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                                                               Mrs. Savala, Patricia 2020-2021 

                                                                                    FRENCH IV

    Carnegie Vanguard High School

    1501 Taft St. Houston TX. 77019


    713-732-3690                                         patricia.savala@houstonisd.org                                    Room 209


                                                                  Bienvenue!              Welcome!


                                     This French IV AP language course focuses on offering access and opportunity for all students to gain culturally authentic world language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills that students will need to become college and career ready in a 21st century global marketplace. The key to success in language learning is to immerse yourself in the language as much as you can. It is encouraged for students to make the use of French resources online and applications for learning such as “7 jours sur la planète” as  much as possible.


                                                                            COURSE DESCRIPTION


    This course prepares the student for the French AP exam using the three modes of communication, interpersonal, interpretive and presentational. This course will be taught exclusively in French and is based on the six themes required by the College Board, namely:

    • Global challenges
    • Science and technology
    • Contemporary life
    • Personal and public identities
    • Families and communities
    • Beauty and aesthetics


    This course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency. The students will study the French culture from both a historical and a contemporary context.


     Textbooks we will be using: AP French LADD , Barrons AP course, Trèsors du Temps, Face à Face and AP grammar (APrenons) and Allons au-delà. We will also use plenty of online resources, news etc…

    In order to master French grammar we will be reading two fun and interesting books which read as a novel. In the first semester “La grammaire est une chanson douce” and in the second semester “Les chevaliers du subjonctif ».





    Attendance is essential for doing well in class. I will take attendance every day. You will be considered absent at the 15 minute mark on regular days and at the 30 minute mark on block days.


                                                                               Classroom rules


    • The objectives will be written on the board for the day as well as other reminders.
    • There will be an absentee section where the materials for the previous day will be placed. It is your responsibility to check!
    • After the second bell you are considered late and tardiness will be documented.
    • Cell phones are to be turned off and placed in the pockets provided on the wall.
    • No food, gum or sweet drinks allowed. You may have water.
    • Leave your seat with permission only.




                                                                                 RESTROOM CODE


    You can go to the restroom in between activities and you must ask in French!!!


                                                                             MATERIALS NEEDED


      One ¾ inch spiral notebook and a folder for handouts. We will also be doing exercises online on the college board website.


                                                                                    GRADING POLICY                                                                                           


    PROJECT                                                                                                                 20%

    TEST                                                                                                                        20%

    QUIZ                                                                                                                        20%

    CLASSWORK                                                                                                            20%

    HOMEWORK                                                                                                             20%



                                                                                                 ADDITIONAL NOTE


    I am very enthusiastic about teaching you and making this experience enriching and pleasant for all of us. In return I am asking that you come prepared to class and ready to learn. Please feel free to contact me with any issue that may arise.


    This year we are starting virtual and we will be using the T'es branche book from deigital sources on the HUB. LOTE-EMC