Français 3/4/5 IB
"Learning to speak another's language means taking one's place in the human community. It means reaching out to others across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Language is far more than a system to be explained. It is our most important link to the world around us. Language is culture in motion. It is people interacting with people."Sandra Savignon Communicative Competence: Theory and Classroom Practice.Reading, MA Addison Wesley, 1983, p. 187 .
Français III/IV – Baccalauréat International
Palmer High School
MARGOT.EASTER@MATSUK12.US Room: 1033
Classroom phone number: (907) 746-8430
Office hours: Fridays from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Course Description :
The course objective is to enable students to achieve a high level of proficiency in the four skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course is conducted completely in French, except where necessary to clarify grammatical explanations. Students are also required to participate in a variety of cultural activities both within and beyond the classroom.
1. To have students become proficient in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, in preparation for the IB Exams (and AP ® French Language Exams).
2. To enrich the students’ cultural knowledge and experience with the francophone world.
3. To attain proficiency in the French language in accordance with the National Standards.
Our primary text for the year is: Imaginez: le Français sans frontière.
Other sources and materials :
1. Trumper, Christine. Israel, John. French B. IB Diploma Programme. Oxford University Press.
2. Released IB Exams
3. Various sources of reading materials, such as novels, short stories, plays, poetry,
newspapers, magazines, songs, internet articles, and other publications.
Types of Assignments: in response to audio, visual and printed stimuli: Written communication/ Oral communication. Letters (formal and informal), presentations, journal entries, paired conversations, newspaper articles, round table discussions, reviews of films, concerts, interviews, opinion pieces, ads, debates, brochures, etc.
Ici, nous parlons Français!
The goal of most people who opt to study a world language is to eventually be able to speak that language fluently. This requires a tremendous commitment from both the student and the teacher: a willingness to work hard consistently and an understanding that without this commitment, language acquisition will not occur.
As the student, your first task is to train yourself to listen attentively in order to comprehend the French that you will hear. Your second task is to make a great effort to use the language yourself, as much as possible. This is the only way to achieve any kind of fluency in any language, ever. Be prepared to make mistakes. Imagine growing up, hearing English all around you, but never opening your mouth because you were afraid of making a mistake.
PONCTUALITY: Students must be in their assigned seats when the bell rings. If you are late, you must go to the front office to get a pass and provide me with your pass upon return.
PREPARATION: All course work will be completed via Google Classroom this semester (unless otherwise specified). Please bring your school-issued chromebook, daily.
CONDUCT: Profanity, inappropriate behavior, and disrespect to fellow peers will not be tolerated in this classroom. You are expected to treat your classmates and Madame Easter with respect and courtesy. If you are disrespecting others, you will be sent to the hallway or to the office. Depending on the severity of the offense, a discipline referral will be sent to administration, as well as a phone call to parents.
CELLPHONES: NO CELL PHONES UNLESS YOU ARE DIRECTED TO USE IT FOR LEARNING PURPOSES ONLY.
BACKPACK: To meet our mitigation standards for this school year, lockers will not be available to students. With that said, you will be required to bring your backpack to each class. There is a designated backpack area in the classroom (along the back wall) where you will be required to stow your bags, to allow for additional space within our desk/class work area.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance is crucial when learning a second language. What you miss in class in terms of valuable verbal class work cannot be made up; frequent absences will inevitably affect your success and grade in the class. If you miss a class, excused or otherwise, you will need to log on Google Classroom to see what work you missed. YOU are responsible for making up work that you missed.
HALL PASSES: We will be following a strict mitigation plan for hallway use this year. Hall passes will be limited. Restrooms are limited to posted occupancy limits, one student per classroom at a time during class.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Plagiarism as well as the use of Google Translate or any other online translators will not be tolerated and will result in a disciplinary referral as well as loss of credit.
PHS SAFETY MITIGATION PLAN FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
- Cleaning supplies: hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and cleaning cloths are available for teachers/students to use as needed
- Deep cleaning (tables and other surfaces) occurs after school, and on Fridays
- Mask: Both students and staff are required to wear a mask at all times.
- Altered Schedule: Four-day week, three-period school day. Periods 1, 2, 3 meet during one week, followed by periods 4, 5, and 6 the week following. This achieves fewer passing periods and reduces the number of interactions within a building over the course of a week.
- Food: Food must only be eaten in designated areas (lunch/breakfast areas), not in classrooms
- Seating charts are required in ALL classes this year. You may not move out of your assigned seat.
- Staggered lunches: There will be three different lunch blocks this year. Students will need to stay in designated areas.
- Restrooms: Restrooms are limited to posted occupancy limits, one student per classroom at a time during class.
- Shared supplies: Should supplies be shared (colored pencils, scissors, etc.), disinfecting will take place after use.
- Computers: Each of you will have a Chromebook checked out to you. You will be expected to bring your Chromebook to class daily, and take it home daily.
- No student lockers: As lockers will not be available, students will need to be prepared to bring their backpack with them to class. I will have a designated area to stow your backpack while class is in session.
- Hallways: Please walk on opposite sides of the hall, no congregating or social groupings
French Supplies for Madame Easter’s classes:
Your school-issued chromebook computer (Make sure it’s charged!)
Deadline to turn in late work: END OF QUARTER.
Assessments are divided in two sections.
1) Formative Assessments (30%) are part of the instructional process.
In class/Zoom participation/ Homework/ Bell Quizzes (daily)
2) Summative Assessments (70%) are given periodically to determine at a particular point in time what students know and do not know.
Quizzes (end of lesson)/ Tests (end of unit)/ Orals/ Projects
It is the student’s responsibility to check his/her grades on Synergy regularly.
Extra credit will be offered throughout the semester (example: online tutoring, Yule log cake, King Cake, Declamation, etc.) Do not depend on extra credit to significantly raise your grade!
I. French Level IB SL/HL
In the course of language study, the following belief is essential: language and culture are inseparable.
Essential Questions in French IB
1. How can I express myself with others in French?
2. How can I develop my understanding of the nature of language?
3. How can I develop my understanding and appreciation of the Francophone world?
4. Are words alone sufficient for communication?
5. How does studying another culture make an individual understand and appreciate our own?
6. What roles do language and culture play in shaping society?
7. How has colonization by the French affected the cultures of the Francophone world?
8. How can we compare and contrast urban and rural cultures in Francophone countries and here in the US?
9. How do languages and cultures evolve?
10. What roles do language and culture play in global issues?
TEST YOUR FRENCH LEVEL ONLINE:
Do you need to review grammar, vocabulary, linkwords? Check out those websites and PRACTICE!!!
1) Browse the QUIA, QUIZLET, MEMRISE, and CONJUGUEMOS sites for review of grammar and usage.
2) Try these links for more practice on grammar , usage, reading comprehension
[[@http://www.vanin-methodes.be/cms_master/images_sub/Arcades/ia/IA-AR296LycéeEtrangers.htm]] Reading Comp
http://www.livremot.be/les-connecteurs-logiques/ logical connectors – a coherent text
http://www.lepointdufle.net/relationslogiques.htm Go to the section on Les Connecteurs Argumentation and choose any exercise there that helps you to remember and use logical connectors in your argument.
http://www.bonjourdefrance.com/ Bonjour de France est un « cyber-magazine » éducatif gratuit contenant des exercices, des tests et des jeux pour apprendre le français.
Check google classroom.
III. Homework and coming up quizzes/tests!!!
Check google classroom.
Summative work will be accepted for full credit up until the school-wide semester drop dead dates: Coming up.
VII. EXTRA CREDITS!
Tutoring: we are always looking for tutors if you wish to receive extra credit points.
(When? during PHARM time)
VIII. Websites, power points used in class.
Check google classroom.
IX. FRENCH IB SL/HL candidates
Suggested instructional resources and texts
Imaginez, Le Français sans frontières, Mitschke, 2008
TV5 www.tv5.org (television from the Francophone world)
Radio France Internationale (RFI) www.rfi.fr (listening experiences
From French radio)
authentic materials from a variety of print publications, including
Le Figaro, Clés de l’actualité, Paris-Match, France-Amérique
activities from www.lepointdufle.net
X. INDIVIDUAL ORAL PRACTICE
Study the following picture (15 minutes), present (record your voice for 6-8 minutes), and email your recording to Mme Easter email@example.com. Please, check with your teacher to make sure she has received your recording.
Practice IB French vocabulary with the website below when finished recording your presentation.
Suggested grammar themes
A complete review of French grammar is enforced in context to facilitate a greater understanding of communication.
the present and the imperative
the compound past
the past perfect
the simple past (literary and conversational)
the noun and the adjective
the comparative and the superlative
the personal pronouns
the reflexive verb
the future and the future perfect
the conditional and the past conditional
the relative pronouns
the passive voice
the complex sentence (usage of various conjunctions)
Amélie Nothomb, Stupeur et Tremblements
Mariama Bâ, Une si longue lettre
Gabrielle Roy, Rue Deschambault
Eugène Ionesco, La Cantatrice Chauve
Azouz Begag, Le Gone de Chaâba, Un Mouton dans la Baignoire, La Guerre des Moutons
Tristan et Yseut, La mort
Corneille, Le Cid
Beaumarchais, Le mariage de Figaro
Musset, Les caprices de Marianne
Dumas, Les trois Mousquetaires
Maupassant, Farce normande, L’Enfant et autres histoires de famille
Camus, L’étranger, Le Malentendu
Prévert, Pour toi mon amour
Tournier, Les fiancés de la plage
Senghor, To a dark girl in Poèmes perdus
Molière, L’avare, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Balzac, Le père Goriot, La comédie humaine
La Fontaine, Le loup et l’agneau
Montesquieu, Les lettres persanes
George Sand, La mare du diable
Aimé Césaire, Cahier du retour au pays natal
Nina Bouraoui, Garçon manqué
Cocteau, Les Enfants terribles
Assia Djebar, L’amour, la fantasia, Oran, langue morte
Chamoiseau, Chemin d’école
Rousseau, Les confessions
Chateaubriand, Mémoires l’Outre-Tombe
Hugo, Les Misérables, Notre-Dame de Paris
Colette, La maison de Claudine
Simone de Beauvoir, Mémoires d’une jeune fille rangée
Apollinaire, La cravate et la montre
Baudelaire, Les fleurs du mal
Le Clézio, Désert, La Ronde, Mondo et autres histoires
Nancy Huston, Nord perdu
Sartre, Huis clos, Les Mots
Stendhal, Le rouge et le noir
Annie Ernaux, la place, Une femme
Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Correspondance
Prosper Mérimée, Mateo Falcone
Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
Maryse Condé, Moi, Tituba, sorcière