Français-immersion 10

 

Course Outline

D. Blinn

2004-2005

 

This immersion course emphasizes using French for a variety of purposes. Students are engaged in listening and speaking experiences that require them to communicate information and respond orally to a variety of texts, such as conversations, interviews, documentaries, articles, poems, short stories, and novels. Reading and literature include articles, poems, mythology, short stories, and novels. Students are engaged in written activities through which they present information, write letters, and express their feelings about different events and situations. The course also explores other forms of viewing and representing.

 

Evaluation scheme:

 

French   15 %

 

Homework/Participation   10 %

 

Class Work   75 % (including exam of 30 %)

 

In order to vary the forms of evaluation, the Class Work mark (without the exam) will be the averaging out of multiple forms of evaluation put over a 45 % mark. The teacher will not categorize different types of evaluations (such as quizzes and tests) and give them a certain percentage. Rather, the evaluations’ worth will be relative to one another by the number of points attributed to them. For instance, a written reflection might be marked on 20 points whereas a major research paper might be marked on 120 points. This way, confusion will be avoided in terms of classifying less traditional forms of evaluations like dramatic representations and expressive collages.