French 3B

Course Description:

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. This fluency level course is targeted to students that can infer meaning from clues or from prior knowledge, voluntarily ask questions, and use higher level thinking skills. The student is intentionally presented with language they will not understand, with the specific objective of making hypotheses and inferring meaning based on what they do know—such as reading body language, facial expressions, and recognizing familiar locations and objects. This kind of discourse resembles the real world in that there is a focus on meaning, a gap in meaning exists, and there is a goal to work towards. Students will interact with partners or with groups to accomplish projects that in verb real-world communication skills in the target language. Web Quests are task-based activities where the students have to perform a task by researching different pre-selected resources. Using authentic documents (text, audio, video, images) in the target language to expose students to the language is a cornerstone in this course.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): French 3B
Course Title (NCES SCED) : French III
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Middlebury Interactive Languages
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Standards Addressed : ACTFL, NCAA
Ailgnment Document : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Gjw0XEmCNFdmhldUd1QTFWUTg/view?usp=sharing
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Foreign Language and Literature
Course Identifier : French III
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

While completing this course, students will:

• Develop a habit of reflecting on their own learning experiences

• Infer meaning and make hypotheses about social interactions in the target language

• Participate in listening comprehension of authentic video clips

• Focus on vocabulary and grammar structures after a focus on comprehension and meaning

• Make and confirm hypotheses about target grammar structures

• Recognize, identify, and reflect on a variety of cultural products, practices, and perspectives

• Accomplish written and spoken tasks in the target language

• Complete webquests that involve real-world problem solving in the target language

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met This is accomplished in the Blackboard shell and in course information.
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met MVS Acceptable Use
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met MVS Policy
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Partially Met There are limited no explanations in some lessons.
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Partially Met While the course content is not modifiable, assignments and assessments can be modified to meet learners' diverse needs.
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met One version of tests and quizzes. There is no variety.
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Not Met Cannot edit the content.
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met MVS Policy
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met MVS Policy
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met MVS Policy
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met

Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 03/25/2014

Unit 9

Vocabulary:

• The arts – different syles and movements

• Architecture

Grammar:

• Savoir vs connaître

• Comparatives / superlatives

Culture:

• Architecture styles of French houses

Pronunciation:

• Plus and plus (when to pronounce the final s)

Unit 10

Vocabulary:

• Modern technology and the Internet

• The Internet, the law, and our rights

Grammar:

• Relative pronouns

• Tout and its various forms

Culture:

• Media and social networks

Pronunciation:

• Difficult letters: x, y, & z

Unit 11

Vocabulary:

• The written press

• Audio/visual

Grammar:

• The passive voice

• Present and past conditional + hypotheses

Culture:

• History: WW2

• La chanson de Roland (Epic poem)

Pronunciation:

• Spelling and pronunciation differences

Unit 12

Vocabulary:

• The medical system in France

• At the doctor’s office

Grammar:

• Present participles and gerund

• Cardinal and ordinal numbers

Culture:

• Health in France

Pronunciation:

• Numbers 5,6,8,and 10 pronunciation rule

Midterm Review and Test

Unit 13

Vocabulary:

• The protection of our environment

• Pollution

Grammar:

• Subjunctive: what it is + how to form it

• Subjunctive with irregular verbs

Culture:

• Trash separation and disposal

Pronunciation:

• S sounds in -tion, -sion, -ssion, -xion, and sc words

Unit 14

Vocabulary:

• Social challenges

• Immigration and racism

Grammar:

• When to use the subjunctive + past subjunctive

• Impersonal expressions

Culture:

• Colonialism and its consequences in modern life

Pronunciation:

• K, ck, ch words

Unit 15

Vocabulary:

• College preparation

• The importance of learning a foreign language

Grammar:

• Expressions that indicate the future tense + near future

• Infinitives preceded by à, de or nothing + the past infinitive

Culture:

• History: May 1968

• Les Grandes Ecoles (Ivy league and specialized schools)

Pronunciation:

• French and francophone accents

Unit 16 (Project unit)

Vocabulary:

• Looking for a job

• Jobs of the future

Grammar:

• Nouns that change in masculine and feminine

• Simple future + anterior future

Final Review and Test

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 04/01/2020 03/29/2021 06/01/2020 11/27/2020 06/18/2021 300 $325.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund. Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 04/01/2020 03/29/2021

Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.

School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
13-14 5 5 100.0% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the Spring and Summer 2013-14 school year.
14-15 2 1 50.0% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2014-15 school year.
15-16 5 4 80.0% None
16-17 0 0 0.0% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2016-17 school year.
17-18 34 26 76.5% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2017-18 school year.
18-19 24 20 83.3%
19-20 19 12 63.2%

This course has specific device requirements and restrictions.

Middlebury (MIL) CAP course content is delivered through LTI in Brightspace and rendered for view and submission of student work within iFrames embedded in Brightspace content pages.

MIL courses are NOT supported on Chromebooks, iPads, or Android devices for access via LTI in a third-party LMS.

BROWSERS: Minimum supported, compatible browsers include:

  • Chrome 66
  • Firefox 58
  • Safari 13 (desktop and laptop devices only; iPad or iPhone not compatible) *NOTE: Macintosh Safari 13 Browsers must have “Prevent cross-site tracking” turned OFF in order to permit sending of cookies.
  • Microsoft Edge 15

PC Device Minimum Requirements for MIL courses:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Display setting 1280×1024 resolution or above; lower resolutions may require scrolling
  • 128MB Graphics Memory & Sound card
  • Cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled

Macintosh (MAC) Device Minimum Requirements for MIL courses:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or above
  • Mac OS X v10.9 or higher
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Display setting 1280×1024 resolution or above; lower resolutions may require scrolling
  • 128MB Graphics Memory & Sound card
  • Cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled

Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/