___________________BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE_________________________
Arts & Humanities
Spring Quarter 2008
FRENCH 103B 5cr
Office: A245F Office Hours: Before class by appointment
REQUIRED TEXT & MATERIALS:
Espaces Pack: Textbook, Workbook/Video Manual, LabManual, Textbook MP3 Cd-ROM,
w/ Supersite access code, required. May purchase new bundled, or separately w/ used text.
LabManual MP3 for aural work downloaded, or copied to CD in
Handouts and Packet off MyBCC website; and access to computer, all required.
English Grammar for Students of French, Morton, recommended.
French-English pocket dictionary like Larousse, & a verb reference like Bescherelle
Conjugaison or Verb Wheel, access to a computer all required, & outside readings.
Student Expectations & Procedures for Arts & Humanities Division:
COURSE DESCRIPTION: French 103 is the third quarter of the three quarter sequence (101, 102, 103). Registration in French 103 is contingent upon satisfactory completion of French 102 or its equivalent. French 103 will cover units 11-16, of the text. Cultural material & conversation in French continue to be primary components of all lesson material.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The presentation of this material is designed so that students will confidently master the basic elements of French pronunciation and grammar in the context of practical conversational French. Students will accomplish this first through extensive aural-oral modeling of logical, basic sentence structures and useful vocabulary in a communicative context. New material will be introduced orally in this way and second, reinforced by written exercises, dictation, group work, video, and personalized use. Third, the advanced first-year student will attempt more reading and writing to supplement the passages in the text, and make every effort to use spoken French in class. The development of the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) is encouraged simultaneously in all activities. Students will attempt to use spoken French during class for at least 90% of the time.
1. Students are expected to attend regularly and respond in French consistently in order to receive full credit for class participation. Out of courtesy to others, please turn off all electronic devices, cell phones, pagers, etc. while in the classroom.
2. Students are to be prepared for class ahead of time by studying the assigned material and listening to the lab tapes. Plan generally on two hours of study for each hour of class.
3. Students are to complete and hand in exercises in the lab manual prior to chapter tests. Unless otherwise assigned, text exercises are prepared for in-class drill, or written out as extra credit. No late material can be accepted without penalty. Extra credit will not exceed l0% of the final grade on all work. Discuss ideas for acceptable extra credit activities with the teacher.
4. There will be an exam at the completion of each chapter, and a final. Exams cover material from the text and lab with emphasis on the communicative, grammatical, & reading elements in each chapter. The final exam evaluates oral proficiency on topics practiced during the quarter. No make-ups are given on any oral exam material, or on any in-class drill or oral work.
5. The instructor may add assignments from time to time in the form of verb quizzes, note- taking, short paragraph writing, readings, or viewing activities, etc.
6. Makeup chapter exams are, as a rule, not permitted, and can be scheduled only if a student has a valid reason for being absent & upon mutual consent with the instructor.
7. Students are expected to take every opportunity to review and practice regularly the material in each lesson. The instructor or tutors are available by appointment to provide extra help if needed. Students are encouraged to form study groups, and use tutors and/or the extra activities on the text web site or supplemental CD-ROM for additional review.
8. If you require accommodation based on a documented disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, see the teacher as soon as possible. To inquire about becoming a DRC student call 564-2498, or go in person to the DRC (Disability Resource Center) office in B133. Any disruption, plagiarism or semblance thereof, on or during any class work will result in automatically lower scores and an F on that activity. For further questions re: standards for
student accountability in Arts & Humanities it is your responsibility to check the division
QUARTER SCHEDULE: (subject to change)
1st week Intro, Unité 11: Leçon 21 7th week Test #13, Unité 14: Leçon 27
2nd week Leçon 22 8th week Leçon 28, Test #14
3rd week Test #11, Unité 12: Leçon 23 9th week Unité: 15: Leçon 29
4th week Leçon 24 10th week Leçon 30, Test #15
5th week Test #12, Unité 13: Leçon 25 11th week FINAL ACTIVITY & ORAL
6th week Leçon 26
NO CLASS: Monday, May 26
FINAL EXAM: Wednesday, June 11, or as scheduled
EVALUATION CRITERIA: Final grades will be determined as follows:
Workbook/LabManual (written exercises & tape activities w/ notes) 10%
Chapter exams, verb quizzes, any written work, reading projects 60%
Class participation & oral assignments (based on attendance & use
of spoken French in class) 20%
Overall oral proficiency (rated on knowledge & correct use of
structure, pronunciation & vocabulary) 10%
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 100%
Conversion to grade-point scale:
90-100% = A 80-89%=B 70-79% = C 60-69%=D 59-below= E
The key to success in this course is consistent and conscientious practice of the material--both orally and in written form. Also, there are bound to be students of many levels of language proficiency in our college classes. So, it is important for you to remember that you are evaluated on your individual progress--not as you compare to all the others. Therefore, your willingness to volunteer and take part in class recitations, group work, etc. is of prime importance in how fast and how confidently you will master the basic principles. Oral drill is really an opportunity to "exercise" and improve. Be willing to try, to be corrected, and to learn from others--- even if it means making a few mistakes. We all do. Bonne chance et bon courage!