Advanced Grammar and Phonetics
Professeur : D.
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 27 au 31 août
II. Semaine du 3 au 7 septembre
III. Semaine du 10 au 14 septembre
IV. Semaine du 17 au 21 septembre
V. Semaine du 24 au 28 septembre
VI. Semaine du 1er au 5 octobre
VII. Semaine du 8 au 12 octobre
VIII. Semaine du 15 au 19 octobre
IX. Semaine du 22 au 26 octobre
X. Semaine du 29 octobre au 2 novembre
XI. Semaine du 5 au 9 novembre
XII. Semaine du 12 au 16 novembre
Semaine du 19 au 23 novembre Thanksgiving Break
XIII. Semaine du 26 au 30 novembre
XIV. Semaine du 3 au 7 décembre
XV. Semaine du 10 au 14 décembre