Presentation on theme: "Bienvenue à la classe de français!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Bienvenue à la classe de français! FSF 3U/4UMlle Beaugrand
2 Course InformationYou will use oral speaking, listening, reading and writingYou will read authentic articles and stories ranging from one page to a full novelYou will build your vocabulary on topics such as la francophonie, awareness of issues that affect us, advertising, yourself, your family and your friendsYou will work individually and in groupsYour final mark will be made of:70% from work during the semester (tests, quizzes, assignments, presentations etc)30% from the final examination (in-class test & written project)
3 Course Materials The textbooks will be kept in class If you need to take a textbook home to complete homework or a project, please sign it out on the boardBring your binder to class EVERYDAYThere are dictionaries in class but it is recommended to get your own French-English dictionary to use at homeIt is recommended that you download the free Word Reference App to help with translating words and phrases.
4 Course Info70% of your final mark is based on course work throughout the semester (quizzes/tests, presentations, dialogues and projects).All summative assessments assigned must be completed to be successful in this class30% of your final mark will be based on the final evaluationin-class testwritten projectoral component
5 Attendance and Punctuality You are expected to be in class, on time, everyday. You must arrive, ready to work when the bell ringsYou must ask permission (en français) if you need to leave the classroom to use the washroom or for any other reasonYou are responsible for making up all material missed (including tests) if you are absent. Look at the class website or ask a classmate before classIf you know you will miss a class, let me know before that class so you can be given work to complete
6 Electronic DevicesUnder no circumstances are cell phones permitted in this classroom unless you have prior permissionthe only exception to this rule is to use the Word Reference App – you MUST ASK before taking your phone out or I will confiscate it.iPods and MP3 players may be used only during individual work time and must be turned off during lessons, presentations and testsIf I see any cell phone in class, it will be confiscated and returned at the end of the dayContinued presence of cell phones in class will result in increasingly severe consequences
7 Class websiteToday’s information, along with daily lessons, announcements and useful links will be posted on the class websiteIf you miss class, you are responsible for finding out what you missed by checking the website
8 RESPECT! Class Rules Respect for the teacher Respect for your classmatesRespect for the classroomWhat does this look like? Brainstorm!
9 When RESPECT is lost…Together, let’s decide what appropriate actions can be taken when there is a lack of respect in the classroomBehaviour Contract
10 How to be successful in French Come to every class prepared – what does this mean?Cahier, binder, pencil/pen, paperHomework/assignments completedPositive attitude!Hand in assignments on timeStudy for testsTake good, organized notes in classCome in for extra help if you are having trouble – don’t wait until it’s too late!
11 Oral Communication There will be an added focus on oral communication You will be expected to participate in all class discussions and activitiesCEFR: What is it? -> It’s a global framework for learning a language with the focus on teaching speaking and cultureDon’t worry about saying everything perfectly correct when speaking – we learn by making mistakes! CEFR’s goal is to increase the AMOUNT you speak in French before improving the QUALITY of your speaking.
12 Late Policy – French Dep’t Note: Online translators are NOT permitted for ANY assignments and will result in you re-doing an alternate assignmentIf an assignment is not submitted on time, the Continuous Communication Policy will be put in placeConsequences of not submitting assignments by the due date will get increasingly severe with each occurrenceYou will be required to come in for lunch detention everyday until the assignment is submittedSame goes for assignments submitted that are less than a Level 1