Topic outline

  • Class policies

    Marlboro College

    Fall 2013

    Elementary French I

    MWF 9:30am – 10:20am

    Dalrymple / D33E

    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, 2nd edition (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 8-13).

    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 accepted!!

    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***




     

    • mardi, 3 septembre

      Intro class

      • vendredi, 6 septembre

        Unité 1. L1A

        • lundi, 9 septembre

          Unité 1. L1A

        • mercredi, 11 septembre

          Unité 1. L1B

          • vendredi, 13 septembre

            Unité 1. L1B

          • lundi, 16 septembre

            Unité 2. L2A

          • mercredi, 18 septembre

            Unité 2. L2A

          • vendredi, 20 septembre

            Unité 2. L2B

            • lundi, 23 septembre

              Unité 2. L2B

            • mercredi, 25 septembre

              Review of Unités 1 & 2

              • vendredi, 27 septembre

                TEST

                • lundi, 30 septembre

                  Unité 3. L3A

                  • mercredi, 2 octobre

                    Unité 3. L3A

                  • vendredi, 4 octobre

                    Unité 3. L3B

                    • lundi, 7 octobre

                      Unité 3. L3B

                      • mercredi, 9 octobre

                        Unité 4. L4A

                      • vendredi, 11 octobre

                        Unité 4. L4A

                        • lundi, 14 octobre

                          Unité 4. L4B

                          • vendredi, 18 octobre

                            Unité

                            • mercredi, 23 octobre

                              Unité 4: L4B

                              • vendredi, 25 octobre

                                • lundi, 28 octobre

                                  Unité 4: L4B and Reviews of units 3 & 4

                                • mercredi, 30 octobre

                                  TEST

                                  • vendredi, 1er novembre

                                    Film

                                    • lundi, 4 novembre

                                      Film

                                      • mercredi, 6 novembre

                                        Unité 5. L5A

                                        • vendredi, 8 novembre

                                          Unité 5. L5B

                                        • lundi, 11 novembre

                                          Unité 5. L5A

                                        • mercredi, 13 novembre

                                          Unité 5. L5B

                                          • vendredi, 15 novembre

                                            Unité 6. L6B

                                            • lundi, 18 novembre

                                              Unité 6. L6B

                                              • mercredi, 20 novembre

                                                Review of Unités 5 & 6

                                              • vendredi, 22 novembre

                                                Unité 6: L6B

                                              • lundi, 25 novembre

                                                Unité 7. L7A

                                                • lundi, 2 décembre

                                                  Unité 7. L7A

                                                  • mercredi, 4 décembre

                                                    Unité 7. L7B

                                                  • vendredi, 6 décembre

                                                    Unité 7. L7B

                                                    • lundi, 9 décembre

                                                      Review

                                                      • mercredi, 11 décembre

                                                        Review

                                                        • FINAL EXAM WEEK

                                                          FINAL EXAM