Course Syllabus


Bienvenue.pngWelcome to French 4!🌺

I am very pleased to have you in French 4 this year, and looking forward to having a great year.

Teacher Information:

Aurelie Nkam             Contact:     room 239

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🍄 Extra help Days and Times: Day 2 (red block),  Day 4 (blue block), Day 5 (purple block) in room 239.

Course Description: In French 4, emphasis will be placed on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through exposure to authentic material such as news paper articles, short recordings or videos. In order to help you expand your knowledge of the French language and culture, we will mostly be working with thematic units, short stories and movies.

🙂Class Objectives:

  • To expose students to the French and Francophone language and culture.
  • To strengthen and expand vocabulary and grammar concepts from French 1-3
  • To increase literacy, writing, speaking, and listening skills in French
  • To improve your oral communication skills through meaningful contexts.

Material Required for Class:

You will need:

1.     A three ring binder and 3 dividers: Please section your binder as follows:

·       1st dividerfor units’ and grammar booklets

·       2nd dividerfor reading handouts and booklets

·       3rd divider for quizzes and tests

2.     Lined paper for notes or a notebook

3.    A laptop and earbuds or headphones 🎧for listening comprehension activities


Classroom Rules

1.     RESPECT your teacher, your peers and yourself!

2.     RAISE YOUR HAND for permission to speak, and speak only if you have been granted permission to do so.

3.     BE IN YOUR ASSIGNED SEAT AND READY when the bell rings and remain seated during class unless you have permission to get up. Once you are seated, start completing

4.     FOOD AND DRINK (except bottled water) are not allowed in class. This includes gums and candies.


Teacher's Expectations

a) During Remote Learning:

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b) During In-Person Class

SEATING:To ensure our success, everyone will be assigned a specific seat. Note that those seats will   rotate at the teacher’s discretion.

PARTICIPATION: you are expected to:

  • Raise your hand.
  • be an active observer/participant in all activities
  • be on task all the time.
  • Use only French during class once the bell rings or starts. You are required to use German once you get into the classroom.

HOMEWORK: I rarely assign homework, but if I do it must be completed and turned in on time since it helps the teacher determine if you master the concepts that were taught in class or not.

TESTING:In general, a“graded activity”will be scheduled once a week. Quizzes dates will be announced at least 2 days in advance and test dates will be announced five days in advance. You will also write a composition at the end of each unit. All quizzes and test dates will be posted in you course packet or on my website.

MAKE-UP POLICY: The make-up work is always the student's responsibility; if you have been absent you have 2 days upon your return to make-up your class work, quizzes, tests, compositions and other assignments. To find out what you missed while you were absent, please refer to my Google website. If you are going to be absent, email me your project by the day it is due.

If you arrange an appointment to make up a quiz, a test or a composition outside of class time, do not miss that appointment time or you will receive a grade of zero for that assignment.


90% -Performance Assessments and 10% Achievement (Grammar , vocabulary, Homework).

Performance Assessments are tasks where you actually use the language.) such as:

  • Interpretive Reading/Listening (reading an article/watching a video and answering questions)
  • Interpersonal Speaking (a conversation in pairs or with a small group of four)
  • Presentational Writing/Speaking (writing a composition or making a short oral presentation)

On the performance and Achievement assessments students will earn one of the grades below:

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Note: Grades at the Classical and Modern Languages department are weighted differently each term. The percentages are as follows:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

 Term 4

Final Exam







EXTRA HELP:  Please stay in touch. Do not hesitate to come and see me as soon as you are uncertain about something. If I know where there are problems, I can address them and put them in perspective in order to help you reach your full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where do I find the Quizzes Tests and Dates?

Click on the "Important dates" button on the homepage to get the information you need.

  • How to I prepare for a test/Where do I find what to study for a test?

-Go over the Can-Do-Statements for that lesson or unit that you can also find listed out right below the test and quizzes dates. 

  • How will my Performance grade be determined? 
    • You grade will be determine by what you score on each category of the rubric for that assessment.
  • Do I get credit for completing homework?

-No,  because  it only helps the teacher determine if you master the concepts that were taught in class or not.

  • Can I have extra credit or complete some extra work to boost up my grade?

- Sorry, but no extra credit is offered in this class. However, I strongly encourage anyone who struggles to reach out for extra help before any test.

Course Summary:

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