Course syllabus and procedures in French /Spanish III

Syllabus _French/Spanish III

Course Policies and Procedures

To successfully complete French/Spanish III, the student must:

    * study vocabulary regularly, at least 15 minutes daily.
    * complete all work (formative, summative assessments).
    * keep a binder where all activities should be done as a practice tool and a means of reviewing the material.
    * take notes that can be used to study French/Spanish outside of class.

Textbook(s): Buen Viaje, level 3.C'est à toi! Level 3.

Course Objectives

Throughout this semester course, the student will:

    * talk about locations and transportation from one point to another
    * discuss future plans and responsibilities
    * become familiar with French/Spanish history and the culture of French/Spanish-speaking countries
    * provide and obtain information in French/Spanish
    * express feelings and emotions through appropriate vocabulary and idiomatic expressions
    * exchange opinions as well express likes and dislikes
     * the future tense
    * the preterite and imperfect tenses
    * the conditional tense
    * the use of double object pronouns
    * imperative verbs

Course Description

The student will learn pertinent cultural information related to French/Spanish peaking countries as well as learn about French/Spanish's influence in the world and importance as a world language.  The student will review information learned in previous semesters in Spanish and should have an adequate background in order to do well in this class.

The goal of this course is to give students more advanced listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Regular, irregular verbs, and grammatical structures are practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is presented throughout the course to help students understand the context of the language and to better understand the perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world.

The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards and provides a way to focus on the five important aspects of foreign language instruction: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and community. These are the "Five C's of the Foreign Language Education" as outlined in Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century.

Mrs. Yancey