Mr. Alphonse Prophete
    French Teacher- OPA/OHS
    French videos

    Education gives one the ability to excel in all arenas, regardless of whether doors are opened or closed.  I was provided a unique opportunity to achieve success because my immigrant parents explored all the resources in our strained neighborhoods to learn a trade. Their achievements, in spite of racial, language and economic barriers propelled me to prosper academically and athletically.

    My name is Alphonse Prophète and I am a proud native of the City of Orange Township. My experiences growing up in this community are special and I am committed to be the personal, academic and athletic achievement of those I serve from the elementary level through the professional ranks.  For more than 30 plus years,  I have provided high-quality instructional delivery in French to students at secondary and post-secondary levels and still continue to remain enthusiastic and devoted to the socio-academic growth and development of all students – I have the opportunity to serve- in the Orange School District. With a high degree of fluency in English, French and Haitian Créole,

    As a student-athlete at Seton Hall University, I fell more in love with the art of communication and language. I earned a bachelor’s degree in World Language & Education and advanced degrees in both Bilingual – Bicultural Studies and ESL, holding secondary education certification in French and ESL.

     Being a teacher in the City of Orange Township is very personal to me. I grew up playing tennis, soccer, basketball and football right across the street from where I teach. Giving back to the community that gave me so much more is a blessing.


    I love my city and I am honored that I have had the opportunity to pay it forward.

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    Orange High School


    Course Syllabus

    2020- 2021            

    CREDIT: 5.0

    My E-mail Address: propheal@orange.k12.nj.us

    School Web Page: www.orange.k12.nj.us

    Textbook: T’es branche                                                                                                                        

    Phone: 973-677-4135


    This course is designed to linguistically orient how students acquire and learn the French language in the Middle School & High School levels. They will study the State and National Language Standards along with New Jersey World Languages Curriculum Framework and apply these to innovation comprehension of simple, oral/written directions/ commands, and requests through appropriate physical responses, and demonstrate comprehension of oral and written instructions connected to daily activities. The course is for 9th graders -freshmen students- and/or first –time students taking French, which means it will be accommodated to our scholars based on their basic knowledge in the French language

    Objectives of the course

    This course will address the five C’s: Communication, Culture, Community, Comparison, and Connection. The students in the class will use the French language and cultural knowledge to express themselves orally, and to create simple paragraphs while writing.



    Standard 7.1 World Languages:

    All students will be able to use a world language in addition to English in meaningful conversation, to understand and interpret spoken and written language, and to present information, concepts and ideas while also gaining an understanding of the perspectives of other cultures. Through language study, they will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities.

    Student expectations:

    • Interpretive Mode of communication, in which students demonstrate understanding of spoken and written communication within appropriate cultural contexts
    • Interpersonal Mode of communication, in which students engage in direct oral and/or written others.
    • Presentational Mode of communication, in which students present , orally and/or in writing, information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers with whom there is no immediate interaction.

    Course Topics: Below you will find the content/context for each unit.

    Unit 1 – All About Me
    Unit 2 – School Days
    Unit 3 – Home, Sweet, Home
    Unit 4 – Food, Glorious Food
    Unit 5 – Celebrations!   
    Unit 6 – Migratory Animals
    Unit 7 – Future


    -Attendance is mandatory

    - All homework assignments must be completed before class time and turned as scheduled.

    -Class participation, class work

    -All students must adhere to  all class rules and regulations.



    Class Rules

    1. Be in class daily and on time
    2. Be always prepared
    3. Follow directions
    4. Listen while others are speaking
    5. Work quietly and do not disturb others
    6. Respect others
    7. Obey school policy


    Materials needed

         - NOTEBOOK, PEN and/or PENCIL and FOLDER must be brought in class at all times.

    Student Evaluation

    1. Oral presentation including dialogs, graded by rubric
    2. Short-term and long-term projects graded by rubric
    3. Compositions graded by rubric
    4. Quizzes & Tests
    5. Homework, Class work & Class participation

     Course Grade

    • 30% of the grade consists of tests, quizzes (in some cases mid-terms and finals).
    • 15% of the grade consists of class participation (questioning, discussion, problem solving, team work, and offering relevant comments).
    • 20% of the grade consists of class work (journals, logs, assignments, tasks, demonstrations, skill applications).
    • 25% of the grade consists of Authentic Assessments (portfolios, performance assessments, projects, 21st Century real world experiences)

    10% of the grade is Homework (including long term projects i.e. essays, research, and 20 to 60 minute reading depending upon grade level). (Orange PUBLIC SCHOOLS, GRADING PROMOTION,  RETENTION GUIDELINES)

    - Strategies/Procedures

    -Use all current methodology/technology to create exciting, creative, and simple conversations and written activities.

    - Provide each student with a meaningful understanding of the development of the French language proficiency for communication and short writing activities.

    Websites:                                                                                        www.emclanguages.com                                                                                 www.languageguide.org  www.francaisfacile  www.quia.com     https://youtu.be/vMm1lzFOySU?t=30     https://youtu.be/Ce5XBI_KLfU?t=15                                                                                              

    Supplemental Resources:

    Lisons comme ça - multilevel French reader


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      Orange High School Phase 1 – French Schedule

    A Day

    Period 1:  AP French Language & Culture

    Remind: Send a text to 81010 & Text this message @aprophete

    Time:  8:30am - 9:15 am


    Period 5B: French II

    Remind: Send a text to 81010 & Text this message @period5bfr

    Time : 10:30am-11:15am


    B Day

    Period 2 :  French 1                                                                                                                    

    Remind:  Send a text to 81010 & Text this message @fbceh2g8                                              

    Time 9:30 am – 10:15 am                                                                                                          


    Perod 4:  Foundation of French II

    Remind: Send a text to 81010 & Text this message @a8ckc8


    Period 6: French  1

    Remind:  Send a text to 81010 & Text this message @ k9dkeh3

    11:30 am – 12:15 pm


    Period 8: French 1 (Orange Prep Academy)

    Remind:  Send a text to 81010 & Text this message @french1op


    Office hours:  1:15pm – 3:15pm