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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "FR 102"
COURSE NAME: "Introductory French II "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2018
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine de Montalembert
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 11:30-1:20 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 60
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Placement or FR 101
OFFICE HOURS: by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A continuation of FR 101. This course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory French I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
Students work on all four language skills:  speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing. The student will aim to reach a level A2 of the European framework for languages.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon completing this course, students will possess the ability to:

  • satisfy a number of immediate needs, such as introductions and greetings; describing people and things; giving personal information; the language of everyday-life situations such as telling time, talking about family relationships, dining, expressing likes and dislikes, habits and leisure time, moving around town, asking for and giving directions, shopping, describing the home and the neighborhood, rooms and furniture, household tasks, and talking about happenings in the past.  
  • understand and convey spoken French through the knowledge and usage of familiar and memorized structures, on the most common features of daily life that require the interchange of simple and direct information.
  • understand the general meaning of oral announcements and brief texts on familiar subjects with simple morphology and lexicon.
  • produce one-paragraph texts with limited formulaic information by using elementary functions.


TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
grammaire progressive du francais niveau intermediairemaia gregoirecle international978-2090381245  
vocabulaire progressif du francaisclaire miquelcle international978-2090381269  
preparation au DELF A2NCHachette9782011554543  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Mid-term exam 25%
Final exam (oral + written) 30%
Participation 20%
3 TESTS 25%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the cou
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Students are expected to come prepared to class and participate in all activities. Active participation is crucial, since the learning process requires considerable practice.
Regular attendance is an essential component of class participation. Students are allowed three (four if it’s an eight-credit course) unjustified absences.
Regular attendance to the conversation table (once a week) is an essential component of the class participation and will count towards the Participation Grade (20% of the final grade)
The final grade will be lowered by 2 points for each additional absence. Make sure your travel plans do not interfere with the class schedule. Please refer to the university catalog for the attendance and absence policy.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

 

PROGRAM FR 102 FALL 2018                   

Prof. de Montalembert

·              Week 1                                                                                                                         

Review : Le Présent, General Review, Introducing yourself in French.

Bilan 1 – 2 p 72-73

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                 •                Week 2                                                                                                                   

Grammaire

Unité 16 - 26 : les verbes au présent

Révision du présent (les 3 groupes) et les verbes irréguliers.

Vocabulaire

Unité 15 : L’école

                                               POINT DELF : Introduction à l’oral collectif du DELF A2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                 •                Week 3                                                                                                                    

Grammaire

Unit 27 : les verbes pronominaux

Vocabulaire

Unité 18 : La communication

Unité 16 : Les professions, les métiers

                                            POINT DELF : Introduction à l’oral Individuel du DELF A2

                                                                                                                           TEST 1                                                                                                

•                Week 4                                                                                                                            

Grammaire

Unité 28 : Les pronoms compléments directs et indirects

Unité 42 : Le passif

Vocabulaire

Unité 19 : Le caractère et la personnalité.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                 •                Week 5                                                                                                                          

Grammaire

Unité 31 : L’impératif

Unité 32: les relatifs

Vocabulaire

Unité 30 : L’argent, les banques

Unité 21 : Commerces et commerçants

                                            POINT DELF : Introduction à la compréhension écrite du DELF A2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                 •                Week 6                                                                                                                        

Review

                                                                                                         MIDTERM                                                                                                           

•                Week 7                                                                                                                           

Grammaire

Unité 33 & 34 : Révision de la négation et de l’interrogation

Unité 31: Révision des pronoms toniques

Vocabulaire

Unité 23 : Loisirs, jeux, sports.

                                            POINT DELF : Introduction la compréhension écrite du DELF A2

                                                                                                                 

                 •                Week 8                                                                                                                        

Grammaire

Unité 39 - 46 : Les gallicismes

Correction of the mid term exam.

Vocabulaire

Unité 17: la technologie

POINT DELF : Introduction la production écrite du DELF A2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                 •                Week 9                                                                                                                              

Grammaire

Unité 40 : Le passé composé

Unité 43 : l’imparfait

Vocabulaire

Unité 24 : Les transports, la circulation

Unité 25 : le tourisme et les vacances

                                             Oral exam : mock exam du DELF A1, Oral collectif et oral individuel

                                                                                                         TEST 2                                                                                                       

                 •                Week 10                                                                                                                    

Grammaire

Unité 47 : Le futur simple

Unité 49 & 31 : le conditionnel

Unité 50 : les hypothèses

Vocabulaire

Exemple d’un film typique français : ‘Amélie Poulain/ le diner de cons?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                 •                Week 11                                                                                                                      

Grammaire

Unité 41 : Le temps

 

Vocabulaire

Unité 22: cuisine, restaurants et cafés

 

mock exam du DELF A1, Compréhension écrite et production écrite

 

                 •                Week 12                                                                                                                 

Grammaire

Unité 44: Le plus-que parfait

Unité  35 - 45 : Le discours indirect au présent et au passé

 

Vocabulaire

Visit of the French Embassy (in French)

 

                                                                                                         TEST 3                    

                  •                Week 13                                                                                                                                

Grammaire

Unité 51: Introduction au subjonctif

Final Review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

FINAL ORAL EXAM                                                +

                 •                Week 14                                                                                                                       

FINAL REVIEW