Topic outline

  • Class Policies

    Elementary French I

    HUM463

    MWF 8:30am - 9:20am

    Gander 1

    This document explains the basic policies for Elementary French I. If you uphold these policies by attending every class meeting prepared to participate actively and complete all assignments, you will attain a level of French and knowledge about the francophone world that will enable you to succeed in Elementary French II and beyond.

    Course Objectives

    Elementary French I is designed to facilitate active learning about the francophone world through study of its language and cultures. This four-credit course covers from Unit 1 through 7 of Promenades à travers le monde francophone.

    Required Texts

    The textbook Promenades à travers le monde francophone (including the Workbook) is required for this course. This textbook is will be used over two terms i.e. for both Elementary French I (Units 1-7) and Elementary French II (Units 8-14).

    Evaluation

    Point distribution

    Grades

    Attendance /Participation = 150

    894.5-1000 points = A

    Homework = 140

    794.5-894 points = B

    10 quizzes (best 10 0f 12) = 150

    694.5-794 points = C

    3 Journals = 60

    594.5-694 points = D

    Film activities = 50

    000-594 points = F

    3 Unit Tests = 300

     

    Final exam = 150

     

    Attendance & Participation

    You will be graded on your daily oral participation.  As such, you are expected to attend every class. Participation is a key component to your language learning and will have an impact on your grade. Participation grades reflect attendance and participation in individual, group, and whole-class activities in class meetings. Late arrival, lack of preparedness, and insufficient participation during class activities will result in lower participation scores. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to find out what material was covered during your absence.

    Homework

    For this class, you will be expected to complete the assigned exercises for each lesson or unit. The work will be done on your own and will need be to be completed by the assigned due dates (see syllabus).

    No late homework!

    Quizzes                         

    Short quizzes will be given during class time to reinforce the contents of the lessons. The best 10 out of 12 quiz grades will be counted in the final grade.   

    Journals or Compositions

    You will write three short essay-format journal entries during the term. Journal assignments will be distributed at regular intervals. STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE ANY COMPUTER TRANSLATION PROGRAMS OR SOFTWARE: ALL WORK MUST BE YOUR OWN!

    Film activities                               

    The class will watch a film during the semester. You will be responsible for completing a worksheet and taking short test on subject of the film.  The film-based activities are worth 50 points.

    Unit Tests                                            

    Each exam covers two units and is comprehensive and detailed. Each test will include listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary, and/or culture.

    Final exam                                     

    The final exam is comprehensive but will mainly cover Unit 7.

     

    Class Schedule

    *** The professor reserves the right to make changes to syllabus as necessary***

    • Jour 1

      Jeudi, 30 août : Intro

      • Jour 2

        Vendredi, 31 août: Unité 1. L1

        • Jour 3

          Lundi, 3 septembre: Unité 1. L1

          • Jour 4

            Mercredi, 5 septembre: Unité 1. L2

          • Jour 5

            Vendredi, 7 septembre: Unité 1. L2

          • Jour 6

            Lundi, 10 septembre: Unité 2. L3

          • Jour 7

            Mercredi, 12 septembre: Unité 2. L3

            • Jour 8

              Vendredi, 14 septembre: Film (Paris, Je t'aime)

              • Jour 9

                Lundi, 17 septembre: Unité 2. L4

              • Jour 10

                Mercredi, 19 septembre: Unité 2. L4

              • Jour 11

                Vendredi, 21 septembre: Révision

                • Jour 12

                  Lundi, 24 septembre: TEST

                  • Jour 13

                    Mercredi, 26 septembre: Unité 3. L5

                    • Jour 14

                      Vendredi, 28 septembre: Unité 3. L5

                      • Jour 15

                        Lundi, 1 octobre: Unité 3. L6

                      • Jour 16

                        Mercredi, 3 octobre: Unité 3. L6

                        • Jour 17

                          Vendredi, 5 octobre: Unité 4. L7

                        • Jour 18

                          Lundi, 8 octobre: Unité 4. L7

                        • Jour 19

                          Mercredi,10 octobre: Unité 4. L8

                        • Jour 20

                          Vendredi, 12 octobre: Unité 4. L8

                          • Jour 21

                            Lundi, 15 octobre: Férié

                            • Jour 22

                              Mercredi, 17 octobre: Review

                              • Jour 23

                                Vendredi, 19 octobre: TEST

                                • Jour 24

                                  Lundi, 22 octobre: Film

                                • Jour 25

                                  Mercredi, 24 octobre: Film

                                  • Jour 26

                                    Vendredi, 26 octobre: Unité 5. L9

                                    • Jour 27

                                      Lundi, 29 octobre: Unité 5. L9

                                    • Jour 28

                                      Mercredi, 31 octobre: Unité 5. L10 

                                      • Jour 29

                                        Vendredi, 2 novembre: Unité 5. L10

                                        • Jour 30

                                          Lundi, 5 novembre: Unité 6. L11

                                        • Jour 31

                                          Mercredi, 7 novembre: Unité 6. L11

                                          • Jour 32

                                            Vendredi, 9 novembre: Unité 6. L12

                                            • Jour 33

                                              Lundi, 12 novembre: Unité 6. L12 

                                              • Jour 34

                                                Mercredi, 14 novembre: Révision 

                                              • Jour 35

                                                Vendredi, 16 novembre: TEST 

                                                • Jour 36

                                                  Lundi, 19 novembre: Movie

                                                  • Jour 37

                                                    26 novembre: Unité 7. L13

                                                    • Jour 38

                                                      Mercredi, 28 novembre: Unité 7. L14

                                                    • Jour 39

                                                      Vendredi, 30 novembre: Unité 7. L14 

                                                      • Jour 40

                                                        Lundi, 3 décembre: Révision

                                                        • Jour 41

                                                          Mercredi, 5 décembre: Examen final