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1er - le français 1A
2ème - le français 1A
3ème - le français 1B
4ème - le français 1B
Bienvenu au français 1A et 1B!
Bienvenu au Français 1A et 1B!
Welcome to French 1A and 1B!
In French 1A we will be diving into the francophone world and the French language. We will be speaking French as much as possible, so be prepared to dive right in! Our studies will begin with traditional greetings, the date, telling time, colors and numbers. We will learn to describe people and places, families, homes, and neighborhoods. We will also learn about food, shopping, and how to order in a restaurant. All the while we will be learning about culture in the francophone world. I hope you are ready to immerse yourself in French during this class!
In French 1BI we will be diving back into the francophone world and the French language. We will be speaking French as much as possible. Don’t worry – we will start with a lot of review! French 1B will build upon everything you learned last year and prepare you for French 2 at the high school level. After our review we will be learning how to discuss clothing, shopping, air travel, train travel, sports, summer and winter weather and the activities that happen during these seasons, and how to describe daily activities.
Yes, there is homework in French class. There will not be a lot of homework, but there will be daily homework designed to reinforce what you have learned at school. It is also very helpful to practice speaking with someone at home – even if they don’t understand you! You will be surprised at how quickly you will learn if you practice. Each assignment will be worth three points. Homework will often be in the workbook. Homework should not be difficult and is an easy way to maintain a good grade in French.
I expect all students to do their best and to encourage their peers to succeed as well. A large part of your grade in class will be based on oral participation, much of which comes from putting forth your best effort. We all know that it is hard to try something new and everyone makes mistakes. I want our classroom to be a safe place for everyone to try something new and have fun. I do want people to be talking in class, in fact most of the time! However, they need to be speaking French!
Each week, students will be given 10 points. In order to maintain those points, you will be expected to participate and engage in our classroom. Speaking in English, disrupting, interrupting, and inappropriate behavior will result in lost points. Don’t worry, I don’t expect you to be able to speak French all the time! I know you will have a lot of questions - we will do our best to speak French, but there will be times when we speak English. I am referring more to chatting with a neighbor about the weekend rather than paying attention to what is going on in class! If you choose to talk about your weekend activities in French, fantastic!
What to Bring to Class
Please bring a notebook and a folder designated for French class, or a three ring binder with paper that has a section for French - whichever works better for you. Be prepared daily with a pen or pencil. Always bring your workbook to class. Sometimes we will have time to get started on homework during class.
-please be on time
-no chewing gum or food in class
-all tests/quizzes need to be made up in a timely fashion - this is up to you to remind me- I will not chase you down! I will, of course, remind you, but you have to take responsibility for your work.
-please hang backpacks outside and bring only what you need
-no laughing at people's mistakes
1/4 of your grade will be based on tests and quizzes
1/4 of your grade will be based on homework
1/4 of your grade will be based on classwork and projects
1/4 of your grade will be based on oral participation and proficiency
As you can see, if you do the homework and participate in class, you will be successful!
Last but not least
I am available during brunch every day and lunch time on wednesdays for students to make up tests and quizzes or for extra help. I can be available other days for lunch if planned in advance. Please let me know when you would like to come in - my door is always open! Contact me anytime at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.