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  • Westside High School

     French II Course Syllabus

    Course    :   French Level II / Room: 105                                                                                         Year: 2020-2021   Instructor:  Mr. André Carment                                                                                Phone number: 706-868-4030                        Email: carmean1@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us                                      Best time of contact me: 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

    1. Course Description

         The Level II language course focuses on the development of varying levels of proficiency in French, the target language, and understanding of the culture(s) of the people who speak the language. It assumes that the students express need, preferences, feeling and emotions. They have the ability to use the knowledge and experience acquired from level I. The major means of communication between students and instructor will be in French, the target language. *



    1. Course Content

         Students in French II will study intermediary topics, concepts and additional vocabulary. Students will also study grammar appropriate for the second level of French.

         Each student will be expected to read, write, speak, and listen in the French language. These skills will be tested through quizzes, unit tests, semester exams, writing workshops, classwork, homework, projects, assignments and any related manners.
         Course information is located on www.canvas.com. Each student will sign up for an account and join the class. Assignments, reminders, discussion boards, and more will be included in this website.


    • Course Materials
      Students studying French II will use the  Bien dit! French Level II   textbook (provided).

    For interactive study, please access the same text book online: (1) Go to www.my.hrw.com and enter given username and password (will be issued by the teacher). (2) Click on available resources for practice, review and assignments. Additionally, students will be using other online learning tools such as quizlet, Duolingo, and so on.

    Students will need to purchase the following items:

    1 3-ring binder – 1 ½ or 2 inches

    1 pack of 4 binder dividers

    Writing utensils (pens and pencils), Highlighters and Paper

    Recommended: Pocket English-French dictionary


    1. Course Policies

         Students are expected to follow the Westside High School policies on attendance, absences, and late arrivals. These policies will be strictly enforced.

    1. Grading Policy / Assessment
      French II grades are based off of percentages out of 100%.

    Assessments, Projects, Performance Tasks   40%

    Quizzes, Presentations, Writings                   35%

    Classwork, Homework, Discussions             25%

    Late Work:

         Students who turn in late work will may lose points based on the date it is turned in. This policy assumes that the student is in school on all days concerned. The late work policy does not cover make-up work from an absence.

    Missed Work:

          If a student is absent (excused or unexcused) he or she has one week from the return date to make up the missed work. It is the student’s responsibility to ask about missed work. All pertinent information is located on canvas.com.

    Classroom Rules:

    1. Arrive to class on time and begin working on “Travail à la Cloche” (bell work).
    2. Have all materials necessary every day.
    3. Respect the classroom, its items, and everyone in it.
    4. Comply with all classroom procedures.
    5. Be aware of and follow the technology usage of the day.
    6. Follow the Westside standards, rules, procedures, etc.

    Classroom Expectations:

    1. Students are required to speak French in the classroom up to achievement level.
    2. Students are expected to participate fully in all classroom activities.
    3. Students are expected to arrive to class willing to learn.

           Homework Policy:
          Students will be given at least two assignments or class works per week. Homework is to be turned in on the date specified for that specific assignment. Homework will be collected immediately upon entering the classroom or submitted online at the due date or before, and therefore must be completed at home. Students who are seen working on homework in class the day it is to be turned in will not receive credit.

          Students will be assessed in several ways throughout the year. Participation (speaking in French, paying attention in class, participating in group work) will be an integral part of each student’s grade. Students are required to keep all opening work (Bell ringers) in their binders and will be graded randomly on these. Binder checks will be conducted randomly throughout the year and students must bring their binder to class every day and keep it organized. Classwork and Homework will be graded at least twice a week in order to practice the new materials.  These formative assessments are not always for a grade as they are most of the time used in order to help each student see their strengths and weaknesses. However, the fact that you complete them and take part in other class activities will help you earn your “participation” grade. Unit Tests will be given after each Unit. Projects will be given throughout the semester and will each deal with a particular theme. Finally, there will be two Semester Exams. The semester exams will each cover the material from that semester.
         Duolingo is an application that students can download for free to smart phones or tablets. It can also be accessed at Duolingo.com from a computer.  Students will be given a level to reach by a certain date. Students will be allowed to re-take Quizzes if they scored poorly on two conditions. First, the student must receive assistance before the retake and secondly must acknowledge a better understanding of content in question.

    Course Outline
         French II is divided into 5 Units. Each Unit has several topics that it covers, including vocabulary, grammar, and culture. The course is structured in a way so that each topic will be taught, applied, reviewed, and assessed before moving on to a new topic. Some topics are taught together if they complement each other.

         Please cut and return the section below.



    Westside High School Rules, Policies and Procedures

     Students should follow all Westside High School Rules, Policies and Procedures, as they should be familiar with the student handbook.

    I, _________________________________________ (student name) have read the Course Syllabus for French II and understand all its content. I am aware that the information may change at the teacher’s discretion and that if there are any changes I will be notified.

    I, ____________ (student’s initial) agree to follow the rules, policies and procedures specific to this classroom. I understand the consequences of not following them.

    Student Name __________________________ Parent Name ____________________________

    Student Signature _______________________ Parent Signature _________________________

    Date _________________________________  Date __________________________________
        To be signed, dated and returned. You are bound by the content of the syllabus once you received it or accessed canvas.com.  



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