Honors French IV Proficiency

North Brunswick Township High School

HONORS FRENCH IV

 

Course Description

 

Honors French IV gives students the opportunity to develop facility in spoken and written French, and exposes students to civilization and unadapted masterpieces of French literature.  The course in conducted entirely in French and prepares the student for work at the college level or for AP French the following year.

 

Course Proficiencies

 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 

  1. Understand formal speech spoken at a native speaker's pace and pronunciation as spoken by the teacher and native speakers.
  2. Understand native speech that may be found in audio-visual devices such as cassettes, compact discs, and videos.
  3. Converse actively in the target language with the teacher and students, exhibiting appropriate pronunciation, intonation, and inflection.
  4. Comprehend and discuss the content and significance of selected works of French literature, dialogues, essays, and other selected reading passages.
  5. Organize and write guided and creative compositions, summaries, and other types of expository prose in French.
  6. Demonstrate comprehension and mastery of selected cultural topics dealing with people, places and events in the French-speaking world.
  7. Develop increased awareness of the richness of the culture of French and French speaking countries and of the important people in French history.
  8. Demonstrate comprehension and mastery of advanced grammar topics, new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.

 

Course Requirements

 

Students will be expected to:

 

  1. Attend class regularly and be on time.
  2. Bring necessary supplies to class.
  3. Complete all in class and homework assignments.
  4. Make-up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.
  5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.
  6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.

 

Evaluation Procedures

 

Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:

 

  1. Class Participation........................................................... 15%
  2. Homework...................................................................... 15%
  3. Compositions.................................................................. 20%
  4. Tests, Projects................................................... 30%
  5. Oral and Aural Comprehension Skills, Quizzes............................. 20%