Français 302 — Grammaire Française

Professeur : D. Kress
Tel. 869-5252
Courriel: dkress@centenary.edu
Heures de bureau: 3-4 LMV

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Texts:

Grammaire Française, 4rd Edition, Ollivier et Beaudoin,English/World Languages, 2004.

The goal of this course is to help you improve your written and spoken French through an intensive study of advanced grammar and vocabulary used in everyday life. In this course you will learn not only formal French structures taught in standard French classes, but vocabulary and structures used in daily life. You will find many useful exercices on the website which accompanies the text.

Policies

1. You are expected to come to class prepared every day. Study the material specified on the syllabus or in class and be sure to write out the assignments! They will be graded.

2.  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.

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.

*Make ups: No make-ups for an unexcused absence are given.

Grading:  

Hour tests (3) 50%
Compositions (2) 25%
Quizzes and Homework 25%

This is an advanced grammar class and students are expected to master the material at a high level of proficiency. For this reason the grading scale for this class will be unlike those you have seen in other French classes. Students earning a grade less than 90% on the first exam will receive a failing grade for the course. Students failing to maintain a 90% average after the second exam will likewise receive a failing grade for the course. Each of the first two exams may be retaken once within 10 days of the date it was initially given.

I. Semaine du 20 au 22 août

lundi: Introduction au cours 
mercredi:

Le groupe nominal — le nom

II. Semaine du 27 au 29 août
lundi:

Le groupe nominal — Les déterminants

mercredi: Le groupe nominal — L’adjectif

III. Semaine du 3 au 5 septembre
lundi: Labor Day!
mercredi:

Le groupe nominal — L’adjectif

IV. Semaine du 10 au 12 septembre
lundi:

Le groupe nominal — Les pronoms personnels

mercredi:

Le groupe nominal — Les pronoms possessifs et démonstratifs

V. Semaine du 17 au 19 septembre
lundi:

Le groupe nominal — Les pronoms relatifs

mercredi:

Les invariables —L’adverbe

VI. Semaine du 24 au 26 septembre
lundi:

Les invariables —Les comparatifs et superlatifs

mercredi: Examen I Les invariables —Les prépositions

VII. Semaine du 1er au 3 octobre
lundi:

Les invariables —Les conjonctions

mercredi: Examen I

VIII. Semaine du 8 au 10 octobre
lundi:

Le groupe verbal

mercredi:

Le groupe verbal Composition I

vendredi: Fall Break!

IX. Semaine du 15 au 17 octobre
lundi:

Le groupe verbal

mercredi:

Le groupe verbal

X. Semaine du 22 au 24 octobre
lundi:

Le groupe verbal

mercredi: Le groupe verbal

XI. Semaine du 29 au 31 octobre
lundi:

Examen II

mercredi:

Le groupe verbal — Le participe présent et passé

XII. Semaine du 5 au 7 novembre
lundi: Le groupe verbal — L’infinitif, Composition II
mercredi:

Le groupe verbal — Les verbes impersonnels, semi-auxiliaires

XIII. Semaine du 17 au 25 novembre : Fête de l'Action de grâce

XIV. Semaine du 26 au 28 novembre
lundi:

Les mots indéfinis

mercredi:

La négation et l’interrogation

XV. Semaine du 3 au 5 décembre
lundi:

La négation et l’interrogation

mercredi:

La voix passive et le discours indirect

 Vendredi le 7 décembre, dernier jour de classes !

Supplementary exercises on passé composé and l'imparfait:

http://www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/gmoskos1/interexercice/pcompose.htm

http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~creitan/clark.htm

http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~creitan/blanche.htm

http://alpha.furman.edu/~ballen/fr12/passe.htm

http://www.geocities.com/profviano/french2/Chapter10/exer.supplementaires.html

http://www.marling.gloucs.sch.uk/frenchweb/perfimperf2.htm