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French IV is a two-semester course that expands the foundation for acquiring a second language by using the communication modes of interpersonal, interpretive and presentational while integrating the practices, products and perspectives of the Francophone cultures. Students will increase their communication skills and comprehension using a variety of materials and instructional strategies that reflect the needs of the intermediate proficiency level student.
World Languages and Cultures State and District Standards
|Level IV students will:
*comprehend the main idea from instructions and conversations, survival situations and familiar topics;
* identify the main idea and specific information from a variety of sources;
* use pronunciation and intonation patterns;
* describe and narrate;
* express and support opinions; maintain brief conversations on familiar topics;
* infer meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases from context;
* respond to reading selections/interpret literature;
* analyze cultural elements found in reading materials;
* develop and organize ideas by planing, drafting, revising, proofreading and editing own work and others;
* write to obtain and report information using expanded vocabulary and grammatical structures;
* discuss and write about components of the social patterns being studied;
* distinguish similarities and differences among cultures
Functions: All functions learned in Intro-French III plus:
Assessments and Grading Scale
||Grading will be based on:
Le Set and Set participation points-5%
Exams and projects-40%
Oral Proficiency assessments-10%
Writing Proficiency Assessments-10%
Grading will be based on Le Set speaking and participation points, quizzes, exams, speaking and writing situations, individual and group projects, assignments, worksheets and other activities. Students will be evaluated for the proficiency level expected in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. All assignments are due on time. It is the responsibility of each student to consult the teacher for make-up work. Make-up allowed according to school policy.
Many activities are done in class. Therefore, regular class attendance is necessary for success in a World Languages and Cultures class. Class begins on time. Le Set provides critical review and practice during the beginning of the period. Unexcused absences and tardies follow school policy. Check student handbook for details.
Everyday participation in class has the following benefits:
Maximum exposure to and participation in the language.
Personal growth, skill and confidence in a second language.
Developed communication and literacy skills
Diversity awareness and a multicultural perspective
More and more universities are requiring a minimum of three to four years of one language for admission or graduation.
More and more careers in this global society require the ability to be able to communicate in another language and to be culturally aware.
Guidelines for Success and Community Partnership:
1. Be on time. Follow attendance policy. Take personal responsibility for makeup work.
2. Bring text, materials and other supplies everyday. Books must be covered.
3. Come to class everyday prepared to actively learn and participate.
4. Be an active listener. Follow classroom procedures.
5. Do Le Set everyday. It is a writing grade and a class participation grade.
6. Work and create with integrity and respect for yourself, the teacher and your peers.
7. Respect the property of others and the intellectual integrity including not copying from peers or the Internet. Do not use a computer translator.
8. Demonstrate stewardship for our classroom environment and the school by keeping it clean.
9. Work cooperatively in groups.
10. Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, creativity and independence.
11. Demonstrate willingness to experience unfamiliar materials and situations with an open mind.
12. Harassment and other discipline issues will follow the LHS Discipline code.
Texts and Materials