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    Course: AP French Language and Culture/  French 201(semester1)-French 202 (semester 2)


    Title: Intermediate French 1-2

    Semester: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

    Section: _________

    Location: E216 , Hamilton High School

    Period: 2


    Instructor: Madame Sophie Steadman

    Degrees: Master in Psychology (La Sorbonne, Paris) Master in French Literature (A.S.U)

    Contact Information: (480) 883-5200 or Steadman.sophie@cusd80.com


    For access to Infinite Campus please use the following link: https://campus.cusd80.com/campus/portal/chandler.jsp


    Office Hours: Every day after school in E216 (unless meetings/appointments) Official days: Tuesdays and Thursdays


    Prerequisite:  French III Honors with a grade of “C” or better.




    Course Description:

    The AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP French Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in French. The AP French Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

    Course Competencies:

     The student has strong communicative ability in French in the Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes.The student has a strong command of French linguistic skills (including accuracy and fluency) that support communicative ability.

     The student comprehends French intended for native speakers in a variety of settings, types of discourse,      topics, styles, registers, and broad regional variations.

     The student produces French comprehensible to native speakers in a variety of settings, types of discourse, topics, and registers.

     The student acquires information from authentic sources in French.

     The student is aware of some cultural perspectives of French-speaking peoples.


    At successful course completion the student should be able to:


    • Identify and summarize the main points and significant details and make appropriate inferences and predictions from a spoken source, such as a broadcast news report or a lecture on an academic or cultural topic related to the French speaking world.
    • Identify and summarize the main points and significant details and predict outcomes from an everyday conversation on a familiar topic, a dialogue from a film or other broadcast media or an interview on a social or cultural topic related to the French-speaking world.
    • Identify and summarize main points and important details and make appropriate inferences and predictions from a written text such as a newspaper or magazine article or contemporary literary excerpt.
    • Write a cohesive and coherent analytical or persuasive essay in reaction to a text or on a personal, academic, cultural, or social issue, with control of grammar and syntax.
    • Describe, narrate, and present information or persuasive arguments on general topics with grammatical control and good pronunciation in an oral presentation of two or three minutes.
    • Use information from sources provided to present a synthesis and express an opinion.
    • Recognize cultural elements implicit in oral and written texts.
    • Interpret linguistic cues to infer social relationships.
    • Communicate via Interpersonal and Presentational written correspondence.
    • Initiate, maintain, and close a conversation on a familiar topic.
    • Formulate questions to seek clarification or additional information.
    • Use language that is semantically and grammatically accurate according to a given context. Course content should reflect a wide variety of academic and cultural topics (the arts, history, current events, literature, culture, sports, etc.). Materials should include authentic resources in the form of recordings, films, newspapers, magazines, and websites.


    Required Course Materials:

    Themes, AP French Language and Culture, Vista Higher Learning

    (D'accord, level III, Vista Higher Learning)

    (Bonne continuation, Prentice Hall)

    Barron’s, French Language and Culture

    (REA, AP French Language and Culture)

    Students are required to include materials in a binder, which must accompany you every day. If you have a binder with multiple courses, you may include my class in it with its own appropriate section. An organized binder is part of your class participation. You must come to class prepared with assigned reading, pink, yellow, and green highlighter colors, a black or blue pen, and a red ink pen.


    Standards and Expectations


    Ø  Class is conducted almost completely in French during formal and informal activities.

    Ø  Students will listen to recordings by native French speakers.

    Ø  Students will watch French programs and listen to French music for comprehension.

    Reading, vocabulary and grammar

    Ø  Students will keep a running list of new vocabulary words they encounter as they read and discuss.

    Ø  There will be a systematic review of basic points of grammar and verb conjugation and application.

    Ø  Students will read articles covering a variety of topics on a weekly basis.

    Ø  Works of French literature from the AP and pre-AP reading list will be read to ensure the ability to comprehend formal/informal register in French, followed by introspective discussion of the material.


    Ø  Students will write only in French on a daily basis.

    Ø  Students will write one persuasive essay per quarter on topics suggested by A.P.  Essays will be 200 words or more and will be graded on the A.P. Rubric.

    Ø  There will also be several other writing activities including comparison, synthesis charts, and correspondence.


    Ø  All speaking in class must be done in French.

    Ø  Students will give one oral presentation per quarter (two individual and two group if possible).  Students will also give various small group presentations and participate in Socratic discussions.

    Ø  Students will be asked to give one impromptu speech per quarter.

    Ø  Students will practice recording prepared speeches and simulated phone conversations.


    Attendance: Students are expected to be at school on time every day.  Student attendance closely matches student academic achievement.  Students who are absent from school miss the introduction of new material, interactions with peers in discussions, activities, and presentations.  After nine class period absences the student may be placed on an attendance contract, or dropped from the class with an “F”. Students are expected to be seated in their assigned desk and ready to begin class prior to the late bell. Please read in your handbook the consequences for absences and tardies. An After School Detention policy will be enforced for unexcused tardies and to make up unexcused late work.


    Grading Standards:                                                                                                         

    Students will be graded on homework, quizzes, tests, class activities, oral and written presentations and participation in class.                                                                  


    Quarter I 40% + Quarter II 40% + Final Exam 20% = Semester Grade 

    Grades are based on a total point system (cumulative grading)

    Grades will not be rounded up. Please check your grades regularly in Infinite Campus.

    Extra credit is not available for this class.



    Late/Missed Work Policy:                                                                                                     

    All homework is expected at the very beginning of class on the assigned due date.  Failure to do so will result in After School Tutoring and a 0 in the grade book until the work is made up. Once the work has been corrected in class, you need to come after school to do it in front of the teacher. Please follow the homework calendar handed out daily. Look in the absence folders for copies of missed handouts. Please do not interrupt class to request missed work instead come after school. It is your responsibility to keep up with work if you are absent.

    Excused absences: You will have the same amount of time you missed from the day you return for full credit.                                                                                                   



    Copying the work of another person and submitting it as your own, obtaining unauthorized or undocumented material from the Internet or other sources, or securing teacher materials or work in a dishonest or unauthorized way are all considered cheating. Referrals will be written and district policy will be followed.  Please ask for help if you need it, I am happy to help; do not be tempted to cheat. Do not use "Monsieur Google" to write assignments or take the risk of receiving a zero!


    Civility Statement:                                                                                                             

    College policy prohibits any conduct, which is harmful, obstructive, disruptive to, or interferes with the educational process... Therefore, the language of any communication between students and instructor or among students shall maintain the level of formality appropriate to any college teaching/learning situation. Excessively informal, rude, or insulting language will not be tolerated. Students who engage in such behavior will be written a formal referral and sent to their grade administrator.


    Diversity Statement: 

    All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry. As members of the Hamilton High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student’s race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation.


    Cell Phones and Electronic Devices:

    Trust is an essential part of learning to master a language.  Due to the recording nature of cellular devices and the resulting threat of harassment or bullying, cell phones may only be used when prompted, in order to support class activities and/or learning. Unless I ask you to use them, cell phones must be stored in a book bag and put away at all times, even during any non-academic periods such as conference. No electronic devices or ear buds will be tolerated.  Any use outside of these purposes results in the following policy. No electronic devices of any kind unless authorized by your teachers.

      1x: I will take it until 2:14.  2x: Security will be given the device.  3x: Referral to administration.




    Curriculum for 2018-2019



    1. La famille et la communaute                             Q1


    ü  L’enfance et l’adolescence

    ü  L’amitie et l’amour

    ü  Les rapports sociaux

    ü  Les coutumes

    ü  La citoyennete

    ü  La famille


    2 La science et la technologie


    ü  La technologie et ses effets sur la societe

    ü  Les decouvertes et les inventions

    ü  Les choix moraux

    ü  Droits d’auteur et communication

    ü  La recherche et ses nouvelles frontieres

    ü  L’avenir de la technologie

    3. L’esthetique                                                       Q2

    ü  Le beau

    ü  Le patrimoine

    ü  Les arts litteraires

    ü  Les arts visuels

    ü  L’architecture

    ü  La musique et les arts du spectacle

    4. La vie contemporaine

    ü  L’education et le monde du travail

    ü  Les loisirs et le sport

    ü  Les voyages

    ü  La publicite et le marketing

    ü  Le logement

    ü  Les fetes et les ritres de passage

    5.   La quete de soi                                              Q3


    ü  L’alienation et l’assimilation

    ü  L’eidentite linguistique

    ü  Le nationalisme et le patriotisme

    ü  Le pluriculturalisme

    ü  Les croyances et les systemes de valeurs

    ü  La sexualite

    6. Les defis mondiaux

    ü  L’economie

    ü  L’environnement

    ü  L’alimentation

    ü  La tolerance

    ü  Les droits de l’etre humain

    ü  La paix et la guerre


    AP Review                                                           (Qrt 4)


    ü  Pratique pour l’examen AP

    ü  Presentation finale

    We will cover the 6 themes of the AP test, and at least 2 contextes for each theme


    General Disclaimers:                                                                                              

    Course Content may vary from this outline to meet the needs of this particular group. The student is responsible for the information in the syllabus and any changes announced during the course of the school year.




    Classroom expectations and Rules:

    Arrive to class on time, be in your seat, and begin bell work.

    Cheating or copying of any sort will not be tolerated and referrals will be written.         

    Respect others, their learning, and their property. No profanity, respect my room and my guests.

    No electronic devices or earphones are allowed within view in the classroom. 

    No food, drink, or gum in the classroom.  Only water is permitted for drinking.


    Consequences for not following the rules:

    1.Student/ teacher talk one on one

    2.Call home

    3.Student/administator conference

    If at any point the student is disrespectful to the teacher or to other students, the student will be immediatly removed from the classroom and send to an administrator. No profanity or inappropriate behavior will be tolerated.

















    La grande promesse :

    I have read the AP French syllabus, and I understand and accept the concepts and requirements outlined.  I also understand that the course may vary from the outline.


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    Anything you feel I should know about you that would aid your success in this class.



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    Parent/Guardian Signature __________________________________________________________

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