Français 202 — Intermediate French

Professeur : D. Kress
Tel. 5252
Courriel: dkress@centenary.edu
Heures de bureau: 4:00-5:00 lundi, mercredi

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:  

Lab exercises: https://www.eztestonline.com/514121/index3.tpx 30%
Hour tests (3) 30%
Written homework assignments (click here) and quizzes on the readings 40%

The use of cell phones or any electronic media device is not allowed during this class. Use of such devices during a quiz or exam will constitute an honor code violation and will be reported to the honor court.

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.
(http://www.centenary.edu/attachments/services/counseling/services/accommodation.pdf)

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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.


EMPLOI DU TEMPS: 

I. Semaine du 6 janvier
mercredi:
Cocteau, La Belle et la Bête, UFVRP, Chapter 7.

II. Semaine du 11 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 18 au 22 janvier
lundi: MLK Day Pas de classe!
mercredi: Cocteau, La Belle et la Bête, UFVRP, Chapter 7.

IV. Semaine du 25 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 1er au 5 février
lundi: Charles Testut, « L’Histoire du Vieux Salomon », UFVRP, Chapter 8.
mercredi: Victor Rillieux, « Amour et Dévouement », Pierre l’Hermite, « Au Père Chocarne », UFVRP, Chapter 8.

VI. Semaine du 8 au 11 février
lundi-mercredi: Vacances de Mardi Gras!
jeudi Declared a Monday! Victor Séjour, « Le Mulâtre », UFVRP, Chapter 8.

VII. Semaine du 15 au 19 février.

lundi: Examen I
mercredi: Victor Séjour, « Le Mulâtre », UFVRP, Chapter 9.

VIII. Semaine du 22 au 26 février.

lundi: Victor Séjour, « Le Mulâtre », UFVRP, Chapter 9.
mercredi: Victor Séjour, « Le Mulâtre », UFVRP, Chapter 9.

IX. Semaine du 29 février au 4 mars
lundi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, "Les petits soldats", UFVRP, Chapter 9.
mercredi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, "Les petits soldats", UFVRP, Chapter 10.

X. Semaine du 7 au 11 mars

lundi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, "Une poupée d’autrefois", UFVRP, Chapter 10.
mercredi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, "Les petits vagabonds", UFVRP, Chapter 10.

XI. Semaine du 14 au 18 mars
lundi: Contes d'une grand-mère louisianaise, "Les petits vagabonds" UFVRP, Chapter 10.
mercredi: Examen II.

XII. Semaine du 21 au 25 mars
lundi: Spring Break--from March 19th until March 27th!
mercredi: Spring Break--from March 19th until March 27th!

XIII. Semaine du 28 mars au 1er avril
lundi: Le Petit Prince 1-3, UFVRP, Chapter 11.
mercredi: Le Petit Prince 4-6, UFVRP, Chapter 11.

XIV. Semaine du 4 au 8 avril
lundi: Le Petit Prince 7-9, UFVRP, Chapter 11.
mercredi: Le Petit Prince 10-12, UFVRP, Chapter 12.

XV. Semaine du 11 au 15 avril
lundi: Le Petit Prince 13-15, UFVRP, Chapter 12.
mercredi: Le Petit Prince 16-19, UFVRP, Chapter 12.

XVI. Semaine du 18 au 22 avril

lundi: Le Petit Prince 20-23, UFVRP, Chapter 12.
mercredi: Le Petit Prince 24-27, UFVRP, Chapter 12.
 Vendredi le 22 avril est le dernier jour de classes !