French / FREN 051 Z1 - SUMMER SESSION 2012
DATES: le 21 mai au 28 juin 2012 CRN: 60277 CREDIT HOURS - 3 DAYS: TUES, WED, THURS TIME: 5:00p.m. - 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: LAFAYETTE L307
Professeur: Brenda Beaudette-Kaim Courriel: firstname.lastname@example.org Bureau: Waterman 542 Office Hours: TBD. Also by appointment.
1. Text: Vista Higher Learning. Imaginez: le français sans frontières, second edition. 2. Giono, Jean, L'homme qui plantait des arbres, Folio Cadet, COURSE OBJECTIVES/CLASSROOM DESCRIPTION Welcome to French 051. This course consists of an in-depth revision of the grammar you learned in French I and II and is taught in French. You will improve on text comprehension and oral and written expression through short stories/excerpts, and videos that focus on francophone culture. We will cover five chapters of the textbook. In addition to the chapters we will cover in the text, we will read one short story. The only new grammar concept you will learn is the plus-que-parfait tense. You will be introduced to the passé simple tense for the reading of Giono. Essentially, we will be reviewing grammar and focusing on vocabulary, but most importantly you will be applying the language through conversation and written expression. The course will be interesting and fun as we delve into francophone cultures around the world, sharing and comparing our knowledge, experiences, perceptions, ideas, and opinions. COURSE GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS Attendance/Arriving on time: In order for you to be successful in this class, it is essential that you attend all classes. Please arrive to class on time. Arriving late disrupts the momentum of the class. In fact, because this is a condensed course, missing even one class will set you back and you will
quickly get behind making it difficult to catch up. Absences You are allowed one unexcused absence throughout the course. Exceptions will be made for illness or family emergencies however such absences may require notification to me from the Dean. If you have more than one unexcused absence, your participation grade will drop by a third. For example, if you have a A+, your participation grade will drop to an A. and so forth for every unexcused absence after that. So, please come to class! Homework Expect to have homework every day. Make sure you set time aside each day to work on your assignments. Late Assignments/Make-up Quizzes, Tests, and Exams When assignments are due, I expect you to hand them in during the class period. I will not accept late assignments unless your absence is due to family emergency or illness. You will not be able to make up quizzes, tests, or exams unless your absence is due to family emergency or illness. If you have a family emergency, illness, or something else that would qualify as an excused absence, and if this/these absences will exceed your three excused absences, I will need notification from the Dean. Please do NOT email assignments to me unless instructed to do so. Grading Breakdown Participation (includes attendance and being on time and speaking!)...……………..20% Homework (online assessments and writing assignments.......................................... 40% Mini Tests (5) and quizzzes.....……………………………........................................40%
Assessments You will have many opportunities to be assessed in this course and in a variety of ways. You will have online homework drills, mini tests for each lesson, quizzes, short written assignments, and oral assignments (class participation in discussion) There will be no final exam. All assignments will be announced in class. Classroom Conduct You may bring food and drinks to class. We will be spending a long time together and I'll have a 10 minute break every class. Please do not sleep during class. Be respectful to everyone. Please make sure your cell phones are turned off before you get to class.
Academic Integrity Offenses against the Code of Academic Integrity are deemed serious and insult the integrity of the entire academic community. Any suspected violations of the Code are taken very seriously and will be forwarded to the Center for Student Ethics & Standards for further intervention. To read the Code of Academic Integrity visit: http://www.uvm.edu/cses/?Page=ah.html&SM=ahmenu.html Successful Students will: Have excellent attendance Arrive to class on time Come to class prepared Participate actively in classroom activities Set aside approximately two- three hours a day for French homework Learning a foreign language can be challenging, but it should be fun! Please do not worry about making mistakes. No one is perfect! I expect you to make mistakes. I will make mistakes. If you are having difficulty with something, please come to see me as soon as possible so that I can help you. Tips: Set aside time to study the lesson vocabulary every day. Review the structures and come to class with questions if you are unclear on anything. Always bring your textbook to class. Take risks with the language. It does not matter if you do not get it right. My job is to teach you. Make a couple of contacts in the class so that you can have study partners to work on your French together.
COURSE OUTLINE SEMAINE 1 Mardi, le 21mai Mercredi, le 22 mai Jeudi, le 23 mai Leçon 1: Ressentir et vivre vocabulaire/structure/l'usage la culture/lecture et discussion Interro, court métrage - compréhension et discussion
SEMAINE 2 Mardi le 28 mai Mercredi, le 29 mai Jeudi, le 30 mai
Leçon 2: Habiter en ville Mini test lesson 1, vocabulaire/structure/ l'usage leçon 2 la culture/lecture et discussion Interro. Court métrage - compréhension et discussion Leçon 3: L'influence des médias Mini test leçon 2. Vocabulaire/structure/l'usage leçon 3 la culture/lecture et discussion Interro. Court métrage - compréhension et discussion Leçon 4: La valeur des idées Mini test leçon 3. Vocabulaire/structure/l'usage leçon 4 la culture/lecture et discussion Interro. Court métrage - compréhension et discussion Leçon 5: La société en évolution Mini test leçon 4. Vocabulaire/structure/l'usage leçon 5 la culture/lecture et discussion Interro. Court métrage - compréhension et discussion
SEMAINE 3 Mardi, le 4 juin Mercredi, le 5 juin Jeudi, le 6 juin
SEMAINE 4 Mardi, le 11 juin Mercredi, le 12 juin Jeudi, le 13 juin SEMAINE 5 Mardi, le 18 juin Mercredi, le 19 juin Jeudi, le 20 juin
SEMAINE 6 Mardi, le 26 juin Mercredi, le 27 juin Jeudi, l3 28 juin
L'Homme qui plantait des arbres/Giono Interro Giono, p. 7 -30 /Discussion Interro Giono, p 30 - 42//Discussion Interro Giono, p 42 - 56/Discussion, Conclusion du cours
*Disclaimer - syllabus is subject to change. NB: Page assignments will be given in class as we go along.