Bonjour et bienvenue! French Class www.payet.weebly.com Madame Payet Email – [email protected] Conference – 1st & 6th periods Tutoring: by appointment Grade Break-down Daily Work: 30% Quizzes/Projects: 30% Major Exam: 40% Website: www.payet.weebly.com Rules and Procedures (no phones!!) Calendar: – What was covered in class (absent) – Homework due, quiz, test dates, projects – Documents attached: videos, vocab list, articles, handouts. Useful links, French club, Announcements, Reminders. Key to success in French class: POSITIVE Attitude Important to review/study vocabulary everyday for 15 min. No one but YOU can memorize. Use the language as often as you can! Speak to your pets in French Test, quizzes, homework Testing: cell phones, notes, textbook, dictionaries, etc… are not allowed. Homework: use of online translator/word processor auto-correct feature is prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in a zero. Online dictionaries are ok. What we need in class: Ream of paper Clorox wipes White board markers Did you know? Students who have studied French earn higher scores on standardized tests (SAT/ACT/GRE/LSAT). The World speaks French and so should you! French is spoken in more than 56 countries. French is spoken on 5 of the world’s continents by over 200 million people. Parlez-vous français? •French provides the base for more than 35% of modern English vocabulary. •It is estimated that someone who has never studied French already knows approximately 15,000 words and expressions in the language. JOBS French companies employ 578,000 Americans U.S. companies employ 540,000 people in France Source: U.S. Department of Commerce Knowing the culture of other countries is a major advantage for careers in today’s global economy. Tourists •Paris, the capital of France, is the world's number one tourist destination with 30 million visitors yearly. •More than 76 million people around the world visit France.