Syllabus French 4 AP

Teacher Name Martine Garcia                                                   Subject French 4 AP        Block 4th

Teacher phone number: 956-580-5300 ext. 1330

Available Tutoring Time: Monday & Thursday 4 – 4:30 pm                             

Required Materials:

-          Textbooks: T'est branché ?; Bravo (4th edition); APprenons; Quant à moi.

-          Binder or notebook

-          Highlighter

-          Blue or black ink pen

-          Pencil

-          USB flash drive

Course Outline/Tentative Timeline:

The AP French Language and Culture course is designed as a college level course for high school students in their fourth year of study of French. It is designed to prepare students to communicate efficiently in French using the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in each of these three modes in the intermediate to pre-advanced range. To this end, the AP French Language and Culture course is conducted exclusively in French and students are also encouraged to use French outside the classroom. A variety of authentic audio, visual, audiovisual, written and print resources will further the students' abilities to enhance their understanding of the francophone cultures studied, make connections between topics, compare their native languages and cultures with the French language and cultures, and use French in real-life settings. 

Students enrolled in this course already have a good mastery of the structures necessary to communicate in French and have demonstrated competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In AP French Language and Culture, they review and refine grammatical structures while learning new vocabulary related to a variety of interdisciplinary topics with an emphasis on the six themes prescribed by the College Board.  While this course is designed to prepare students for the AP French Language and Culture examination, it also helps students improve their knowledge and understanding of the various French-speaking peoples and cultures in various parts of the world.

In treating the six themes, students will engage in both spoken and written interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. This includes discussions, debates and oral presentations; analysis and interpretation of statistical information, flyers from various government organizations, photographs and maps; writing essays, reports, letters and e-mails and using a journal to comment on and react to what they are reading, viewing, discussing, and listening to in class. In addition, they will complete exercises such as filling in blanks for grammar and vocabulary review, both online and on paper.

Each of the six themes will be treated in 4 to 6 weeks.

 

Week

Topic

1

- Introduction to course, class rules, procedures, and expectations

- Global Challenges

- the environment

2

- Global Challenges

- the environment

3

- Global Challenges

- the environment

- nutrition and food safety

4

- Global Challenges

- nutrition and food safety

5

- Global Challenges

- health issues

6

- Global Challenges

- diversity

7

- Science and Technology

- discoveries and inventions

8

- Science and Technology

- - current research topic

9

- Science and Technology

- the new media

- ethical questions

10

- Science and Technology

- social impact of technology

- ethical questions

11

- Science and Technology

- future technologies

12

- Contemporary Life

- education

13

- Contemporary Life

- education

- housing and shelter

14

- Contemporary Life

- housing and shelter

15

- Contemporary Life

- professions

16

- Review for semester exam

- Semester exam

 

Grading policy:

60% Major Assignments: Tests, Reports, Projects

40% Minor Assignments: Classwork, Homework, Quizzes, Binders

**see district grading policy for specifications**

 

Course Expectations:

 

-          Participation is expected in class. This includes completing the assigned work.

-          There will be a minimum of two grades each week: one participation grade and one journal grade.

-          There will be a minimum of 1 project during the semester.

-          There will be a test once a theme is completed. There may be additional tests on certain subthemes.

-          Please refer to the SISD policy for information on absences and submitting late work.

 

 

 

Statement for Academic Dishonesty: Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school.  No student shall cheat or copy the work of another. Plagiarism, the use of another person's original ideas or writings as one's own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.