Von French 2 syllabus 2015-1016

Instructor: Monsieur McMillan
Classroom/Office: 219/220/319
Office Hours: Before or after school with an appointment
Phone: 773-534-5100
Email: [email protected]
COURSE PURPOSE: This course will review vocabulary and grammar covered in French I and continue to develop
students' capabilities necessary for communication in French. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills will
be stressed as well as culture. Students will use critical thinking strategies to help develop their language skills.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Illinois World Language Goals: (specifically at stage 2)
By the end of this course students will be able to…
 State goal 28: Use the target language to communicate within and beyond the classroom setting.
 State goal 29: Use the target language to develop an understanding of the customs, arts, literature,
history and geography associated with the target language.
 State goal 30: Use the target language to make connections and reinforce knowledge and skills across
academic, vocation, and technical disciplines.
 Listening- to understand words, phrases, and sentences from familiar questions, statements, highfrequency commands as well as courtesy expressions. Main ideas as well as supporting details will be
 Speaking - to orally produce appropriate vocabulary and expressions to meet communication needs.
Conversations will gradually involve using different tenses and more advanced structures.
 Reading - to understand key ideas and supporting details from reading passages and eventually from
short stories and articles from authentic French text.
 Writing – to reproduce from memory vocabulary, grammar, familiar expressions and cultural
 Culture – to understand many cultural aspects of different French speaking countries.
Communication: Communicate in Languages Other Than English
Cultures: Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Connections: Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Comparisons: Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
Communities: Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World
Parents and students should check the online gradebook and attendance at least once a week.
All students will keep a spiral notebook that will include their notes, homework, class activities, objectives,
concepts, learning strategies, questions and reflections on what they are learning and why.
Notebooks will be checked daily in class for completion but will also be collected bi-weekly for accuracy
Please follow the classroom expectations below to ensure the classroom runs smoothly.
Entering the Classroom: Students must be in the classroom before the bell rings, with all required materials.
They must have their French textbook, a spiral and folder specifically for French II, a pen, a pencil, and their
current I.D. visible. Students should immediately begin working on the bell ringer.
Tardy to Class: Students should have a tardy slip if arriving any time after the bell rings.
Absences: Students should bring an absence note within 48 hours to show me and then turn in to the
attendance office in 110. Students are responsible for finding out their missing assignments and for completing
within 24 hours per day absence.
Homework, Classwork and Participation: Daily homework will be assigned and posted on gradebook. Classwork
will be monitored for completion and accuracy. Students are expected to participate daily in all activities.
Turning in Assignments/Returning Assignments: Students should check their class folders for missing
assignments and for turning in late work.
Ending Class: Students are expected to stay engaged up until the end of the period. Exit slips and reflections will
often be collected and used for adjusting instruction. Students should not start packing up early.
The CHAMPS approach will teach you exactly what you have to do during the type of classroom activity. For
now, just be aware that each activity below will include very specific information for you about how to be
successful in this class.
You will be provided fair, accurate, specific and timely information regarding your progress towards common
standards as well as feedback for next steps and growth areas. Grades will communicate what you know and
can do.
Fair: The same work, by the same student, should receive the same grade, even if the teacher is
Accurate: Grades are based solely on achievement, which means other factors, like behavior and
attendance, are not used to calculate a grade.
Specific: Grades are specifically tied to clearly articulated learning goals.
Timely: Feedback to students is timely so that students can actually use that feedback, right away, to
improve their performance on tests and assignments. Gradebook will be updated weekly.
Grade Scale:
Grade Categories weighted equally
100 – 90 = A
89 – 80 = B
79 – 70 = C
69 – 60 = D
59 – 0 = F
TEXTBOOK: DISCOVERING FRENCH BLANC & online text available at ClassZone.com
access code = 3702471-20
1) Alliance Française – cooking class & film
2) International Film fest outreach program – French film w/ guest speaker
3) Art Institute of Chicago – tour of French artists
4) French restaurant
5) North Park cooperative fieldtrip / guest speaker
 Spiral notebook and folder specifically for French
COURSE OUTLINE: First and Second Semester Course Outline:
SEMESTER 1 Révision de
Set norms & classroom rules, where is French spoken & why? Why study
Week 1,2
Fr I
Essential questions – What is identity and how does it affect who you
Weeks 3-8
Unite 1 Je me présente, autoportrait or Et Vous ? diversity of France, learn to
lecon 1
give basic info about yourself & family, name many professions
describe your friends and other people – adjectives!
(être en train de, expressions w/ avoir and faire) questions using inversion
Lecon 2
introduce friends to other people, make a telephone call
..talk about what you plan to do and what you have recently done
Lecon 3
..aller, aller + infinitive, venir de, use of depuis
..Halloween vocab
Lecon 4
Weeks 9,10 IMAGES DU
La France et ses régions, Le Calendrier des fêtes, Le tour de France,
(End of First MONDE
L’Europe Francophone, Rencontres au Futuroscope pp 86-97
Unit 1 test
Unite 2
You will learn…
11,12,13,14, Lecon 5
What French young people do on the weekends
How to take the metro in Paris and describe your own weekend activities
Talk about your leisure activities
Describe what you see when you visit the countryside –nature/animals
Passe compose – w/ avoir & regular er,ir re verbs, negation, prendre
Lecon 6
Describe what you did yesterday, last weekend, last summer, irreg past
Lecon 7
participles, voir, aller, expressions de temps
Lecon 8
Talk about what happened in the past, VANDERTRAMPS, sortir, partir,
dormir, l’expression Il y a
Lecon 1-8
Projects and skits to review Units 1 & 2, holiday vocabulary
16,17,18,19, REVIEW
SEMESTER EXAM, interlude 2
Weeks 21,
22, 23, 24
Unité 3
Lecon 9 – La
nourriture et
les boissons
Lecon 10 –
Lecon 11 –
Lecon 12 –
Unité 4
Lecon 13
Lecon 14
Lecon 15
Lecon 16
Weeks 30,
Unité 5
31, 32,33,34 Lecon 17
Lecon 18
Lecon 19
Lecon 20
Unite 6
Lecon 21
Lecon 22
Lecon 23
You will learn where French people do their shopping – names of stores
& products, meals, table setting,
What kinds of foods are typically served in French & Quebecois restos
How to talk about your favorite foods and beverages
How to shop for food in a French market
How to express what you want to do, can do and must do (vouloir,
pouvoir, devoir)
How to order in a restaurant – du, de la, des
Irreg verbs – boire, acheter, payer, préférer,
Expressions de nourriture – Ce n’est pas du gâteau !
Quantities, tout, Il faut, les recettes
You will learn where French young people go in their free time
To describe and discuss various forms of entertainment
Genres de films, To extend, accept, turn down invitations
Les pronoms compléments – me, te, nous, vous,
Verbes followed by à,
Connaitre, pronoms compléments le, la, les
To talk about your favorite stars
To describe your relationships with other people
Savoir vs connaitre, more verbs followed by à – complément indirect
INTERLUDE 4 Un Américain à Paris , L’Amérique et la France d’outre-mer,
Québec, Louisiane, Martinique, Tahiti, Guyane Française,
You will learn what sports French people enjoy
How to keep in shape, name and describe your favorite sports - verb
How to identify various parts of the body and describe a person’s physical
To complain or tell what is wrong when you feel sick or in pain
Les pronoms y, en – expressions de temps,
How to express your opinion, verb croire,
How to talk about your daily activities and personal care – reflexive verbs,
la toilette vocabulaire,
To explain what you do to stay fit
Reflexive verbs in command form and past tense, and w/ aller,
Unit 5 test, Interlude 5
You will learn what chez moi means and what French houses are like
How to tell where you live, describe house, rooms, furnishings, ouvrir,
vivre, review of passé compose avoir / être, use of qui / que
Use of imperfect tense – what you used to do, expressions de temps –
événements specifiques et habituels,