FREN1013
    Intermediate French I Practicum             Automne 2017


Department of Romance Languages and Literatures    BOSTON COLLEGE


                                             

INSTRUCTOR:

Ethan Wells



Class times: 

Tuesdays at 1:00

Office: 


E-mail: 

 

ethan.wells@bc.edu

Office hours:


 

COORDINATOR:

ANDRÉA JAVEL

Office:

Lyons 204A

E-mail: 

javel@bc.edu

OFFICE HOURS:

Mon, Wed & Fri 9:00 - 9:45 & 1:00 - 2:15
(and by appointment) 

WEB SITE:

www2.bc.edu/~javel (Links to on-line  syllabi, worksheets and study guides for tests).


TEXT:
Quant à moi: Témoignages des Français et des Francophones . (5ème édition) , Bragger and Rice.  Boston: Heinle Cengage, 2012.   When purchased in the BC Bookstore,  this textbook comes with a book key that gives you access to the online workbook (the Manuel de préparation).  Your instructor will give you the course code in class or by e-mail.  You will need both codes to set up your Quia account.    If you purchase your textbook elsewhere, you can buy the book code for the online workbook from http://quia.com/books.


Questionnaire:
Click here to access a questionnaire on your background in French. Please take a moment to fill it in and then turn it in to your instructor.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This "Practicum" is designed to work in tandem with Intermediate French I (FREN1109). Any student who is enrolled in Intermediate French I (FREN1109) feels they need or would like additional support and review should enroll in a section of the Practicum. Practica are limited to 12 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 FREN1109, so that this course meets their individual needs.


Prerequisites
: Enrollment in FREN1109 or an Elementary French I instructor's recommendation . Students must be concurrently enrolled in Elementary French I (FREN1109). This class cannot be taken as a stand alone course.


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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, September 6, 2017. 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, dugganka@bc.edu, at the Connors Family Learning Center regarding learning disabilities and ADHD, or the Disability Services Office, (617) 552-3470, disabsrv@bc.edu, regarding all other types of disabilities, including temporary disabilities. Advance notice and appropriate documentation are required for accommodations.


GRADING:
                                         (percent of final grade)

Class participation and attendance

50%

Quizzes (8):

50%

 

In computing grades, the following numerical equivalents for the 12 letter grades will be used:

A 4.00 (95 -100)

B- 2.67 (80 - 82)

D+ 1.33 (67 - 69)

A- 3.67 ( 91 - 94)

C+ 2.33 (77 - 79)

D1.00 (64 - 66)

B+ 3.33 (87 - 90)

C 2.00  (74 -76)

D-0.67 (60 - 63)

B 3.00 (83 - 86)

C- 1.67 (70 - 73)

F 0.00 (below 60)


Language Lab Hours:
Sundays 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Mondays - Thursdays 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fridays 8 - 5
CLOSED SATURDAYS

DATE: 

IN CLASS:

Tues.-Aug. 29

Introduction au cours.  Chapitre préliminaire, C'est la rentrée.

Tues.-Sept. 5

Quiz nº 1: Chapitre préliminaire, verbes au présent. 

Tues.-Sept. 12

NO QUIZ.
Stratégies de lecture et d'écriture:  Le croissant du trottoir.  Avez-vous compris?  Introduction au chapitre 1: Passons à table.

Tues.-Sept. 19

Quiz nº 2: Chapitre 1 (la suite) les articles (le, la, les, l', un, une, de, d', des, du, de la, de l') pour parler de la nourriture et la cuisine.  (pp. 16 à 22).  Révision: poser des questions.

Tues.-Sept. 26

NO QUIZ.  S'entraîner pour la Fête du cinéma.  Introduction au cinéma français et À l'odeur des pommes.  Strategies de lecture.

Mon. - Oct. 2
(Last date for undergraduates only to drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail in the Associate Deans’ offices.)


Tues.-Oct. 3

Quiz nº 3: Questions de compréhension, L'odeur des pommes.  Chapitre 3 (pp. 51 - 58): Chacun chez soi

Tues.-Oct. 10

Quiz nº 4: pp. 60 - 73.  Introduction au Magazine Culture:  Se loger en francophonie et la description.

Tues.-Oct. 17

Quiz nº 5: Comment décrire les choses et les personnes.   Révision pour le premier contrôle en Français intermédiaire.

Tues.-Oct. 24

NO QUIZ! L'autoroute la nuit (de Philippe Delerm), stratégies de lecture et mise au point. 

Tues.-Oct. 31

Quiz  nº 6, le passé composé et l'imparfait.  Raconter une histoire au passé. 

Tues.-Nov. 7

NO QUIZ!  Préparation à l'examen oral en Français intermédiaire. 

Tues.-Nov 14

NO QUIZ!
S'entraîner pour la Fête du cinéma.  Introduction aux Antilles et à la littérature antillaise.

Tues.-Nov 21

Quiz nº 7: Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle.  Mise au point.   

Mon.-Nov. 27 ( Last date for official withdrawal from a course or from the university)

 

Tues. -Nov 28

NO QUIZ!  Le cinéma antillais et Le Bonheur d'Elza

Tues.-Dec. 5

Quiz nº 8: Verbes à gogo.  Révision pour l'examen final.