students should reach Novice-Low level proficiency in speaking and writing and Novice-Mid level proficiency in reading (ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, 2012).

For complete information on the Georgia Performance Standards, see: https://www.georgiastandards.org/standards/pages/BrowseStandards/MLLStandards9-12.aspx .

Progress Assessment and Evaluation

Along with compliance to the WL (world languages) guidelines, this course reflects the five strands of the National and Georgia performance standards for foreign languages: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Assignments will be communicative (interpretive, interpersonal, and/or presentational) with at least two other strands incorporated. Performance assessments will be either formative (for example participation or quizzes) or summative (projects or unit tests), and will reflect these three communicative modes and interculturality. As the course progresses, the quantity of summative assessments will logically increase. The course culminates with the Proficiency Assessment that holistically measures student achievement. When appropriate, numerical values from the AP system will be converted to Cobb County grades, and students will be provided with a conversion table.

Formative Tasks & Assessments – Total 30%

  • Interpretive (10%)
  • Interpersonal (10%)
  • Presentational (10%)

Summative Assessments – Total 65%

  • Interpersonal (30%)
  • Interpretive (20%)
  • Presentational (15%)
  • Culture, Communities, Connections (15%)
  • L2 Proficiency Assessment – 10%
  • Final Assessment – 10%
  • Exam Exemption Policy 

Only Juniors and Seniors may exempt a Final Exam if they meet the following criteria:

  • Have an A or B and 3 or fewer unexcused absences in the class.
  • Have not received ISS or OSS for spring/fall semester.
  • Have 9 or fewer unexcused combined tardies from classes.

If a student exempts an exam, he/she may not be on campus. If a student is on campus, he/she will report to the designated area.

Grading

Performance-based assignments will be graded according to respective rubrics when the IB/AP Conversion Table cannot be used.

Exceeds expectations A-, A, A+ (92, 95, 98)
Meets expectations B-, B, B+  (82, 85, 88)
Approaches expectations C-, C, C+  (72, 75, 78)
Does not meet expectations F   65
Plagiarism, missing assignments 0

 

Resources

The main text is Vista Higher Learning D’accord 1. Students will not receive a physical book unless they request one. They will have complete access to its online version. Additional reading materials will be provided for you through “Lisons Comme Ca” as well as authentic online resources will be used on a regular basis. All necessary information for the course (calendars, projects, rubrics, resources, etc.) will be posted on teacher website. www.cafemoye.com

Pacing Guide

Time Thematic Units Main Textbook Resources
Week 1-5 Thème 1 : Ma famille, mes amis, et moi Leçons 1A
Week 6-9 Thème 2 : À l’école et après l’école Leçons 1B, 2A, et 2B
Week 10-13 Thème 3: Ma communauté Leçons 3A, 3B, 4A, et 4B
Week 14-17 Thème 4: Mon temps libre Leçons 5A et 5B
Week 18 Proficiency Assessment
Week 19 Final Exams

 France-Atlanta Cultural Events

All students will be expected to attend at least one event from the France-Atlanta cultural event this semester http://www.france-atlanta.org to satisfy the Interculturality performance standards.

DO NOT JUST GO TO A FRENCH RESTAURANT or CAFÉ!

Most of the events are free of charge and could be attended with friends and/or family. Upon attending, students will submit a report outlining the content of the event and their personal take from it. This report will contain a photograph featuring the student in the environment of the event along with any supplemental materials (flyer, brochure, handout).

Your outside Francophone Cultural Activité or Event is due no later than May 1, 2020. Here are a few links to inspire you over the next few months:

Required Student Materials

The main class content outside of VHL will be Quizlet where students will have access to online quizzes, languages assessments, games, and just fun stuff!! In addition, you will also need:

  • A notebook (cahier) for notes, classwork, vocabulary, and writing entries. All exams require handwritten submissions. It is extremely important that students become accustomed to handwrite neatly and legibly. These smart notebooks allow quick and easy online submission and filing of handwritten entries or documents.
  • A small binder, paper, pen, pencil, and highlighter will be needed for work with hard copies.
  • A French/English dictionary

Tutoring

Tutoring may be handled in different ways: I will be available for tutoring help on Tuesdays and Thursdays (T days for ‘tutoring’) 7:30 – 8:00 am. Advanced notice is REQUIRED! Individual tutoring sessions may be arranged with an advanced student upon request, and those may take place whenever and wherever the two students agree, including in my room 604.

Assignment Policies and Academic Honesty

Plagiarism is presenting other people’s work as one own. These other people may be classmates, other students, friend, or family members, or authors of published materials either in the press or on Internet. Use of online translators and excessive use of dictionary is also considered academic dishonesty. If cheating or plagiarism is suspected, you will be asked to defend your submission. Plagiarism results in a grade of zero and has the most devastating effect on the student’s average grade. Please, adhere to the Academic Honesty Policy of the school.

Tardies, Absences, and Make-Up Policy

Because of the emphasis on oral listening and speaking skills, student attendance and participation are extremely important. An assignment not turned in when due may be turned in as a late or make-up assignment for a partial grade. Daily activities, homework assignments, exams/quizzes will be accepted for up to one (1) week after the due date of an excused absence starting the day the student returns to school. Major assignments such as projects and presentations may be made up within two (2) weeks. No late/make-up assignments will be accepted for credit after May 1st for the respective semester.

Tardies and unexcused absences are administrative offenses and will be handled according to the appropriate school procedure. Consequences may include: Saturday school, ISS, OSS depending on the tardy frequency.

Conduct Expectations

  • Great appropriately in French when entering or leaving the classroom.
  • Respect your teachers, classmates, school property, and expect the same in return.
  • Be on time and ready for class: bring pen/pencil, paper, book, notebook, and homework.
  • No food, drinks, gum, or candy. Bottled water is allowed.
  • No use of cell phones in class unless requested or allowed by the teacher. All cell phones WILL be checked in daily before taking your seat.
  • A participation and language usage grade will be taken weekly.

* All cell phones will be checked in BEFORE class using the provided wall-mounted holder. Each student is responsible to place it there for safe keeping during the class and will not be aloud to use it unless a class activity requires its use. Please use the following number Phone #678-842-6850 Ext: 1604 in case of emergencies to contact your child during my class time. 

Contact

Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me through e-mail at Edward.moye@cobbk12.org or through the “professeur/contact” page on this site. 

I am certain we will have a great time in the French I class.

Respectfully,

Edward Moyé