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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "FR 201"
COURSE NAME: "Intermediate French I "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2020
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine De Montalembert
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 8:20-9:40 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
Préparation à l'examen du DELF B1Caroline VeltchelfHachette9782011554895  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
4 Tests 50%  
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 FALL 2020                

Week 1                                                                                                      

Grammaire : petite révision générale                       

Présentation de l'examen du DELF B1 (p5 - 8)

 

Week 2                                                                                                  

Grammaire

 Révision des temps simples

DELF

Compréhension de l'oral p 10-13


Week 3                                                                                               

Grammaire :

 Révision des temps composés                             

DELF

Compréhension des écrits p 14 – 17

 

      QUIZZ 1         (mock compréhension écrite)       


Week 4                                                                                                         

Grammaire                           

Révision des pronoms (1)

DELF

Production écrite p 18 – 19

Production orale p 22 - 23

 

Week 5                                                                                                        

Grammaire

 Les Pronoms (2)

DELF

Compréhension de l'oral p 26 - 31

 

Week 6                                                                                                        

Documentaire ou film

QUIZZ 2   (mock production écrite)                   

Week 7                                                                                                        

DELF

 Compréhension des écrits p 32 - 39

 

Week 8                                                                                                       

 DELF

Production écrite p 40 - 43

 

Week 9                                                                                                        

DELF

Production orale p 44 - 49

QUIZZ 3      (mock compréhension écrite)                

Week 10                                                                                                      

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

DELF

Production orale p 50 - 51

 

Week 11                                                                                                                    

DELF

MOCK EXAM Compréhension orale – Compréhension écrite p 54 – 59

 

 

Week 12                                                                                                 

 DELF

MOCK EXAM Production écrite – Production écrite p 60 - 63-64 - 72

   QUIZZ 4     (Mock compréhension orale)            

 

                                                                FINAL EXAM