French 221/222/223 –
French 4/ 5/ 6
Spring Quarter 2012
Hours: 12:30 – 1:20 PM
& by appt.
En Bonne Forme text, 8th
En Bonne Forme: SAM
(Student Activities Manual) 8th edition
A French/English bilingual dictionary
“Drop-in” tutoring located in D 204
for tutoring posted on: www.bellevuecollege.edu/asc/
once said: “Learning another language is not only learning different words for
the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” Enjoy advancing your knowledge in French!
à notre cours de français!
During Spring Quarter, French 221, 222, and
223 students will cover the material
for French 223. French 221 students are not
expected to perform at the level of the French 222 and 223 students: Individual personal
progress is taken into account in grading the
oral work and written compositions.
you to take the full series of
Second Year French here, as it is difficult to gain entry into these particular classes at the
University of Washington.
covers the six chapters of grammar and readings from En Bonne Forme. Class time will be devoted to practicing aural
and oral (listening and speaking) French skills, reviewing grammar, examining
and discussing cultural differences in the
francophone (native speakers of French) world, working on improving one’s
written French, and developing strategies to better comprehend both written and
present a short oral presentation on a topic that interests you, will captivate
the class, J
and will showcase your proficiency in French.
One and one half hours of homework are
expected for every hour in class.
You need to gain access to My BC, and
have been asked to use your BC e-mail
account whenever you communicate with BC or your instructors at BC. Please
visit the following address to establish your BC account as well as to learn
about this new effort to protect your privacy.
Please visit: http://bellevuecollege.edu/students/email/
You will also
need to check My BC for regular
postings which include: the syllabus, the
SAM answer keys, the script
for your CDs, the text’s answer key, the review sheets for exams, worksheets, as well as announcements, such as an unexpected
cancelation of class. So check regularly.
CDs are used in conjunction with your
workbook (SAM) and textbook. Each CD contains 2 chapters. You need to get them from the Library
D- 126. Please ask for all the CDs
you’ll need for this quarter. You will need them to do your SAM homework, so
get them as soon as possible.
It is essential to devote a lot of time and
effort working with your CDs in order to improve your listening comprehension
and pronunciation of spoken French, as well as to prepare yourself for your
exams. Try to practice listening, as well as speaking French every day, even if
you are talking to yourself or your pets. J
Please go to the Arts and Humanities Materials web site and
familiarize yourself with the
“Student Procedures and expectations.”
The A & H web address is: http://bellevuecollege.edu/ArtsHum/materials/spring2012/default.htm
will see my amendments to the Arts
and Humanities policies.
(1/6 of grade)
Generally there are no excused
absences. Two points are deducted per absence. After 10 absences three points
are deducted per absence. Lateness also affects this grade. (50 late minutes
equal one absence.)
Since you are expected to be in class every
day, it is up to you to find out from a classmate what you missed on a day you
DAILY PREPARATION/ORAL PRESENTATION: (1/6 of grade)
You will be
graded on class participation
and your oral presentation.
The participation portion of your grade is my perception of your daily
preparation, performance efforts in class, and your willingness to participate
in small group activities. You will have an assignment just about every day.
Many of these will be announced in
class on a daily basis.
damage this grade if you are inattentive, do homework in class, text message etc.
You will also
make a short oral presentation. More information about this presentation will
be given around mid-quarter. You will be
given a grade for your oral presentation. That grade plus your daily
participation grade constitute the
final grade in this category.
(1/6 of grade)
There will be
four compositions, each worth a
total of 15 possible points each,
for a grand total of 60 points.
There are 6 SAM assignments worth a total of 7
possible points each, or 42 SAM
points, for a grand total of 102
points. Late work, incomplete work,
work with many errors, will result in a lower score or the
opportunity to redo the assignment. I will not accept a SAM assignment that
lacks the listening component. (
la première partie: exercices
oraux…en utilisant le CD)
The SAM due dates are posted in this
document. Generally they are due on the fifth or six day (depending on the
chapter) after we start working on the
text En Bonne Forme. The exact calendar
appears later in this syllabus.
SAM and the listening component:
Students are expected to do all of the SAM exercises including the listening
portion for which you will need to write a minimum of 10 complete
sentences. I suggest you write the questions and answers to the reading(s)
that you will listen to at the beginning of the CD. Some students prefer to
satisfy the listening requirement by completing the “transformations.”
Don’t forget to do the “Dictée de sons.”
Correct all your written
work. Some corrections will be given on the
CD. The rest will be posted on My BC. Please use a different color ink for your
corrections, and preferably not green, the
color I use for corrections. Use
your text and a dictionary as necessary. Assemble your pages in order and stapled (please!!!),
and try to submit it on time.
Homework is due when class starts, but if I’m still on campus, the
written work will be accepted as on time.
At the end of each SAM chapter, there is a cartoon with vocabulary, and the anticipation of a written composition. You do
NOT have to complete this exercise. J
We will talk
in class about how to tackle a well-written composition, and I am hoping that
all of you will make substantial progress in the
way you write an organized composition in French. I will consider your personal
progress as I grade these. I will also be focusing on: organization,
correct grammar and spelling,
comprehensible text, the content
(do you justify your point of view with examples?), choice of vocabulary
and even the length. I am requesting 3/4 of a page of average size
handwriting. Please leave room for me to
write comments and corrections.
I want the composition to be
your own work. Using the internet to
help you write is not something I encourage. The translation websites are “entertaining”,
but one needs to understand grammar and consider context in order to use them. Please
do your own work especially since plagiarism can adversely affect your life.J Please refer to the Arts & Humanities
policies on plagiarism.
OF THESE ASSIGNMENTS
Workbook / Lab Manual
on time, well-done with few errors.
1-2 days late /
incomplete / many errors when turned in on the
than 2 days late
if a composition is incomprehensible, or in need of a major re-do, based
on my perception that a student has tried but has considerable difficulty
with writing, I will give the
student up to a week to re-do the
assignment, (probably with the
help of a tutor) and will waive the
late penalty, provided that the
subsequent composition shows substantial improvement. This is not a
regular practice in my 200 level classes, but it happens from time to
- If you have
to be absent due to the flu or
other circumstances, you should
still send me your homework via e-mail. Being absent does not excuse you
from doing homework.
WRITTEN EXAMS: (50% of grade)
There are five exams, the last one being the
final exam. I will drop one exam grade, but not the
grade of the final exam. There are
no make- up exams. If you know in
advance you will be absent on a test day, arrange to take the exam ahead of time. Exams are not to be taken lightly. Do try to
show up on time, and do not leave the room until you have turned
in your completed exam. Leaving the room tells me that you have finished the class for the
RESPECT AND DIVERSITY
is committed to maintaining an environment in which every member of the campus community feels welcome to participate in
the life of the
college, free from harassment and discrimination.
is an LGBTQ Safe Space where I welcome your individuality, and I will defend
your right to be yourself in the
spirit of learning and in an environment of mutual respect.
We are all here to learn. I am committed to maintaining an environment
wherein we all feel safe to do so.
If you have medical information to
share with me in the event of an
emergency, please contact me via email or come to see me during office hours.
Emergency preparedness is important.
If you need course modifications /
adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, I can refer you to our
Disability Resource Center (DRC). If you
prefer, you may contact them
directly by going to B132 or by calling 425.564.2498 or TTY 425.564.4110.
Information is also available on their
website at http://bellevuecollege.edu/drc/
ENVIRONMENT / CHEATING / DROP PROCEDURE
information on this, please refer to the
Arts and Humanities policies featured on the
Materials website. http://bellevuecollege.edu/ArtsHum/materials/winter2012/default.htm
If you are having trouble with your work, please come see me as soon as
possible. Do not just disappear. Often potentially excellent students feel they can’t do the
work to their or my satisfaction.
After a conversation with me, they
may be surprised to hear that I think they
have the ability to succeed if not
excel in French, so please do not give up without a little chat with me.
Our goal is
to empower students and to foster an academic relationship wherein the student takes full responsibility for the learning and assessment process. It is
inappropriate for an instructor to discuss a student’s issues with anyone other than the
student. This includes parents, any family members or others.
a liberal arts education is an open-minded tolerance for ideas and modes of expression
which might conflict with one’s personal values. By being exposed to such ideas
or expressions, students are not expected to endorse or adopt them but rather
to understand that they are part of the free flow of information upon which higher
To this end,
you may find that class requirements may include engaging certain materials,
such as books, films, and art work, which may, in whole or in part, offend you.
These materials are equivalent to required texts and are essential to the course content. If you decline to engage the required material by not reading, viewing, or
performing material you consider offensive, you will still be required to meet
class requirements in order to earn credit. This may require responding to the content of the
material, and you may not be able to fully participate in required class
discussions, exams, or assignments.
Consult the syllabus and
discuss such issues with the
A Word of
a Foreign Language is like mastering a musical instrument. It takes
daily/consistent practice and several years before becoming competent. Do not
be afraid of making mistakes, experiencing frustration, or appearing foolish in
class because of an error. Celebrate those mistakes. They mean you have courage
and are learning something. Success often comes after many failed attempts. But
with enough effort, you usually have significant accomplishments of which you
can be very proud. Qui ne risque rien, n’a
continue below to the calendar for this quarter’s graded homework assignments
as well as the test dates.
Tentative Calendar for Written Assignments/Exams – Spring 2012
#1 p. 326 Rédaction #4 “Visions de l’avenir”
#2: p. 350 Rédaction #3 ou
EXAM chapter 15
#3:sentences using the subjunctive!
EXAM chapter 16
#4: Rédaction #4 Conformité page 376
EXAM chapter 17
e THINK ORAL
SAM chapter 18
18 & 19
6/13 from 9:30---11:20AM!