FREN1012 - Elementary French II Practicum

Printemps 2018



Johann Sadock

Class times:

11:00 or 12:00



Office hours:

Course aims: This "Practicum" is designed for all students enrolled in Elementary French II (FREN1010) and all those who would like further reinforcement of structures and vocabulary studied in Elementary French II. This course is designed to work in tandem with Elementary French II (FREN1010) and students MUST be enrolled in FREN1010 to enroll in this course. Practica are limited to 10 students so that there is optimum student / teacher interaction and frequent student participation. During this additional hour students will engage in oral and writing practice, as well as review the key elements of a given lesson. Students are encouraged to ask questions and to keep their instructors apprised of any difficulties experienced in FREN1010, so that this course meets their individual needs.

Prerequisites: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Elementary French II (FREN1010).

OVERRIDES: Due to the importance of keeping class size small, the Department will only consider overrides when there are NO other options. NO OVERRIDES will be considered until the end of DROP/ADD, January 24, 2018. Up until that time, students should intermittently continue to try to enroll in the section of their choice through U-VIEW. During the DROP/ADD period, spots open up randomly and most students are able to enroll in the section they prefer without consulting the Coordinator. If the need for an override does arise, students must obtain the Coordinator's permission. Individual instructors cannot give overrides.

Attendance: Since learning to communicate in French requires regular oral practice, the Department allows only one unexcused absence per term in classes meeting once a week. Points will be deducted from the overall grade for each additional absence.

Make-Up Policy: No make-up tests or quizzes will be given, except for medical reasons. A written excuse from a physician or the Dean's office must be provided.

Academic Integrity

Boston College values the academic integrity of its students and faculty. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the university’s policy on academic integrity. Violations of academic integrity will be reported to your class dean and judged by the academic integrity committee in your school. If you are found responsible for violating the policy, penalties may include a failing grade as well as possible probation, suspension, or expulsion, depending on the seriousness and circumstances of the violation.

Students with Disabilities

If you are a student with a documented disability seeking reasonable accommodations in this course, please contact Kathy Duggan, (617) 552-8093,, at the Connors Family Learning Center regarding learning disabilities and ADHD, or Paulette Durrett, (617) 552-3470,, in the Disability Services Office regarding all other types of disabilities, including temporary disabilities. Advance notice and appropriate documentation are required for accommodations.


A 95 - 100

B- 80 - 82

D+ 67 - 69

A 91 - 94

C+ 77 - 79

D 64 - 66

B+ 87 - 90

C  74 - 76

D- 60 -63

B 83 - 86

C- 70 - 73

F below 60


Students will be graded on the following:

Weekly check-in


Class participation and attendance


Quizzes (8):



1. Participation: See attendance policy. Effort and involvement are essential.
2. Weekly Check-in: Students are responsible for emailing the professor with questions and concerns every Friday, so that the Practicum can be tailored to meet students' needs.
3. Quizzes: There will be 8 ten-minute quizzes. Quizzes will highlight key structures and vocabulary in preparation for Unit tests in Elementary French II. Quiz format will mirror Unit test format, with a variety of oral as well as written components.
4. Homework: Your instructor will assign homework as needed. Homework will figure into the class participation grade.
5. There is NO FINAL EXAM for this course.


The syllabus for this course will generally follow quite closely the syllabus of your regular French class.  The particulars of each meeting will be determined, in large part by the concerns of the students participating in the class. 


Wednesday, January 24th – Last date for undergraduate students to drop/add or to declare a course pass/fail in UIS. 

Thursday, February 15th – Last date to drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail in Associate Dean’s office.

Wednesday, April 18th – Last date for official withdrawal from a course of from the university. 

See the day-to-day program below.





Quiz content (sujets possibles, à la discrétion du professeur)

mardi 16 janvier

Introduction, course particulars and mini-review of passé composé.

No quiz.

mardi 23 janvier

mercredi 24 janvier - Last date for undergraduate students to drop/add or to declare a course pass/fail in UIS.

Chapitre 12, Episode 12, l'imparfait

Quiz #1

Vocabulaire du chapitre 12 et l'imparfait.

mardi 30 janvier

Chapitre 13, Episode 13: la négation, connaître vs. savoir, le passsé composé vs. l'imparfait

Quiz #2  

Vocabulaire du chapitre 13, les négations: rien et personne, connaître vs. savoir.

mardi 6 février

Chapitre 14, Episode 14, depuis vs. pendant 

Quiz #3

Vocabulaire du chapitre 14, depuis vs. pendant

mardi 13 février

jeudi 15 - Last date to drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail in Associate Deans’ offices.

Introduction au chapitre 15: la cuisine maghrébine

No quiz.

mardi 20 février

Chapitre 15, Épisode 15: verbes comme «ouvrir»,  y et en

Quiz #4

Vocabulaire du chapitre 15, verbes comme «ouvrir»,  y et en.

mardi 27 février

Chapitre 16, Épisode 16: les Cévennes et la Bretagne


mar 13 mars

Chapitre 17, Épisode 17: Donner le chemin 

Quiz # 5

Vocabulaire du chapitre 17, du début du chapitre uniquement

mar 20 mars

Introduction au Chapitre 18 Épisode 18 Histoires privées
L'agriculture et l'environnement

No quiz.

mar 27 mars

Chapitre 18, Épisode 18: les pronoms relatifs et les verbes comme conduire, verbe + préposition + infinitif

Quiz #6

Vocabulaire du chapitre 18, es pronoms relatifs et les verbes comme conduire, verbe + préposition + infinitif

mar 3 avril

Chapitre 19: Episode 19: La Résistance

No quiz.

mar 10 avril

Chapitre 19, Épisode 19: les pronoms démonstratifs
Chapitre 20: la ville de Marseille, le travail
Préparation aux activités orales au Laboratoire de langues

Quiz #7

Vocabulaire du chapitre 19, pronoms démonstratifs, Marseille.

mar 17 avril

mer 18-  Last date for official withdrawal from a course or from the university.

Introduction au Chapitre 20, Épisode 20: le subjonctif (expressions impersonnelles, la volonté)

No quiz.

mar 24 avril

Chapitre 21, Épisode 21: D'où vient cette photo?
Marseille (bis)

Quiz #8   

Vocabulaire du chapitre 21, début du chapitre uniquement

mar 1 mai

Chapitre 22, Episode 22: Secrets dévoilés, Casablanca
Révision pour l'examen final.

No quiz.