World Language Teacher: French
International Studies I & II
French Club Sponsor
Kids Helping Kids Sponsor
I am a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in French.I earned a degree in International Studies after spending my junior year abroad in Strasbourg, France.I earned a Masters degree in Foreign Language Instruction from the University of Pittsburgh.I completed an internship with Upper St. Clair High School 2000-2001 and was then hired by the district in 2001.
I currently teach International Studies, French 3 and MYP French 3. In the past I have taught French at Boyce Middle School as well as French 1, French 2, IB French 4, IB French 5 and Honors French 5 USCHS.
I can be reached by:
e-mail : email@example.com
phone : 412 833 1600 x 2660
All World Language Courses Aim to Reach the National Standards presented by the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Standard 3.1: Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language
Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures
Communicate in Languages Other Than English
Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions
Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics
Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own
Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied
Standard 2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied
Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home & Around the World
Standard 5.1: Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting
Standard 5.2: Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
HONORS FRENCH 5
The course emphasizes continued progress of the four primary language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing)while exploring, understanding and comparing local and Francophone cultures.
IB FRENCH 4 (SL)/5 (HL)
The course emphasizes the use of the language for active communication and helps students develop the following:
- the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts;
- a French vocabulary sufficiently ample for reading newspapers and magazine articles, literary texts, and other non-technical writings without dependence on a dictionary; and
- the ability to express themselves coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French.
The course seeks to develop language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) that can be used in various activities and disciplines rather than to cover any specific body of subject matter.Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions will also be emphasized.
Language B Objectives
At the end of the language B course higher level candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to:
- communicate clearly and effectively in a wide range of situations
- understand and use accurately oral and written forms of the language that are essential for effective communication in a range of styles and situations
- understand and use a wide range of vocabulary
- select a register and style that are appropriate to the situation
- express ideas with general clarity and fluency
- structure arguments in a clear, coherent and convincing way
- understand and analyze moderately complex written and spoken material
- assess subtleties of the language in a wide range of forms, styles and registers
- show an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the culture(s) related to the language studied
The bold text denotes the differences between higher level and standard level.
At the end of the language B course standard levelcandidates are expected to demonstrate an ability to:
Â·communicate clearly and effectively in a range of situations
Â·understand and use accurately oral and written forms of the language encountered in range of situations
Â·understand and use a range of vocabulary in common usage
Â·select a register that is generally appropriate to the situation
Â·express ideas with general clarity and some fluency
Â·structure arguments in a generally clear, coherent and convincing way
Â·understand and respond appropriately to written and spoken material of average difficulty
Â·assess some subtleties of the language in a range of forms, styles and registers
Â·show an awareness of, and sensitivity to, some elements of the culture(s) related to the language studied
- To be able to improve the level of oral proficiency.
- To be able to improve the level of writing proficiency.
- To be able to improve understanding and application of correct grammar.
- To be able to interpret authentic French materials (texts, articles, films, etc.)
- To be able to develop vocabulary.
Clubs and Activities
French-American Cultural Exchange (F.A.C.E.) : USC High School pairs with LycÃ©e Saint-Marc to conduct cultural exchanges every two years.Since 2006, USCHS has welcomed a group of students from Lyon, France to Upper St. Clair for 2 weeks early in the spring.In that same year, USC students travel to Lyon France for the final weeks of June to spend 2 weeks immersed in language and culture living with a family in Lyon first and then spending 4 days in Paris.This trip is ideal for Juniors and Seniors enrolled in French who are committed to advancing their proficiency in the language as well as developing intercultural competencies.
French Club :French Club invites all high school students to meet once or twice a month to celebrate the French-speaking culture.Enrollment in French is not required, but an interest in other cultures is a must!Monthly activities include food tastings, authentic games, holiday celebrations and sharing of Francophone pop culture in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment. Meeting days vary based on student activity schedules.Stay tuned to morning announcements, keep an eye out for advertisements, or enroll for group e-mailing with firstname.lastname@example.orgVenez nombreux!
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