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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "FR 101"
COURSE NAME: "Introductory French I "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2021
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine De Montalembert
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 8:30 AM 9:45 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 françaismaia Grégoirecle International9782090381146  
Vocabulaire Progressif du françaisClaire Miquelcle 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 SPRING 2021

 

                 

•                Week 1                                                                                                                              

Grammaire: Unités 1-2

La présentation,
L'adjectif (1)

Vocabulaire:Unité 1

Les usages - La politesse

•                Week 2                                                                                                                       

Grammaire unités 2-3

Singulier et pluriel des adjectifs, le verbe être

Vocabulaire:Unité 2-3

La famille - Les périodes de la vie. L'amour, les émotions



•                Week 3                                                                                                                           

Grammaire: Unité 4-5

Introduction à l'interrogation et la négation - Les verbes du premier groupe

Vocabulaire: Unité 4-5             Le caractère. La communication


                                                                                                                           TEST 1                        

•                Week 4                                                                                                                     

Grammaire: Unités 8-9-35-36-37
Les verbes du premier groupe (particularités) Les verbes du deuxième groupe et du troisième groupe – Les verbes pronominaux

Vocabulaire:Unité 6-7 Le corps, les mouvements. La santé
               


•                Week 5                                                                                                                            

Grammaire: BILAN 1-unité 10-40

Masculin et féminin des noms – Les verbes de modalité

Vocabulaire: Unité 8-9  La description physique. Les vetements

•                Week 6                                                                                                                 

Grammaire:  Unités 11-12-51 Singulier et pluriel des noms – Les articles – L'interrogation (2)

Vocabulaire: Unité 10-11 La maison. Les activités quotidiennes

                                                                                                                      TEST 2            

•                Week 7                                                                                                                              

Grammaire:  Unités 13-31-32-14 : Les articles contractés –Les partitifs – La quantité -  Les adjectifs possessifs

Vocabulaire: Unité 12-13       Description physique      

•                Week 8                                                                                                                         

Grammaire:  Unités 15-16-53
Les adjectifs démonstratifs – La possession – La négation(2)

Vocabulaire: Unité 14-15 Les aliments, le restaurant., les courses



•                Week 9                                                                                                                              

Grammaire:  Unités 17-18
Le verbe 'Avoir' : Les caractéristiques physiques, l'âge, les sensations de douleur et manque



DELF A1: Introduction à l'examen.
Compréhension orale/écrite


                                                                                                                           TEST 3                  

•                Week 10                                                                                                                          

Grammaire:  Unités 19-20-41-42

Le verbe avoir – révision de la négation – Les verbes faire, dire, aller


DELF A1: Introduction à la production orale/écrite

 

•                Week 11                                                                                                                            

Grammaire:  BILAN 2 - Unités 21-22-23-24 La localisation


DELF A1

•                Week 12                                                                                                                           

Grammaire:  BILAN 3 - Unités 25-26-27
L'identification – C'est/il est


DELF A1

TEST 4              
            
 •                Week 13                                                                                                                            

Grammaire:  Unités 28-29- 59
Les nombres – La date – l'heure – Les mois – Les saisons – Les pronoms toniques


DELF: mock exams

FINAL ORAL EXAM                               

•                Week 14                                                                                                                           

FINAL REVIEW DELF A1: Mock exam