Français 202 — Intermediate French

Professeur : D. Kress
Tel. 5252
Courriel: dkress@centenary.edu
Heures de bureau: 2:30-3:30 lundi, mercredi, vendredi

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Texts:

La Houssaye, Contes d’une grand-mère louisianaise.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince.
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

There will also be packet of other reading material..

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

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 https://www.eztestonline.com/514121/index3.tpx 40%
Hour tests (3) 60%

EMPLOI DU TEMPS: 

I. Semaine du 8 janvier
mercredi:
Cocteau, La Belle et la Bête, UFVRP, Chapter 7

II. Semaine du 13 au 15 janvier
lundi: Cocteau, La Belle et la Bête, UFVRP, Chapter 7
mercredi: Cocteau, La Belle et la Bête, UFVRP, Chapter 7

III. Semaine du 20 au 22 janvier
lundi: MLK Day Pas de classe!
mercredi: Cocteau, La Belle et la Bête, UFVRP, Chapter 8

IV. Semaine du 27 au 29 janvier
lundi: Charles Testut, « LHistoire du Vieux Salomon », UFVRP, Chapter 8
mercredi: Charles Testut, « LHistoire du Vieux Salomon », UFVRP, Chapter 8

V. Semaine du 3 au 5 février
lundi: Charles Testut, « LHistoire du Vieux Salomon », UFVRP, Chapter 8
mercredi: Victor Rillieux, « Amour et Dévouement », Pierre l’Hermite, « Au Père Chocarne »

VI. Semaine du 10 au 12 février
lundi: Examen I
mercredi: Victor Séjour, « Le Mulâtre », UFVRP, Chapter 9

VII. Semaine du 17 au 19 février.

lundi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, UFVRP, Chapter 9
mercredi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, UFVRP, Chapter 9

VIII. Semaine du 24 au 26 février.

lundi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, UFVRP, Chapter 9
mercredi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, UFVRP, Chapter 10

IX. Semaine du 3 au 5 mars
lundi: Mardi Gras!
mercredi: Mardi Gras!

X. Semaine du 10 au 12 mars

lundi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, UFVRP, Chapter 10
mercredi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, UFVRP, Chapter 10

XI. Semaine du 17 au 19 mars
lundi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, UFVRP, Chapter 10
mercredi: Examen II

XII. Semaine du 24 au 26 mars
lundi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 11
mercredi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 11

XIII. Semaine du 31 mars au 2 avril
lundi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 11
mercredi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 11

XIV. Semaine du 7 au 9 avril
lundi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 11
mercredi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 12

XV. Semaine du 14 au 16 avril
lundi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 12
mercredi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 12

XVI. Semaine du 21 au 23 avril

lundi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 12
mercredi: Le Petit Prince, UFVRP, Chapter 12
  Jeudi le 25 avril, dernier jour de classes !

It is the policy of Centenary College to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal law, state law, and the College's commitment to equal educational opportunities. Any student with a disability who needs accommodations, for example in seating placement or in arrangements for examinations, should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. Students with disabilities need to contact Disability Services (a division of Counseling Services), which is located in the ground floor of Rotary Hall to obtain services. Telephone
318-869-5466/5424.