FREN1014 - Intermediate French II Practicum

Printemps 2018



Johann Sadock

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Office hours:

Course aims: This "Practicum" is designed for all students enrolled in Intermediate French II (FREN1110) and all those who would like further reinforcement of structures and vocabulary studied in Intermediate French II. This course is designed to work in tandem with Intermediate French II (FREN1110) and students MUST be enrolled in FREN1110 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 FREN1110, so that this course meets their individual needs.

Prerequisites: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Intermediate French II (FREN1110).

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.

Students will be graded on the following:


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


Weekly check-in


Class participation and attendance


Quizzes (4) 



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 4 ten-minute quizzes. Quizzes will highlight key structures and vocabulary in preparation for Unit tests in Intermediate 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 15 – 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 (le professeur vous dira)
mardi 16 janvier
Introduction, course particulars and mini-review of temps passés.
No quiz.

mardi 23 janvier
Description des personnages principaux et des moments forts des épisodes 1 & 2 (Saison 2) d'Un Village français. 
No quiz.

mardi 30 janvier
Chapitre 5: 
Raconte!: Contes, films, nouvelles, actualités.
Quiz #1  

mardi 6 février

Chapitre 5:
Eviter la répétition, les pronoms compléments d'objet directs et indirects
Quiz #2

mar 13
jeudi 15 - Last date to drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail in Associate Deans’ offices.

Chapitre 5:
Les médias
Révision pour le contrôle du Chapitre 5
No quiz.

mardi 20 février
Discussion: Un Village français jusque-là

mardi 27 février
Chapitre 4:
La description et le subjonctif!
No quiz.

mardi 13 février
Chapitre 4: Les magazines culture.  Les avez-vous compris?

mardi 20 mars
Chapitre 4:  Comment exprimer la nécessité, la volonté et l'émotion
Révision pour le contrôle du Chapitre 4
Quiz #3

mardi 27 mars
Discussion: Un Village francais jusque-là
No quiz.

mardi 3 avril
Chapitre 6: «Quels sont les atouts de votre pays?»
Magazine Culture: Le patrimoine français
No quiz.

mardi 10 avril
Chapitre 6: La voix active vs. la voix passive, les problèmes les plus graves dans le monde
Quiz #4

mardi 17 avril
mer 18 avril -Last date for official withdrawal from a course or from the university.

Chapitre 6:  Introduction à la lecture, Le Racisme expliqué à ma fille

mardi 24 avril
Chapitre 6: Exprimer l'hypothèse, le futur simple
No quiz

mardi 1er mai
Révision pour l'examen final.
No quiz.