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Bienvenue à la classe de français!

Le club de français 2019-2020
 
During this school year, the French Club will meet during our monthly club day during school hours. We will also occasionally meet after school, from 3:00pm to 3:30pm in Room 626. After school meetings will be announced at least a week in advance, and will be publicized in class, via Google Classroom, and in school-wide announcements. Anyone may join French Club, as long as they pay dues and express an interest in promoting French and francophone culture in our community.
 
MEMBERSHIP DUES
If you want to be a member of French Club this year, the dues are $25. This is the cost of a t-shirt and also pays for snacks at meetings. Membership dues must be paid BY NOVEMBER 1, 2019.
 
Dues can be paid in person (with cash or check) or can be paid through RevTrack using this link: https://ccboe.revtrak.net/high-schools/greenbrier-hs/Greenbrier-HS-Clubs/Greenbrier-HS-French-Club/
 
Only students who have paid their dues will be on the official French Club roster and will be able to attend French Club meetings on Club Days during school hours. 
 
GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR FRENCH CLUB
I have established a Google Classroom for French Club. This seems to be the easiest way to send out updates and information and provide a forum for questions, feedback, suggestions and interaction. The code to join is 4ltw40d
 
Google Classroom
 
Please log in to your Google account using your Columbia County student email credentials, and then open the Classroom app. 
 
Use the code that corresponds to your level to join the class: 
French 1: x8grn2q
French 2: 2bjzzr
French 3: wc9fd55
French 4: o20u4ak
Communication
 
Parents and guardians may also join Google Classroom in order to see what is going on in their student's class, and I encourage you to do so. I will regularly post schedule updates, class materials and reminders in Google Classroom and this will be one of the main ways to know what is going on in French class this year.
 
I will not be using Remind this year, as I wish to protect and respect time away from school for students and families, including my own. 
 
I encourage you to contact me at any time by calling Greenbrier High School at 706-650-6040, by message through Google Classroom, or by email at ariel.taylor@ccboe.net.
 
It is my policy to reply to emails and messages as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours after I've received them. I will do my best to communicate as clearly and as openly as possible with you! 
Quizlet  
 
This is a great tool to review vocabulary we are learning! Make an account, get the app, and join your class and review with materials I have made and found.
 
 
 
Why French?
 
French is a global language! You can see from the maps in the attachment "Le Monde Francophone" that French is spoken by people on five continents and from a multitude of countries and cultures. While we mostly think of French being a European language, it is also African, Asian, and South American. More than 275 million people speak French as a first language, with many more than that who speak it as a second, or third (or more) language. It is estimated that by 2050, French will be the language most spoken in the world!
 
Check out this link for more information about why French matters from Rutgers University: https://foreignlanguages.camden.rutgers.edu/french/why-french-matters/
 
This link from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) also talks about the role of French in culture, the importance of French in the global world, and outlines some specific benefits to becoming a French speaker: https://www.leadwithlanguages.org/lwl-language/french/
 
Introduction
 
Je suis ravie de faire votre connaissance! Veuillez lire la lettre du soir portes-ouvertes ci-joint pour en savoir plus de moi et des cours de français à Greenbrier High School. Merci! 
 
I am so excited to meet you! If you would like to know more about me and French classes at Greenbrier High School, please read the attached Open House letter. Thank you! 
2019-2020 Class Schedule
 
1st Period: French 1
2nd Period: Study Skills
3rd Period: French 2
4th Period: French 2
5th Period: French 3/4
*B Lunch 11:48-12:18
6th Period: Planning
7th Period: French 1
Tutoring and Extra Help in French is Available
 
I will offer tutoring and one-on-one help in French in my classroom (626) on Thursday afternoons from 3pm-4pm.
 
I can arrange other times before and after school by appointment.
 
Be proactive and seek help before you feel overwhelmed! 
 2019-2020 French Syllabus
 
Please check out the course syllabus. It outlines my policies, classroom procedures and expectations in great detail. This document has also been posted to Google Classroom. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.