Topic outline

  • General

    Marlboro College

    Spring 2013

    HUM1516 Elementary French II

    MWF: 9:00am – 9:50am in D33E

    Professor: Dr. Boukary Sawadogo

    boukary@marlboro.edu

     

    Course description and objectives:

    This course is the continuation of Elementary French I. This course builds on and expands language and cultural skills learned in the first semester. So, students will continue to develop their basic skills in French language competency including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course is designed to facilitate active learning about the francophone world through study of its language and cultures. Emphasis is on vocabulary building, basic grammar structures, and cultural and historical knowledge. Prerequisite: Elementary French I or permission of the instructor.

     

    Required Textbook: Promenades 2nd edition, Volume 2, (2010) by Mitschke and Tano

                                    (Units 8-13)

     

    Evaluation

    Grades will be calculated on a 1000-point scale, comprised of points earned for attendance + participation, homework, quizzes, journals, and chapter exams. Missed work in any category will result in a zero, which will lower the overall course grade.

    Point distribution

    Grades

    3 Units = 300

    894.5-1000 points = A

    10 Quizzes = 150

    794.5-894 points = B

    Homework = 175

    694.5-794 points = C

    Attendance & Participation = 150

    594.5-694 points = D

    3 Journals = 75

    000-594 points = F

    Final = 150

     

     

    Unit Tests

    Each test covers two units, and the test is comprehensive and detailed. Each test includes the following rubrics: listening, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and/or culture. There will be three unit tests over the semester.

     

    Quizzes

    Short quizzes will be given during class time to reinforce the contents of the lessons. It is a total of 10 quizzes that will be given throughout the semester.

     

    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!!

     

    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

    Each student is allowed only two unexcused absences.  Additional absences will also result in a reduction of 15 points from the FINAL GRADE TOTAL. That is, if you have a 920 final grade, but with three extra absences (-45), your grade will drop to 875.

     

    Journals

    You will write three short essay-format journals 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.

     

    Final Exam

    The final exam will be comprehensive.

     

     

    **The professor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus and class policies as needed. **

     

     

    • Jour 1

      23 janvier: Intro

      • Jour 2

        25 janvier: Elementary French I Review

        • Jour 3

          28 janvier: Passé composé (with avoir) + Unité 8. L15 

        • Jour 4

          30 janvier: Passé composé (with être) + Unité 8. L15

        • Jour 5

          1 février: Unité 8. L15

          • Jour 6

            4 février: Unité 8. L16

            • Jour 7

              6 février: Unité 8. L16

              • Jour 8

                8 février: Unité 8. L16 + Unité 9. L17

                • Jour 9

                  11 février: Unité 9. L17

                  • Jour 10

                    13 février: Unité 9. L18

                  • Jour 11

                    15 février: Unité 9. L18

                    • Jour 12

                      18 février: Unité 9. L18

                    • Jour 13

                      20 février: Unités 9

                      • Jour 14

                        22 février: Review Day (Unités 8 & 9)

                      • Jour 15

                        25 février: TEST 1

                        • Jour 16

                          27 février: Unité 10. L19

                          • Jour 17

                            1 mars: Unité 10. L20

                            • Jour 18

                              4 mars: Unité 10. L20

                            • Jour 19

                              6 mars: Unité 11. L21

                            • Jour 20

                              8 mars: Unité 11. L21

                              • Jour 21

                                11 mars: Unité 11. L22

                                • Jour 22

                                  13 mars: Unité 11. L22

                                  • Jour 23

                                    15 mars

                                    • Jour 24

                                      1 avril: Unité 12. L23

                                      • Jour 25

                                        3 avril: Unité 12. L23

                                      • Jour 26

                                        5 avril: Unité 12. L23

                                        • Jour 27

                                          8 avril: Unité 12. L24

                                        • Jour 28

                                          10 avril: Unité 12. L22

                                          • Jour 29

                                            12 avril: Unité 12. L23

                                            • Jour 30

                                              15 avril: Unité 12. L24

                                            • Jour 31

                                              17 avril: Review of Unités 11 & 12

                                              • Jour 32

                                                19 avril: TEST

                                                • Jour 33

                                                  22 avril: Unité 13. L26

                                                  • Jour 34

                                                     24 avril: Unité 13. L26

                                                    • Jour 35

                                                      26 avril: Review day (Unité 13)

                                                      • Topic 36

                                                        29 avril:

                                                        • Jour 37

                                                          Quiz 10: En pleine nature

                                                          • Jour 38

                                                            3 mai: skit (sketch)

                                                            • Jour 39

                                                              6 mai: Review 

                                                              • Jour 40

                                                                8 mai: Review