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1 On the index card, please write:
Your name What grade you are in Describe your summer in one word 3 of your “likes” 3 of your “dislikes” What you are excited about this school year

2 Français I Mme. Kate Suarez

3 All about Mme Suarez B.A. in French and European Studies from CSU (GO RAMS!) M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from UMKC Taught kindergarten for 3 years at a French immersion school, second year at SVA Married, has a cat named Oreo Vices: Diet Coke and the Real Housewives Likes: Barenaked Ladies, dance (any type), anything scary, Halloween, going to the movies, Mexican food, trivia, being organized Dislikes: spiders, soggy bread, loud eaters, singing in front of others

4 Syllabus Mme Kate Suarez **** ext. 246 Personal webpage found in the “Foreign Language” section of the High School page on SkyView website. s detailing the upcoming themes/subjects for the week will be sent out on Fridays by 6:00pm. Textbook: Bon Voyage! Level 1 by Glencoe French *Please cover* Supply List: - 1 inch 3-ring binder - dividers (5 tab) - French-English pocket dictionary (Larousse or Webster make great ones!) - college ruled notebook paper - pencils, pens (blue or black ink only, please) - red pen

5 Syllabus cont. Class Overview:
Bienvenue to Level 1 French! This year we will explore different cultures, vocabulary, grammar, literature, and media in the francophone world. Some topics include school, family, food, sports, and travel. We will learn verbs in the present tense and past tense, as well as many other French language structures. Classes will be conducted primarily in French - while this is challenging and requires a lot of patience and tenacity, immersion is one of the most rewarding and effective ways of learning language. Students will be expected to complete homework on an almost nightly basis, as well as participate in discussion, give oral presentations, and create meaningful projects. We will also explore music, film, and other interesting cultural aspects of French culture from all over the world. Students will be evaluated by the “5 C’s” standards of foreign language learning, which will build students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

6 The “5 C’s” Communication – communicate in languages other than English Cultures – gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures Connections – connect with other disciplines and acquire information Comparisons – develop insight into the nature of language and culture Communities – participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world

7 Syllabus cont. Classroom Expectations:
As a general rule, you should always come to class on-time and prepared and respect your materials, peers and teacher. I encourage flexibility and a positive attitude – we are all going to make mistakes and occasionally sound funny as we’re learning a new language – it’s normal! Let’s encourage each other! Participation and active engagement in activities is also essential for success. Note: Absolutely NO ONLINE TRANSLATORS are permitted for use on any and all assignments.

8 Expectations continued
Keep binder and work neatly organized Ask questions! Don’t wait until it’s too late! Take notes… you will review them often Try to take your bathroom breaks during passing period Speak French as much as possible! Please save side conversations for after class – class time is work time NO GUM Be flexible…

9 Syllabus cont. Grading Scale: A 90 – 100 D 60 – 69
B 80 – 89 F below 60 C 70 – 79 *Late Policy: Late assignments will be accepted up to 5 days after the due date with a deduction of 10% per day up to 5 days. After 5 days, the assignment is entered as a “0.”

10 Routine Check white board/projection first thing for homework corrections and/or échauffement activity Have homework easily accessible for me to check for completion Transition times between activities – what does this look like? What is acceptable? Wait for me to dismiss class

11 SVA’s Big 5 No food or drink in the classroom
Cell phones are not to be seen or heard in the classroom All hands, feet, and objects should be kept to yourself Be where you are supposed to be at all times No backpacks in the classroom

12 SVA’s Consequences for Misbehavior
Warning Call/ home Detention & call/ home Office Referral * Severe offences: automatically #4

13 Grading Homework Quizzes Tests Classwork/Participation Projects


15 échauffement mercredi, le 21 août
Look in your books from pages xxi – xxxi (Le monde francophone). Find a French-speaking country you would like to visit – why would you like to visit?

16 Leçons préliminaires Bienvenue Objectives:
Communication: students will communicate in spoken French on the following topics: Greeting others Saying good-bye Being polite Dates and seasons Counting Telling time

17 Cornell Notes Record – leave spaces between thoughts. Neatness is not important; organization is important Reduce – simple phrases, cue words, key points – brevity and simplicity Review – summary of notes, ideas for further research

18 échauffement jeudi, le 22 août
What is “la bise”? Who uses it? How would you say goodbye to a friend that you’ll see soon? How would you greet a teacher?

19 Greetings! Bonjour (hello, good morning) Bonsoir (hello, good evening)
Salut (hello) Coucou (hey) How would you say hello to your friend? An adult? Your sibling? Your parents?

20 Comment ça va? Comment vas-tu? Comment allez-vous?
Ça va? How are you? Comment ça va? Comment vas-tu? Comment allez-vous? Ça va bien, très bien, je vais bien Pas mal Comme ci, comme ça Ça va mal, très mal Ça va Et toi/vous? How would you answer to a teacher? A friend? Does it matter?

21 Bonne journée! Bonne nuit! Bon week-end!
Saying Good-bye Au revoir À demain À bientôt À tout à l’heure (à toute) À plus tard (à plus) Ciao Bonne journée! Bonne nuit! Bon week-end!

22 Bonjour/Au revoir Madame Monsieur Mademoiselle ??

23 La poignée de main ou la bise?
Video (D’accord! Flash Culture Unité 1 – Salut!) Article

24 What’s your name? Comment t’appelles-tu?/ Tu t’appelles comment? (fam.) Je m’appelle… (très fam.) Mon nom est… Enchanté!

25 Activité 1 – Listen. Listen to the conversation between two young people. Tu t’appelles comment? Moi, je m’appelle Nicolas. Et toi? Je m’appelle Marie. Salut, Nicolas. Salut, Marie. When you want to find out the name of a person who is about the same age as you, you can ask Tu t’appelles comment? However, you would not use this expression with an older person. You will learn the more formal forms at a later time.

26 Activité 2 – Listen, repeat, and answer
Now repeat after the speaker and answer the question at the end. Tu t’appelles comment? Moi, je m’appelle Nicolas. Et toi? Je m’appelle Marie. Salut, Nicolas. Salut, Marie. Now answer the question: Tu t’appelles comment?

27 Une limonade, s’il vous plaît.
un sandwich un coca un café une limonade/ citronnade une pizza une saucisse de Francfort/ un hot-dog une crêpe

28 L’alphabet français a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Les accents è – l’accent grave (over a, e, and u, over “e” pronounced like pet) é – l’accent aigu (only over the “e” pronounced like cake) ê – l’accent circonflexe (over any vowel) ë – le tréma (any vowel, shows that vowel sounds pronounced seperately) ç – la cédille (with the letter “c”, pronounced like yes)

29 Spell the words aloud Judo Yacht Forêt Zèbre Existe Clown Numéro
Français Musique Favorite Kangourou Parachute Différence Intelligent Dictionnaire Alphabet

30 Les nombres/ les chiffres de 0 à 30
0 – zéro 11 – onze 21 – vingt et un 1 – un 12 – douze 22 – vingt-deux 2 – deux 13 – treize 23 – vingt-trois 3 – trois 14 – quatorze 24 – vingt-quatre 4 – quatre 15 – quinze 25 – vingt-cinq 5 – cinq 16 – seize 26 – vingt-six 6 – six 17 – dix-sept 27 – vingt-sept 7 – sept 18 – dix-huit 28 – vingt-huit 8 – huit 19 – dix-neuf 29 – vingt-neuf 9 – neuf 20 – vingt 30 - trente 10 - dix

31 Il y a sept jours dans la semaine…
Monday – lundi Tuesday – mardi Wednesday – mercredi Thursday – jeudi Friday – vendredi Saturday – samedi Sunday - dimanche

32 C’est quel jour? Aujourd’hui? Demain? Hier? Aujourd’hui c’est…
Demain, ce sera… Hier, c’était…

33 Les mois janvier juillet février août mars septembre avril octobre mai novembre juin décembre * When giving the date, premier is used for the first day of the month. Other days use deux, trois, quatre, etc. Ex. le premier mars (March 1st) le deux septembre (September 2nd)

34 Giving the date… En quel mois est la fin de l’année scolaire?
Quel est la date aujourd’hui? Et demain? Quel est ton anniversaire?


36 échauffement vendredi, le 23 août (vive le vendredi!)
Write out the numbers from one to twelve and practice saying them out loud with a partner. Try to write them out from memory before checking with your notes/book! 

37 Social contract How do you want to be treated by me? (Mme Suarez)
How do you think Mme Suarez wants to be treated? How do we want to treat each other? How will we treat each other in times of conflict?

38 Il est quelle heure? (What time is it?)
on the hour: “Il est _______ heure(s)” or “Il est midi” (noon) or “Il est minuit” (midnight) after the hour: “Il est ________ heure(s) ________” before the hour: “Il est _________ heure(s) moins ________” on the half hour: “Il est _________ heure(s) et demie” on the quarter hour: “Il est ________ heure(s) et le quart” or “Il est ____________ heure(s) moins le quart”

39 Il est quelle heure? If you need to specify whether it is A.M. or P.M., you can use the following expressions: “Il est _______ heure(s) du matin” (morning) “Il est _______ heure(s) de l’après midi” (afternoon) “Il est _______ heure(s) du soir” (evening)

40 Tryo – “Salut Ô” French language 'unplugged' reggae acoustic band from Brittany, popular in Europe and in Quebec, with three French guitarists, a percussionist, and a producer: Guizmo, Christophe Mali, Manu Eveno, Daniel "Danielito" Bravo and Bibou. Tryo are popular in France partly due to their politically charged lyrics, whilst also showing a fun side with a range of humorous songs, especially in live performances. They take a left wing stance, criticizing various French politicians such as Charles Pascqua (named in corruption scandals concerning suburban low cost housing or HLM) and Jean-Marie La Pen and world leaders (George W. Bush, for example) in their music.

41 devoirs Write down all of the vocabulary from p (Mots 1), including the expressions, in one column in your notes.

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