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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "FR 101"
COURSE NAME: "Introductory French I "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2020
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine De Montalembert
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 8:20-9:40 AM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES:
OFFICE HOURS: by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to give students basic communicative ability in French. Students work on all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
Students work on all four language skills:  speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing. They will aim to a level A1 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 Français Débutantmaia Gregoirecle International9782090381146  
Vocabulaire progressif du Français DébutantClaire Miquetcle International9782090380170  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Final exam (oral + written) 30%
Participation 20%
4 TESTS 50%

-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 101 FALL 2020

 

                 

•                Week 1                                                                                                                              

Grammaire : Unités 1-2 -3 - 4

La présentation, le verbe être

La description (1,2), L'adjectif (1)

Vocabulaire : Unité 1

Les usages - La politesse

 

•                Week 2                                                                             Grammaire: unités 5 - 6 - 7 - 51 - 53

Singulier et pluriel des adjectifs, le verbe être

Interrogation et négation

Les verbes du premier groupe

Vocabulaire : Unités 2-3

les nationalités, les langues

La famille

 

•                Week 3                                                            Grammaire : Unités 8-9

Les verbes du premier groupe (particularités) 

Les verbes pronominaux

BILAN 1

Vocabulaire : Unités 4-5

Les relations, les sentiments

 Le temps qui passe


                                                                                                                           QUIZZ 1                        

•                Week 4                                                                              
Grammaire : Unités 34 - 35 - 36 - 37 - 38 - 39

Verbes du 2ème et 3ème groupe et irréguliers

Vocabulaire : Unité 6-7

 Le temps qu'il fait

Le milieu naturel
               

•                Week 5                                                                            Grammaire: unités 10 - 11 - 12

Masculin et féminin des noms 

Singulier et pluriel des noms – Les articles 

Vocabulaire :  Unités 8-9  

Les végétaux

 Les animaux

  QUIZZ 2

•                Week 6                                                                                                                 

Grammaire : Unités 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19

Les articles contractés

les possessifs

Les démonstratifs

Le verbe avoir

Vocabulaire :  Unités 10-11

Le corps humain

Le physique - l'apparence

       

•                Week 7                                                                                                                              

Grammaire : unités 20 - 21 - 22 - 23

La négation (2)

prépositions de lieu

BILAN 2

Vocabulaire : unités 12 - 13

La mode, les vetements

la maison

  QUIZZ 3

 

•                Week 8                                                                             Grammaire : unités 24 - 25 - 26 - 27

Il y a

qui est-ce, qu'est-ce que c'est

C'est, il est

C'est...!

BILAN 3

Vocabulaire : unités 14 - 15

Les activités quotiidiennes

L'école



•                Week 9                                                                             
Grammaire : unités 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 32

Les numéros

L'heure

La météo

Les partitifs

Vocabulaire : unités 16 - 17

Les professions

La technologie

  QUIZZ 4

 

•                Week 10                                                                                                                          

Grammaire : unités 33 - 34 - 40 - 41 - 43

La comparaison

Les verbes de modalité

Faire

Les gallicismes

BILAN 4 - 5

Vocabulaire : unité 18 - 19

La communication

le caractère

 

•                Week 11                                                                                                                            

PREPARATION A L'EXAMEN FINAL

                                                                                                                           FINAL  EXAM