_________________BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE_________________________
Arts & Humanities
Winter Quarter 2005
FRENCH 102 C 5cr
5:30-7:40pm Mon & Wed
INSTRUCTOR: Joanne Lonay Office: A245F
Office hours: by appointment before class
Telephone: (425) 564-2743 or: email@example.com
REQUIRED TEXT & MATERIALS:
Student Expectations & Procedures for Arts & Humanities Division:
Vis-à-vis, 3rd ed, Amon, with tutorial CD-ROM , & Workbook/Lab Manuel.
Encore des Exercices, Meyer (Ex 52-104), & Packet of Class Handouts.
English Grammar for Students of French, Morton, recommended, & a verb reference.
French-English pocket dictionary, like Larousse or Amsco, & access to computer.
One or more 90-minute blank audio cassette tapes, TDK or ATP, as needed.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: French 102 is the second quarter of the three quarter sequence (101, 102, 103). This is a coordinated beginning program of class, text, and language laboratory material identical in all sections offered each quarter. Registration in French 102 is contingent upon satisfactory completion of French 101 or its equivalent. French 102 will cover approximately units 6-10 of the text. Cultural material & conversation in French are integral parts of the course.
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. All new material will be introduced orally in this way and then, second, reinforced by written exercises, dictation, group work, video, and personalized use in order to give the student a solid workable knowledge of the language and its functional parts. Third, the student will read dialogues and short passages derived from the conversational and cultural material presented in the course. Thus, development of the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) is encouraged in a natural way. Students will attempt to use French in class at least 90% of the time.
1. Students will be expected to attend daily and to ask & respond in French consistently to receive credit for class participation. Out of courtesy to others and respect for the learning environment, please turn off all cell phones or other electronic devices, 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 oral work, or as extra credit. No late material will be accepted without penalty. Extra credit may be up to 10% of the final grade.
4. There will be an exam at the completion of each chapter, and a final. Each exam covers material from the text and lab with emphasis on the listening, grammatical, reading & writing elements in each chapter. The final exam evaluates oral proficiency on topics practiced during the quarter.
5. The instructor may add assignments from time to time in the form of verb quizzes, dictations, note-taking, short paragraph writing, or written drill.
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 and upon mutual consent with the instructor. No make-ups are given on any in-class drill or on the oral parts of any test.
7. Students are expected to take every opportunity to review and practice regularly the material presented in each lesson. The instructor or tutors are available by appointment to provide extra help if needed. Always communicate with the instructor by either written notes or phone messages. Students are encouraged to form study groups, and use tutors and/or the extra activities on the text web site for additional review.
8. Any disruption, plagiarism or semblance thereof, on or during any class work will result in automatically lower scores, or an F on that activity. See Arts & Humanities Division policy.
9. 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 DSS student call 564-2498, or go in person to DSS (Disability Support Services) area in Student Services.
QUARTER SCHEDULE (subject to change):
1st week Intro, Chapitre 6, Etapes 1-2 7th week Chapitre 9, Etapes 1-2
2nd week Etapes 3-4, Test #6 8th week Etapes 3-4, Test #9
3rd week Chapitre 7, Etapes 1-2 9th week Chapitre 10, Etapes 1-2
4th week Etapes 3-4, Test #7 10th week Etapes 3-4, Test #10
5th week Chapitre 8, Etapes 1-2 11th week Révision
6th week Etapes 3-4, Test #8 12th week Final Oral Activity
FINAL EXAM: Monday, March 21st, during class time, or as scheduled
NO CLASS: Monday, January 17th, and Monday, February 21st
EVALUATION CRITERIA: Final grades will be determined as follows:
Chapter exams, any written work 60%
Class participation & oral assignments (based on attendance & use of spoken French) 20%
Overall oral proficiency (based on knowledge of structure, vocabulary, pronunciation) 10%
Lab manual, any supplemental work (written exercises & tape exercises with notes) 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, please remember that you are evaluated on your individual progress-- not as you compare to others. Therefore, your willingness to volunteer and take part in class recitations, etc. is of prime importance in how fast and how confidently you will master the basics. Oral drill is really an opportunity to "exercise" and improve. Be willing to try and to be corrected. Don't be afraid to learn, even if it means making a few mistakes. We all do. Bonne chance et bon courage!