Bonjour et Bienvenue!
My name is Claire Breaux, a native speaker of French and certified by the French Ministry of Education as a native speaker. This academic year I will teach a few sections of French Two, French III Pre-AP, and French IV AP, manage the French Club and the French National Honor Society. This will be my 6th year at Spring Woods. My campus information is as follows:
Campus Room 274 Extension 3254
First Period = French Three Pre-AP
Second Period = Conference Period
Third Period = French Two
Fourth Period = French Two
Fifth Period = French Two
Sixth Period = French Two
Seventh Period = French IV AP
Essentially, foreign language courses are communications courses. So, communicating, on all levels, is important and will continue to be throughout the students’ academic careers.
·Ask questions – don’t be shy, don’t be afraid! If you knew the answer already, it wouldn’t be “foreign” language.
· Communicate - I can’t help you out if I don’t know you are struggling! Let me know and I will make myself available to help you. I am free before and after school, as well as lunch periods (with notice) and I am willing to negotiate meeting to help you succeed.
· Hang in there! - Quizzes are your progress report; if you bomb one, then you know you need to study for vocabulary or grammar, as the case may be. Don’t get down - I encourage you to talk, talk, and talk!!
·Participate - Join French club, come to our French table at lunches or ask how you can further your learning outside of class.
I don’t have lots of rules and, for that reason, when I ask for something from my students, I expect to receive it. Bring your materials daily and be responsible for them.
REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR CLASS:
One Textbook issued by the school
One workbook issued by the school
One notebook specifically for FRENCH notes and other exercises
A folder or binder of some sort for FRENCH tests, paperwork, handouts etc.