Campbell High School, Fall 2018
Nene Martin
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Tel: 678 842 6850, exit


The French 1 language course focuses on the continued development of communicative competence in French language and understanding of French speaking cultures. By the end of Level I, students will exhibit Novice-high level proficiency in listening, Intermediate low level proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading.

The major means of communication between students and instructors will be in the target language, French. Because students may begin formal language learning at various stages of their cognitive development, the teacher will adjust vocabulary and content in order to reflect developmentally appropriate interests.

Assessment categories will be either formative (for example homework, participation, and quizzes) or summative (unit projects or tests), and will reflect three communicative modes: Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational. The course culminates with a final assessment and proficiency assessment.

Formative Tasks & Assessments – Total 20%
• Interpretive (5%)
• Interpersonal (5%)
• Presentational (5%)
• Culture, Communities, Connections (5%)

Summative Assessments – Total 60%
• Interpersonal (20%)
• Interpretive (20%)
• Presentational (15%)
• Culture, Communities, Connections (10%)

Proficiency Assessment – 10%
Final Assessment – 10%

The main text for this course is Vista Higher Learning D’Accord 1, but students will use the actual textbook only in class. For home, they will have access to its online version, and/or to the workbook, containing all the necessary content and grammar information, along with many options for listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice. Some online listening and speaking activities require earbuds/headphones, microphone and webcam, or smartphone with camera. If these are not available at home, students will be provided equipment at school before or after classes OR alternative forms of homework/practice.

Students will display respect for their peers, their teachers, and themselves along with school property. Students will also recognize the value of differing opinions and perspectives.

Students will feel comfortable asking questions out loud in class; therefore, participation is required of everyone. Even if students’ answers are wrong, they will discover further learning from their mistakes. Students will celebrate their own and others’ successes in and outside of the classroom. Students will feel comfortable seeking help from teacher and peers.

Pacing Guide

Time Thematic Units Main Textbook Resources
Week 1-5 Thème 1 : Ma famille, mes amis, et moi Leçons 1A
Week 6-9 Thème 2 : À l’école et après l’école Leçons 1B, 2A, et 2B
Week 10-13 Thème 3: Ma communauté Leçons 3A, 3B, 4A, et 4B
Week 14-17 Thème 4: Mon temps libre Leçons 5A et 5B
Week 18 Proficiency Assessment
Week 19 Final Exams

This pacing guide may change. I will announce any major changes.

Required Student Materials
A 1.5- inch, 3-ring binder or a clearly marked section of larger binder for multiple subjects;
An 80-100-sheet notebook for vocabulary and writing entries;  French/English Dictionary
Basic supplies such as paper, pen, pencil, and highlighter are expected to be ready for use.

Tutoring may be handled in different ways: I will be available for tutoring help on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:35 to 4:20. Individual tutoring sessions may be arranged with interested students upon request, and those may take place whenever and wherever the two students agree.

Assignment Policies and Academic Honesty
Plagiarism is presenting other people’s work as one own. These other people may be classmates, other students, friend, or family members, or authors of published materials either in the press or on Internet. Use of online translators and excessive use of dictionary is also considered academic dishonesty. Plagiarism results in a grade of zero, and has the most devastating effect on the student’s average grade. Please, adhere to the Academic Honesty Policy of the school.

Tardies, Absences and Make-Up Policy
Because of the emphasis on oral listening and speaking skills, student attendance and participation are extremely important. An assignment not turned in when due may be turned in as a late or make-up assignment for a partial grade. Daily activities and homework assignments will be accepted for up to one (1) week after the due date. Major assignments such as projects and presentations may be made up within two (2) weeks. No late/make-up assignments will be accepted for credit after Dec 1st and May 1st for the respective semester.
Tardies and unexcused absences are administrative offenses and will be handled by the appropriate administrator. Consequences may include: Saturday school, ISS, OSS depending on the tardy frequency.

Conduct Expectations
Greet appropriately when entering or leaving the classroom.
Respect your teacher and classmates and expect the same in return.
Be ready for class: bring pen/pencil, paper, book, notebook, and homework.
No food, drinks, gum, or candy. Bottled water is allowed.
Follow school policy and respect school property.
No use of cell phones in class unless requested or allowed by the teacher.

Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me through e-mail at

Kindest Regards,
Nene Martin