Syllabus for Français 8 Avancé – Automne 2015

Expectations

  • Be on time for every class, with all necessary materials ready (notebook, pencil, and scientific calculator).
  • Speak only French in class, unless you are sitting in La Chaise Anglaise or have special permission.
  • Be polite and respectful to each other, to me, and especially to guests.
  • Take notes, and keep your binder organized and up-to-date.
  • Hand in assignments on time. Late assignments will suffer a -20% grade penalty.
  • Produce quality work.
  • Study for tests. Students who have unexcused absences on test days will suffer a -20% grade penalty on that test.

Course Schedule

Module 1: À Votre Santé!

  • Tout ados level 1 (grade 8)
  • Good decision making about nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle
  • Devoir and vouloir, futur proche, adjectifs beau et nouveau

Module 2: Les vagabondes de l’espace!

  • Tout ados level 2 (grade 9)
  • A fun unit about adventures in space
  • passé composé of faire and -er verbs conjugated with avoir
  • Le Petit Prince

Module 3:  Le tour du monde francophone

  • Tout ados level 2 (grade 9)
  • French-speaking countries around the world
  • Pronouns and articles

Module 4: Fêtes et Mardi Gras

  • Tout ados level 2 (grade 9)
  • Cultural festivals in francophone parts of the world
  • passé composé of -er-ir, and -re verbs conjugated with avoir

Evaluation

  • 35% Projects
  • 20% Homework & Academic Responsibility
  • 25% Tests
  • 20% Midterm & Final Exam

You can see the schedule of due dates on the calendar at misterwilkinson.com/francais8. You can add this calendar to your electronic device by copying and pasting the following iCal link: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/sf8ct11g7mkuk87tsdp480tcps%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics (This syllabus document is available on the course website; it is easier to click on the link there than to try to copy it out).