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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "FR 201"
COURSE NAME: "Intermediate French I "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine de Montalembert
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 10:00-11:15 AM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Placement or FR 102
OFFICE HOURS: By appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A continuation of French 102. This course focuses on consolidating the student’s ability to use French effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings and films acquaint students with French and francophone culture.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

The course is designed to study in-depth the following grammar points: verb tenses in the indicative and subjunctive moods, sequence of tenses, relative pronouns, and the use of prepositions and conjunctions.  It concentrates on consolidating specific communicative tasks, including stating opinions and constructing hypotheses, in both speaking and writing.  Specialized vocabulary is expanded and appropriate variables in register are introduced in expository writing and conversation. The student will aim to reach a level B1 of the European framework for languages.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Reading, conversation and oral comprehension are the basic aims of this course, which is structured around contemporary texts, French TV programs, art, poetry and literature.

In this course, you will improve your French skills, adding to your previous work in the language.

The class will be conducted entirely (or almost entirely) in French as we develop all four skills of the language:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
The program will be following the DELF program and you will reach the level B1 of the European framework for Languages at the end of the course.

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
preparation au DELF B1NCHachette9782011554895  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
3 Tests 25 %  
Midterm 25 %  
Final Exam (oral + written) 30 % 
Class Participation and Homework 20 %  

-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:
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 unjustified absences.  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 catlog 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 201 SPRING 2019                

Week 1                                                                                                      1

Grammaire : General Review                          Présentation générale

 

Week 2                                                                                                  

Grammaire

• BILAN 1 & 2

Culture

* Exemple d'art français : selon le programme de la ville

DELF

• Compréhension de l'oral p11-13















Week 3                                                                                               

Grammaire                             L'expression du présent

* Unité 16 & 26 : le présent des verbes en -ER, -IR, -OIR et -RE

• Unité 39 & 46 : Les gallicismes : le futur proche, le présent progressif et le passé récent, ‘être sur le point de’

* Unité 17: La durée au présent

DELF

• Compréhension des écrits p14 – 17

 

     TEST 1                















Week 4                                                                                                         

Grammaire                             Les Pronoms (1)

• Unité 28 : Les pronoms compléments

* Unité 20 & 24 : les pronoms 'y' et 'en'

Culture

Envoyé Spécial: les programmes de culture française

DELF

• Production écrite p 18 – 19

* Production orale p 22 - 23

 

Week 5                                                                                                        

Grammaire                             Les Pronoms (2)

* Unité 29 : Les pronoms toniques

• Unité 32 : Les relatifs qui, que, dont, où, ce qui, ce que, ce dont. Les relatifs composés

DELF

• Compréhension de l'oral p 26 - 31

 

Week 6                                                                                                        

Review

Midterm Exam                      

Week 7                                                                                                        

Grammaire                             L'expression du passé (1)

• Unité 40 : Le passé composé

• Unité 43 : L'imparfait

• Unité 44 : Le plus-que parfait

Culture

Un peu de poésie classique : Baudelaire, Verlaine etc...

DELF

• Compréhension des écrits p 32 - 39

 

Week 8                                                                                                       

Grammaire                             L'expression du passé (2)

• Unité 31 : Le conditionnel (1)

• Unité 49 & 31 : le conditionnel (2)

• Unité 50 : les hypothèses.

DELF

• Production écrite p 40 - 43

 

Week 9                                                                                                        

Grammaire                             L'expression du futur

• Unité 47 : Le futur simple

* Unité 22: La Comparaison

Culture

La littérature féminine française : L'amant de Duras, Sagan, Yourcenar...

DELF

• Production orale p 44 - 49

TEST 2                     

Week 10                                                                                                      

Grammaire

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

* Unité 42 : Le passif

Culture

• Exemple d’un film typique français : ‘Amélie Poulain'

DELF

• Production orale p 50 - 51

Week 11                                                                                                                    

Grammaire

* BILAN 3 & 4

• BILAN 5 & 6

DELF

• MOCK EXAM Compréhension orale – Compréhension écrite p 54 – 59

APRIL 6 – 10 SPRING BREAK

 

Week 12                                                                                                 

Grammaire

• Unité 51: Le subjonctif

Culture

L'humour français : Le petit journal, Bref, les humoristes du moment (Dubosc, Lemercier...)

DELF

• MOCK EXAM Production écrite – Production écrite p 60 - 63

  TEST 3                       

Week 13                                                                                                   

Grammaire

* Révision générale

DELF

* MOCK EXAM  Sujet d'examen 2 p 64 - 72

 

Oral Exam                

Week 14                                                                                                  

Final Review

 

                                                                      FINAL EXAM