Welcome to FRENCH 2 at New Paltz High School
BLOCK: 2/A Location: Room 174
Instructor: Renee Salamone Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voicemail: 845.246.4175 ext. 69543
After school availability: Daily in Rm. 174 from 2:20pm to 2:45pm & by appt.
The curriculum for this course is consistent with the New York State Syllabus:
Modern Languages for Communication: Checkpoint A
The main objective of this course is the introduction and development of the four essential skills of language learning: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Speaking: Question/Answer activities, prepared presentations, unrehearsed situations, pair/group work, dialogues/monologues
Listening: Authentic audio and video segments, conversations, student presentations, classroom directions and explanations, passages for comprehension, current online news reports, online activities
Reading: Authentic materials (ads, schedules, articles, menus, cultural realia) short paragraphs, letters, excerpts from literary works, poems, short stories, readings from textbook and online sources
Writing: Letters, paragraphs, homework, class activities, online resources
Culture: Music, film clips, news, geography, literature, art
Particular emphasis is given to the topics of:
- Personal Identification/Greetings
- Activities/Free Time
- Topics not specifically taught this year are included in discussions, review material, listening comprehension and reading comprehension exercises. Textbook: Discovering French BLANC, Nouveau! McDougal Littell. Workbook: Deuxième Livre , workbook and online resource: www.classzone.com
To develop an appreciation and understanding of French language and culture and develop a global awareness, expanding knowledge of other cultures.
To continue to improve skills in the following functions: Socializing, Providing and Obtaining Information, Expressing Feelings and Persuasion.
To further develop the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing with the major objective of communicating in French.
To prepare for successful completion of French Level 1
- Unit Tests: (comprehensive) announced in advanced
- Mid-Term Exam: (Cumulative) 20% of 2nd Quarter Average
- Final Exam: 20% of Final Average
- Quizzes: frequent, some may be unannounced
- Class Participation
- spontaneous speech in French during class
- asking and answering questions in French
- attentiveness, being on task and contributing to class
- preparedness for class
- Oral Presentations: ~20-50 points : Includes dialogues, monologues, memorization, rehearsed and unrehearsed situations, pair or group creations/activities/presentations
- Homework: DAILY: 5 points per day due ON TIME (completed by the beginning of class) LATE assignments receive half credit if submitted late (the next class).
- Projects: ~50-100 points
- ***ALL homework assignments must be completed to be successful in this course. French/English Pocket Dictionary recommended
- "501 French Verbs" (NOT required, but a great resource!)
- classzone.com, other online cultural & review sites