Français 201 — Intermediate French

Professeur : D. Kress
Tel. 869-5252
Courriel: dkress@centenary.edu
Heures au bureau: 2:30-3:30 lundi et mercredi

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Texts:

Notre Dame de Paris (soundtrack). Luc Plamomdon.
Octavia, Sidonie de La Houssaye, Les Cahiers du Tintamarre, 2014.
The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice (UItimate Review & Reference Series) [Paperback Stillman and Gordon. Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st edition. ISBN-10: 0071416722 ISBN-13: 978-0071416726

In addition, you will need a full size hardbound French-English dictionary.

In this course you will build on the French that you learned in high school or in your typical first year French course on the college level. The goal of this program is to help you more efficiently process basic concepts and move toward more fluency, independence, and subtlety in listening comprehension, oral and written expression, and reading. A language course is different from other courses at college because you actively work on oral communication skills. The only place you can work on these skills is in your French class. Other classes may not require your attendance because you can learn the material from the book; however, there is no substitute for the dynamic interaction that takes place between you and your teacher—a trained language acquisition specialist. When you finish this course you should be able to carry on conversations in basic French and be able to read comfortably with the aid of a dictionary.

Policies

Services to Students with Disabilities:

It is the policy of Centenary College to accommodate students with disabilities pursuant to federal and state law and our commitment to equal educational opportunities. Students seeking support services/accommodations for a disability must first register with Disability Services (a division of the Counseling Center, 318-869-5466/5424, located on the ground floor of Rotary Hall) and should begin this process as early as possible. Students with accommodations approved through Disability Services are responsible for contacting the faculty member in charge of the course prior to or during the first days of the term to discuss needed accommodations. We will gladly make appropriate accommodations based on disability to ensure the playing field is and remains level for all students.
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College Diversity Statement

Centenary College of Louisiana values human diversity in all its richly complex and multi-faceted forms, whether expressed through race and ethnicity, culture, political and social views, religious and spiritual beliefs, language and geographic characteristics, gender, gender identities and sexual orientations, learning and physical abilities, age, and social or economic classes.

1. You are expected to come to class prepared every day. Study the material specified on the syllabus or in class! There may be a quiz even though there is not a written assignment

2. Every quiz and examination will stress oral comprehension. Keep in mind that all class work will be conducted orally in French and your attendance and participation will have a definite impact on your grade. The activities of listening to a language, speaking a language, and writing a language all demand active skills. This class will require your active participation.

Students who have 3 absences will have their final grade lowered one full letter. For additional absences there will be a penalty of 2 points per day before the letter grade is dropped.

*Including the final there will be 3 major tests. Note my policy on makeups.

*Make ups: No make-ups for an unexcused absence are given. In case of excused absences, I may choose not to give a make-up; instead I may choose to count that quiz or examination as a grade to be dropped.

*I am willing to give extra credit if you are willing to work for it. 1 point on the final grade for each French novel or play you read (in English translation). If you are interested in this option, come see me before you choose a novel. Not all works are acceptable for credit.

Grading:  

Quizzes 20%
Online Labs https://www.eztestonline.com/514121/index3.tpx 20%
Hour tests (3) 60%

I. Semaine du 31 août au 2 septembre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 1, Introduction au cours 
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 1

II. Semaine du 7 au 9 septembre
lundi: Labor Day!
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 1, Notre Dame de Paris

III. Semaine du 14 au 16 septembre
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 1, Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 1, Notre Dame de Paris

IV. Semaine du 21 au 23 septembre
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 2, Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 2, Notre Dame de Paris

V. Semaine du 28 au 30 septembre
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 2, Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: Examen I

VI. Semaine du 5 au 7 octobre
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 3, Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 3, Notre Dame de Paris

VII. Semaine du 12 au 14 octobre.
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 3, Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 3, Notre Dame de Paris

VIII. Semaine du 19 au 21 octobre.
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 4, Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 4, Notre Dame de Paris

IX. Semaine du 26 au 28 octobre
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 4, Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 4, Notre Dame de Paris

X. Semaine du 2 au 4 novembre
lundi: Examen II
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 5, Octavia

XI. Semaine du 9 au 11 novembre
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 5, Octavia
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 5, Octavia

XI1. Semaine du 16 au 18 novembre

lundi:

FVRP, Chapitre 5, Octavia

mercredi:

FVRP, Chapitre 5, Octavia

XIII. Semaine du 23 au 25 novembre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 6, Octavia
mercredi: Thanksgiving

XIV. Semaine du 30 novembre au 2 décembre
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 6, Octavia
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 6, Octavia

XV. Semaine du 7 au 11 décembre
lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 6, Octavia
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 6, Octavia
vendredi: Last day of class!