Professeur : D. Kress
Texts: Savoir Dire, Diane M. Dansereau, D. C. Heath, 2006.
N. B. In addition to the work in your phonetics text, there will be short writing assignments every day. These writing/grammar assignments will be assigned in class.
The goal of this course is to help students improve their written and spoken French through an intensive study of advanced grammar and phonetics. In this course the student will study all major components of the French sound system: vowels, consonants, intonation, accent, syllabic division, and rhythm. The student will also study all essential elements of the French sentence: verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs. The goal of this class is to help students use correct grammatical structures in well-crafted and well pronounced sentences.
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.
A language course is different from other courses at the college because you work on oral communication skills. The only place you can work on these skills is in 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. For this reason this course has a strong policy on absences.
Your grade in this class will be given as follows:
50% Exams (including the final)
*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 not to count that quiz or examination.
*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.
EMPLOI DU TEMPS:
I. Semaine du 9 au 13 janvier
II. Semaine du 16 au 20 janvier
III. Semaine du 23 janvier au 27 janvier
IV. Semaine du 30 janvier au 3 février
V. Semaine du 6 au 10 février
VI. Semaine du 13 au 17 février
VII. Semaine du 20 au 24 février.
VIII. Semaine du 27 février au 2 mars.
IX. Semaine du 5 au 9 mars
X. Semaine du 12 au 16 mars
XI. Semaine du 19 au 23 mars
XII. Semaine du 26 au 30 mars
XIII. Semaine du 2 au 6 avril
XIV. Semaine du 9 au 13 avril
XV. Semaine du 16 au 20 avril
XVI. Semaine du 23 avril au 27 avril