Bienvenue à la classe de français! Madame Welty 2014-2015
Moi! My Family! Will, Anna, Ed My experience and education Travel and study Research and new technology Et vous??? Introductions
What are the required materials for students? French 3 French 2 Novels: $6.00 in bookstore -Presque Mort 1st semester -Ma voiture à moi 2nd semester -Binder or other organizational tool to store handouts. Novel: $6.00 in bookstore -Binder or other organizational tool to store handouts. AP French- Workbook to be used all year to prepare for the exam (price TBD, in 2013 it cost $41.00 to give an idea) Binder to organize large amounts of handouts!
Grading • Formative assessments: 10% (speaking, listening, writing, reading skills practice, in-class work and participation, lab practice, homework, short quizzes) • Summative assessments: 70% (speaking, listening, writing, reading to demonstrate skillsgained throughout an entire unit including but not limited to projects, essays, presentations, exams) • Final Exam: 20% (Comprehensive exam including reading, speaking, writing, and listening from concepts taught throughout the semester.)
Language Lab • This year we are continuing integrate our activities with our language lab. Our lab consists of 30 computer stations, or carrels, with attached headphones and microphones. We use this space to develop their skills in the target language. Teachers are able to provide students with a variety of materials: both audio and audiovisual. Students are able to interact with and receive feedback from not only the teacher, but other students as well.
What is a typical day in French class? • We try to speak French as much as possible every day, I conduct the majority of the class in French and students should be prepared to respond in French to the best of their ability. Homework is given only when meaningful and is never “busywork”. • Students should expect one assessment per week-there are several types: written and oral quizzes, reports, projects, and skits. • Each day in class we practice the 4 skills of foreign language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. We play games, watch movies, listen to music, practice grammar, work with partners, do projects, learn about culture, have guest speakers, and sample French foods.
Field Trips • French 2 classes will study French Impressionism and will visit the Art Institute of Chicago as a culmination of the unit. • French 3 classes will visit the Alliance Française which is a French school in downtown Chicago. They will view a movie in French and cook with a French chef in their test kitchen. • AP French will discuss some possible options for field trips this year as a group and decide what we feel is most beneficial to our learning.
Technology in the classroom I have created a wiki page to help my students find resources for learning outside the classroom in French. http://www.madamewelty.wikispaces.com My website and some of my favorite apps are included in the handout tonight, using QR codes you will be able to easily access them! My twitter: @Madamewelty- you can follow me! I only tweet in French! Remind 101: We will be setting up our Remind 101 accounts in a few days! Schoology- working on this as well! Look for updates!
Starting at $3,190 Paris en Famille & Provence FRANCE $3,190 * *Based on 20 to 24 paying participants 9 Days / 7 Nights March 21-29, 2015 For more information please contact Your French Teacher