• Below are the course expectations for French levels 1-3, as well as for MVCC Fre 191 and 201 courses.

     

     

    This is an introduction course that allows students the skills needed to communicate effectively in French. Heavy emphasis is placed upon developing a strong vocabulary foundation from the Checkpoint A level.  At the end of this course, students should be able to speak, listen, read and write in French so as to be understood by native speakers accustomed to dealing with foreigners' speaking their language. To help students with these skills, students will be engaged in the effective communicator process that will support their building and, ultimately, scaffolding of information.  In addition, students will be navigating through various virtual learning environments to help support classroom instruction.

     

     

     Grading policies - FRENCH I

     The types of student assessments that are represented in each of the marking period grades are the following:

    ·        Quizzes

    ·        Tests – normally requiring the use of listening, reading, writing skills

    ·        Unit exams – requiring students use of listening, reading, writing and speaking (formal) skills on every exam

    ·        Projects  /Extended work 

    ·        Compositions and/or essays

    ·        Informal / Formal speaking tasks   

     

     

    The marking period grades are based on a points system.  The grade is equivalent to the total points earned divided by the total amount of points possible. 

     
     

    French 2

     

    This course a continuation of skills developed in French I.  Emphasis is placed upon expanding and refining the working vocabulary, enabling students to communicate more efficiently in French. Students are encouraged to initiate and sustain conversation in French.  Along with implementing Checkpoint B vocabulary, students will learn the past tense, object pronouns, and various irregular verbs. Students will also read and comprehend authentic materials; listen to and comprehend short passages; and write lengthy summaries through the effective communicator process. These skills will be developed so as to be comprehensible to native speakers accustomed to dealing with foreigners' to speaking their language. In addition, students will be navigating through various virtual learning environments to help support classroom instruction.

     

     

     Grading policies - FRENCH 2 

     The types of student assessments that are represented in each of the marking period grades are the following:

    ·        Quizzes

    ·        Tests – normally requiring the use of listening, reading, writing skills

    ·        Unit exams – requiring students use of listening, reading, writing and speaking (formal) skills on every exam

    ·        Projects  /Extended work

    ·        Compositions and/or essays

    ·        Informal / Formal speaking tasks   

     

     

    The marking period grades are based on a points system.  The grade is equivalent to the total points earned divided by the total amount of points possible. 

     

     

    French 3

     

    In this course, students develop a repertoire of communicative skills, which again, students will try to attain mastery skills through various implementations of the effective communicator process, thus having the students being able to be understood by native speakers.   Students will be expressing these forms of communication through extensive use of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills by implementing their strong grammatical knowledge of present, past, future, conditional and subjective tenses, as well as Checkpoint B vocabulary. Students will be introduced to various cultures and traditions that help convey the essence and understanding of the French language and the various Franco-speaking countries. In addition, students will be navigating through various virtual learning environments to help support classroom instruction.

     

     

     Grading policies - FRENCH 3

     The types of student assessments that are represented in each of the marking period grades are the following:

    ·        Quizzes

    ·        Tests – normally requiring the use of listening, reading, writing skills

    ·        Unit exams – requiring students use of listening, reading, writing and speaking (formal) skills on every exam

    ·        Projects  /Extended work

    ·        Compositions and/or essays

    ·        Informal / Formal speaking tasks   

     

     

    The marking period grades are based on a points system.  The grade is equivalent to the total points earned divided by the total amount of points possible. 

     
     

    MVCC French 191/201

     

    The basic aim of this course is to develop proficiency in each of the four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking through immersion. Instruction and discussions will be taught in the French language.  Students will reach mastery levels through developmental skills from a college-based curriculum, while demonstrating advanced skills of the French language.  This will prepare students for a deeper understanding of cross cultural differences.  Students will be provided with the skills needed in order to communicate on a higher level with the confidence needed to compete in today’s career opportunities. In addition, students will be navigating through various virtual learning environments to help support classroom instruction.

     

     

    Grading policies for marking period grade French 4

    The types of student assessments that are represented in each of the marking period grades are the following:

    ·        Reading comprehension

    ·        Listening

    ·        Projects  /Extended work

    ·        Compositions and/or essays

    ·        Informal note-taking/plot sheets

    ·        Informal / Formal speaking tasks  

     

     

    The marking period grades are based on a points system.  The grade is equivalent to the total points earned divided by the total amount of points possible.