French 101: First Semester French –- Spring Semester 2016 Professeur Shirley Saad Office: Founders 138 Mailbox: Founders 134 Section 1: M/W/F 08:00 – 08:55 Camino 103 Section 2: M/W/F 11:15 – 12:10 Camino 115 Telephone: (619) 260-4045 E-mail: [email protected]
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Office Hours: Mon./Weds./Fri. 10:10 – 11:10 Weds. 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm and by appointment Syllabus: www.sandiego.edu/cas/languages/french/syllabi.php The Basic French Language Program at USD Third semester proficiency in a second language is considered an indispensable competency at USD, and as a requirement within the Core Curriculum this competency is aimed at increasing the student's ability to participate more fully in diverse U.S. and global societies. The first three courses of French in our program (101, 102, and 201) can be seen as one course divided into three semesters because they share some common goals and characteristics, and over the three semesters most of the basic structures of the French language are studied. By the end of French 201, students should be able to listen, speak, read, and write in French with the sufficient basic skill, vocabulary, accuracy, and cultural awareness to communicate their needs in everyday situations in a culturally appropriate way; likewise, they should demonstrate the ability to acquire additional linguistic competence on their own. Another primary objective of the language program is that students develop insight into their own language(s) and culture(s) by looking beyond their customary borders and by examining their own relationship to other cultures so as to be able to participate more fully in the global community. While each professor does have an individual style and approach to language teaching, all of the sections in French 101, 102, and 201 share some common features, first and foremost being the focus on the development of students' proficiency in French. The concept of proficiency can be understood with the analogy of learning how to drive a car. Initially, the student must study the
driving manual and then take a written exam. From there, he or she must actually get into the car and learn how to drive; this is the proficiency part, which means being able to actually drive the vehicle. In the French language course, the student is responsible for studying the grammar and completing all assignments before coming to class. Class time is then spent on practicing the structures already studied outside of class in order to improve students' proficiency, their actual ability to use French and carry out tasks in that language. All of the language skills are developed equally, but class time is dedicated primarily to the oral skills. The class is conducted entirely in French, and while there may be some brief clarifications, there are no lengthy grammar explanations. Each class is relatively fast paced and contains multiple activities, including questions and answers, pair/group work, presentations, and role playing, among others. All students are accountable for consistently coming to class prepared and willing to actively participate in all activities. Achieving greater proficiency in French can translate into a practical job skill for almost any profession, but, most importantly, learning another language is a personally enriching experience and a vital part of cultural understanding within a Liberal Arts education. The Five-Day Syllabus It is important that all students understand a basic premise upon which the course is designed: language learning is most effective when the student is exposed to and actively studies the target language on a daily basis. For this reason, many institutions have language courses five days a week, often with a lab included. In the basic language sequence at USD, however, classes meet either three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) or two days a week (Tuesday, Thursday). On the days that classes do not meet, students will study independently and then complete and submit their homework electronically. All homework submitted electronically is always due before the regular class meeting time or at the time indicated in iLrn. In this way students actively engage with the language at least five days a week, and their learning is maximized through this consistent exposure. Teaching and Learning Methodology While each professor does have an individual style and approach to language teaching, all sections of French 101, 102, and 201 share some common features, first and foremost being the focus on the development of students' proficiency in French, which goes beyond merely knowing and emphasizes the ability to actively use the language. The students are responsible for studying the grammar and completing all assignments before coming to class. Class time is then spent on practicing and reinforcing the structures already studied outside of class in order to improve students' proficiency, their actual ability to use French and carry out tasks in that language. All of the language skills are developed equally, but class time is dedicated primarily to the oral skills. The class is conducted entirely in French, and while there may be some brief clarifications, there are no lengthy grammar explanations. Language learning demands consistent hard work; students should expect to spend at least twice as much time studying out of class as they do in
class. The first two weeks of the semester tend to be even more challenging as students begin using their language skills again and become accustomed to both their instructors and the teaching methodology. Each class is relatively fast paced and contains multiple activities, including questions and answers, pair/group work, presentations, and role playing, among others. All students are accountable for consistently coming to class prepared, staying on task and speaking only French in class, and actively participating in all activities. One aspect of language learning in which adults differ from children, is the former’s ability to consciously monitor their own progress. To assist you in this self-monitoring process, we have included OBJECTIVES for the FOUR SKILLS (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as LINGUISTIC and CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE to be achieved by semester-end. Class will be conducted in French. Speaking Ask and respond to simple questions on the most common features of daily life (academic life, family, weather, time, meals, likes and dislikes, etc), satisfy a limited number of personal needs, and communicate minimally with basic and formulaic expressions. This ability is measured in the following components of the course: participation, homework, presentations and interviews. Listening Discriminate among distinctive sounds in French, identify familiar words and categories of words in short and simple texts. Determine the general nature or tone of a text and identify main ideas. This ability is assessed in the following components of the course: participation, homework, and exams (including the final). Reading Recognize basic vocabulary, rehearsed phrases, and cognates in simple authentic texts. Determine the general nature or tone of a text and identify main ideas. This ability is assessed in the following components of the course: participation, homework, and exams (including the final). Writing Produce lists, notes, and limited formulaic information on simple forms and documents. Write paragraphs using the structures and vocabulary learnt. This ability is assessed in the following components of the course: participation, homework, compositions, and exams (including the final). Linguistic Knowledge Basic grammar structures (présent, futur proche, les articles, les adjectifs, etc.), and vocabulary for each of the thematic units. This knowledge is assessed in all components of the course. Cultural knowledge Recognize and identify basic cultural elements from the French speaking world, including geography, lifestyle aspects, customs, and festivals, among others. Begin to understand that the culture is unique and not a “translation” of their own culture. This knowledge is assessed in all components of the course. Knowledge acquired out of class through cultural activities and service learning will be assessed in oral presentations. In order to
achieve these goals, it is important that you interact with the language every day. You will have class only three times per week, but you will be expected to work and turn in materials every day of the week. Homework is always due at the time your class starts regardless of whether your class meets that day or not. Assignments will be marked on the iLrn calendar. Other assignments will be posted on Blackboard. It is your duty to keep up with the homework. Late homework will NOT be accepted.
Class Materials Jansma and Kassen, Motifs: An Introduction to French, 6th ed., Cengage (Required package includes text + ILrn Course code). Book key is TPPJ634
Course components Grading Policy and Scale 10% Attendance, participation, attitude
10% Writing Assignments
10% Oral presentations/interviews
10% Mid-term exam (Ch. 1, 2, and 3)
F 62 and below
20% Final Exam 5% Cultural activities
Attendance. It is very important that you attend every class meeting. Missing more than three classes (excused or not) will lower your attendance grade in this course by a grade for EACH absence. In the event that you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what material you have missed and any homework assignments. Every lateness will count as a half absence.
Participation and Attitude. Participation is essential to language acquisition. In order for you to participate actively in class, you should review the appropriate material ahead of time. If you are absent, you cannot participate, therefore your grade will be affected. Please see the participation grading scale on the following page.
Participation Grading Scale (10% of the final grade)
Excellent level of preparation and participation. · Regularly offers relevant comments · Regularly answers when called on and demonstrates extensive preparation. · Nearly always participates voluntarily in class activities without hesitations. · Consistently stays on task during partner/group work. · Uses French almost exclusively.
High level of preparation and participation. · Sometimes offers relevant comments. · Usually answers when called on and demonstrates a high degree of preparation. · Sometimes participates voluntarily in class activities. · Stays on task during partner/group work. · Uses a lot of French (sometimes asks permission to speak English).
Satisfactory level of preparation and participation. · Occasionally offers relevant comments, usually needs prompting. · Not consistently prepared. · Generally does not participate voluntarily in class. · Inconsistent participation in partner/group work (chatting, unprepared).
Low level of preparation and participation. · Rarely offers relevant comments. · Often unable to answer when called on. · Inconsistent participation in partner/group work. · Rarely uses French.
Inadequate level of preparation and participation. · Unable to respond when called on. · Unwilling to participate in class activities. · Clearly unprepared for class. · Rarely or never speaks French.
Homework: Must be completed by the due date. No late homework will be accepted. Textbook, workbook, and lab manual assignments are due on the scheduled dates. They will be posted on iLrn or Blackboard.
Writing assignments. You will be given two in–class writing assignments. These assignments will reflect the grammatical form and the thematic content of the chapter being studied. No make-up writing assignments are allowed.
Oral Presentations. You will be required to give two oral presentations throughout the semester (one individual and one paired). The topic will be announced in class and posted on Blackboard.
Cultural Activities. Inspired by a campus wide “Integrated Learning Initiative”, these activities are programmed to encourage students to incorporate significant learning experience beyond the classroom through diverse events and activities. Throughout the semester you will attend different cultural activities on campus and/or in the community. Here is the list from which to choose: 1. Le club français (www.sandiego.edu/cas/languages/french/resources/club_francais.php) 2. Le cottage français à Balboa Park (first two Sundays of every month, 12-4 pm) 3. Un film français sur le campus ou dans un cinéma 4. La table de conversation hosted by Prof. Sophie Halvin at Aromas on Friday Feb. 26, Mar. 28 and Apr. 29 at 1:15 in Aromas. 5. Any one of these could be replaced if Prof. Saad finds a more suitable activity. 6. After each activity, you will be required to write a short paragraph (in English) stating whether you enjoyed the activity and why, or why not.
Quizzes. You will be given a vocabulary/grammar quiz every other week. No make-up quizzes are allowed.
Exams. You will be given a mid-term exam and a final written exam. Exams will include evaluation of all skills except speaking.
Final Exam. The final exam is cumulative and will evaluate all skills, including linguistic and cultural knowledge. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHT HOME BEFORE THE DAY OF YOUR FINAL. IT WILL BE GIVEN ONLY AS SCHEDULED. **PLEASE REMEMBER**
There are NO make-up exams, quizzes, writing or reading assignments. No late work is accepted!!!. Please be aware of due dates. DO NOT disrupt class. ALL CELL PHONES HAVE TO BE SWITCHED OFF UPON ENTERING THE CLASSROOM. No iPods in class. It is imperative for the student to prepare the material BEFORE he/she arrives to class. Please no gum in class: it does NOT help with your pronunciation. Class will be conducted in French. Additional assistance for students: If you have any questions or problems regarding the syllabus or the course, please consult your instructor. Students should also consider participating in the French Conversation Table and the French Club; ask your instructor for more details.
Tutoring Center The Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures offers a free tutoring service. Tutors are faculty-recommended native speakers of the language or students enrolled in advanced courses. They receive training in order to provide you with the best help possible, so we encourage you to use the program if you feel that you need help outside of class. Policy on Academic Integrity According to USD academic regulations, “The University of San Diego is an academic institution, an instrument of learning. As such, the university is predicated on the principles of scholastic honesty. It is an academic community all of whose members are expected to abide by ethical standards both in their conduct and in their exercise of responsibility toward other members of the community”.
Syllabus: This can change according to the progress of the class. Semaine 1 Lundi 25 janvier Introduction au cours - Blackboard : tv5.org - maisondequartier.com – about.com - L’alphabet Read p. 9 and 10 for Wednesday Mercredi 27 janvier iLrn – les devoirs – le ebook Read p. 26-28 for Monday Vendredi 29 janvier Comment se présenter et saluer p. 6-8 Le savoir vivre et la politesse Read p. 29 for Wednesday Semaine 2 Lundi 1er février
Identification des choses et des personnes p. 11-13
Mercredi 3 février Situations p. 23 Comment communiquer en classe p. 20-21 La description des personnes p. 15-16 Vendredi 5 février Les couleurs et les vêtements p. 18-19 Description avec photos –mots français dans le vocab anglais p. 17 Last day to enroll in classes and to drop a class without a 'W' You must have the permission of the Director of Placement to take this class. If you have not filed for a Waiver for 101 or taken the Placement Exam, you must do so by noon today. You will be dropped if you were placed in a higher level. Review the Placement Policy and please direct questions to Dr. Santiago Rubio-Fernaz. Semaine 3 Lundi 8 février Les nombres de 0 à 60 p. 22 Les sons et les accents p. 21 – exercice oral Révision pour quiz 1 Mercredi 10 février Quiz 1 et Module 2 Vendredi 12 février La vie universitaire Les distractions p. 36
Lundi 15 février Comment exprimer ses préférences p. 38-39 Lire p. 40 pour vendredi Mercredi 17 février Comparez les passe-temps sportifs et culturels des français et des américains Le campus p. 43-45 Vendredi 25 février Les matières p. 47-48 Semaine 5 Lundi 22 février Le calendrier et l’âge p. 49-50 Mercredi 24 février Expression écrite (In-class Essay # 1) p. 53 Vendredi 26 février Préparation pour le quiz 2 Semaine 6 Lundi 29 février Quiz 2 – La famille Mercredi 2 mars Module 3:La famille et les adjectifs possessifs p. 64 Vendredi 4 mars Préparation pour la présentation Suite adj. poss. Les caractéristiques personnelles p. 69 Semaine 7 Lundi 7 mars Présentation orale Mercredi 9 mars La chambre et les affaires personnelles p. 72 Vendredi 11 mars Des nombres à retenir p. 75 Shopping aux 3 Suisses Préparation pour l’examen de mi-semestre
Semaine 8 Lundi 14 mars Examen de mi-semestre – Midterm exam Mercredi 16 mars Comment louer une chambre ou un appartement p. 79 Lire p. 77-78 Vendredi 18 mars Lundi 21 – 28 mars No classes/Pas de cours Semaine 9 Mercredi 30 mars p. 77 et 78 lecture et compréhension Vendredi 1er avril Module 4 : Travail et loisirs Les métiers et Les lieux de travail p. 97 Semaine 10 Lundi 4 avril Les loisirs : faire et jouer p. 105 Préparation pour quiz 3 Mercredi 6 avril Quiz # 3 Les verbes pronominaux p. 116 Vendredi 8 avril Module 5 : On sort? Comment parler au téléphone p. 126 Semaine 11
Lundi 11 avril Présentation #2 à deux :les couples célèbres francophones Mercredi 13 avril Communication par téléphone p. 133 Vendredi 15 avril Comment inviter p. 130-131 Rendez-vous au café p. 134 Semaine 12 Lundi 18 avril Expression écrite (in-class Essay # 2) p. 112
Mercredi 20 avril Les invitations Vendredi 22 avril La météo – comment faire connaissance p. 138-139
Lundi 25 avril Les questions p. 153 Mercredi 27 avril Le future proche - Preparation pour quiz 4 Vendredi 29 avril Quiz 4 – Révision de la prononciation Semaine 14 Lundi 2 mai Le passé composé avec “avoir” Mercredi 4 mai Le passé composé avec “être” Vendredi 6 mai Le passé composé avec être et avoir Semaine 15 Lundi 9 mai Last day of classes Révision pour l’examen final Examen final : section 1 lundi 16 mai 8:00 -10:00 section 2 vendredi 13 mai 11:00- 1:00 Important: Remember that the dates for the finals cannot be changed, so do NOT book your flight home before those dates