Dr. Kathryn B. Wolfkiel
Department of World Languages
Academic and Behavioral Expectations
French IOffice: Period 2 and by appointment
French I is a beginning course that introduces students to the French language and culture. The emphasis is on developing interpersonal and interpretive skills with the gradual introduction of presentational speaking and writing experiences. Students will learn to communicate about a variety of aspects of daily life. Conversational functions include asking and answering questions, describing people and places, and expressing feelings and preferences. Students will read basic texts about countries where French is spoken and be introduced to various examples of authentic texts found in the culture, including signs and advertisements. Class will be conducted in French.
Requiredtext: T’es branché, Level 1, Online version
Additional Materials:Two-pocket folder for photocopies
Spiral notebook or binder section
UNITS OF STUDYSemester One / Semester Two
Bonjour, tout le monde!
How do greetings in French-speaking countries differ from those in the US? / Chez moi!
What makes a house a home?
All About ME!
Who am I? / Staying in Shape
How can I stay healthy?
All Work and No Play???
How does what we do help to define us / All Aboard for Vacation!
How do major world cities show us what is important to them?
Let’s go SHOPPING!
What do our shopping experiences say about who we are?
- Be on time!
- Be prepared!
- Be respectful of others and our learning environment!
- Be legible!
- Be enthusiastic and speak up!
ATTENDANCE AND MAKE UP WORK
See Student Handbook for the school’s policies. When you are absent, it is yourresponsibility to inform yourself about missing assignments. I accept make-up work in accordance with the school’s policy. If there are extenuating circumstances, please see me to make alternative arrangements.
Please refer to the Student Handbook for the school’s policy. Note that electronic translators should not be used for writing compositions of any kind, as they are often very literal and incorrect. If you need to look up a word or phrase, is a much better choice.
The use of electronic devices in class is prohibited UNLESS we are using them for an activity. Computers will be used regularly in class to perform activities associated with our curriculum.
- Interpretive Mode (30%)
- Reading and Listening
- Interpersonal Mode (30%)
- Speaking and Writing
- Presentational Mode (30%)
- Speaking and Writing
- Skill and Structure (10%)
Final Semester Grade = Exam (20%)+ Semester Work (80%)