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
Before or after school
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: Le monde en français: French B for the IB Diploma
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 and oral communication
Letters (formal and informal)
Round Table discussions
Reviews of films, concerts, etc.
Unit 1 Identités (Identities)
Unit 2 Expériences (Experiences)
Unit 3 Ingéniosité humaine (Human ingenuity)
Unit 4 Organisation sociale (Social organization)
Unit 5 Partage de la planète (Sharing the planet)
Google Classroom: Coming up soon
Ici, nous parlons Français!
Class participation is crucial. Your progress will depend on your participation in class! Interaction with classmates will be encouraged. Come prepared. Study the vocabulary ahead of time.
PARLEZ, PARLEZ, PARLEZ FRANCAIS!
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 (unless otherwise specified). You will be expected to bring your Chromebook to class daily and take it home 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: If you brought your backpack to class, leave it in the hallway! There is a designated backpack area in the hallway (along the 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. Don’t hesitate to use Remind to communicate with your teacher!
HALL PASSES: Passes are available upon request. Make sure your teacher knows where you are at all times!
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.
FOOD/DRINK: Beverages MUST have a lid. (No cans!) Food needs to be consumed and put away before class starts.
Responsibilities (Rules: the 3 Rs):
1) Respect yourself and others.
2) Be Responsible.
3) Recognize that hard work always pays off.
All school rules apply in this classroom!
French Supplies for Madame Easter’s classes:
· Your school-issued chromebook computer (Make sure it’s charged!)
· Paper/ pencil
Deadline to turn in late work: END OF QUARTER.
LATE WORK: Points will be deducted if work is not turned in on time.
Assessments are divided in two sections.
1) Formative Assessments (30%) are part of the instructional process.
In class 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
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!
It is the student’s responsibility to check his/her grades on Synergy regularly.
How to be successful in this class?
1-Do participate in class discussions!
2-Do your homework and turn them in on time.
3-Do practice French online (see useful websites at the end of the syllabus).
4-Do come to class ready to learn.
5-Do bring materials to class, we will use the textbook everyday.
6-Do go ask for help to your teacher during lunch time.
7-Don’t miss or be late to class.
8-Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
9-Don’t be shy with your classmates.
10-Don’t speak English in class, the more you speak French, the better you’ll improve.
11-Don’t forget to study regularly.
12-And finally, DON'T EVER GIVE UP!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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