The Department of French and Italian

Nancy C Guilloteau


Senior LecturerPh.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Senior Lecturer, French; French Language Program Director
Nancy C Guilloteau

Contact

  • Phone: 512-471-5511
  • Office: HRH 2.106A
  • Office Hours: Mondays and Friday 11-12, and by appt.
  • Campus Mail Code: B7600

Courses


FR 406 • Introductory French I-Wb

36483 • Fall 2016
In this online course, students will be using the first-year French curriculum of Français interactif, a unique beginning French program developed at theUniversity of Texas. Français interactif helps you explore the French language and cultureby following the lives of real UT students who participated in the UT Summer Program inLyon, France. The UT students will introduce you to their French host families, their French university, and their lives in France. 
In addition to following the exploits of these UT students, you will also watch videos of nativeFrench speakers as well as scenes of day-to-day interactions (e.g., vendors in the market,waiters at a café, children getting ready to go to school, etc.)  These video-based materials give Français interactif an authenticity and immediacy lacking in most commercially produced textbooks. Authentic materials from other sources have also been incorporated intothis online course.The goal of this course is to develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  You will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, all naturally embedded in the videos and online activities.   In addition to working independently on the online activities, there are also synchronous and asynchronous interactions with classmates that you will be recording online as assignments (videos, conversations, surveys, etc.).  This course follows the dates of the regular University of Texas semester, August 24 -December 5. You should anticipate an average of 8-12 hours of work per week, depending on the types and number of activities assigned. 
 
Prerequisite:  None. No prior knowledge of French expected.
 
GRADING:

Structured Activities 30%
 Tex assignments (submitted via Canvas) 
 vocabulary and grammar activities (matching, fill in the blanks, internet activities, etc.) 
 
Open-Ended Activities 35% 
 creative works such as writing assignments and others in which there is not one right answer
 
Interaction 35%
 oral conversation or activity with another student,either synchronous or asynchronous 
 
TOTAL
100%

 

FR 601C • Beginning French

35730 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 1.108

Beginning French. An intensive beginning course with an emphasis
on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six
lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may
be counted: French 601C, 604, 506. Only one of the following may be
counted: French 601C, 604, 507, 508K.

FR F317C • Enhancing French Skills-Fra

83180 • Summer 2015

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 398T • Supervised Teaching In French

37065 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 1.118

Course Description

This course will provide you with an understanding of underlying principles of learning and teaching, as well as practical skills to apply in everyday L2 teaching, with an emphasis on:

  • communicative L2 teaching and learning;

  • development of teaching materials based on current SLA theories;

  • ways of teaching culture in the second language classroom;

  • educational technology as it relates to L2 pedagogy;

  • professionalization of graduate students as current and future language instructors;

  • practical experiences to prepare you to teach foreign language;

  • the debates and divergent opinions surrounding the teaching of foreign languages at

    universities across the US. 

FR 601C • Beginning French

37125 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 1.108

Beginning French. An intensive beginning course with an emphasis
on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six
lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may
be counted: French 601C, 604, 506. Only one of the following may be
counted: French 601C, 604, 507, 508K.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

37060 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 1.122

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

37070 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM HRH 2.112

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR F317C • Enhancing French Skills-Fra

84180 • Summer 2013

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36775 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.202

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36710 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.202

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36715 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.206

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR F317C • Enhancing French Skills

84280 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM HRH 2.112

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

36575 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.208

611C. Intermediate French. An intensive intermediate course with
emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Does not meet the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.
Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following
may be counted: French 310K, 611C, 612, 312K. French 310L and 611C
may not both be counted. French 611C and 612 may not both be counted.
French 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: French
601C, 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C.

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36665 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 2.118

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

FR 601C • Beginning French

36445 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.124

Beginning French. An intensive beginning course with an emphasis
on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six
lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may
be counted: French 601C, 604, 506. Only one of the following may be
counted: French 601C, 604, 507, 508K.

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36595 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:00PM BEN 1.106

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36860 • Spring 2011
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.118

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

FR 398T • Supervised Teaching In French

36990 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ B0.302

Coming soon.

FR 506 • First-Year French I

36205 • Fall 2010
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.208

French 506, Spring 2010                                                      Bienvenue!

Course description

 

Welcome to Français interactif, a unique first year French program developed at the University of Texas.  With the latest hypermedia technology, Français interactif helps you explore the French language and culture by following the lives of real UT students who participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The UT students will introduce you to their French host families, their French university, and their lives in France.  Keep in mind as you watch these students that they were in your position only a year ago--enrolled in French 506 and 507!  This program shows you that it IS possible to learn French well enough to communicate with native speakers.

 

In addition to following the exploits of these UT students, you will also watch videos of native French speakers as well as scenes of day-to-day interactions (e.g., vendors in the market, waiters at a café, children getting ready to go to school, etc.)  These video-based materials give Français interactif an authenticity and immediacy lacking in most commercially produced textbooks. 

 

As its name implies, Français interactif emphasizes interaction: student/teacher, student/student, student/computer, and even student/native-speaker.  The goal of these materials is in its title: interaction in French!

 

French 506 is the first semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes no previous knowledge of the language. French 506 is a four skills language class, i.e. it emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. 

 

 

Required Materials 

 

  • FR 506 text, Français interactif  available at www.qoop.com

 

  • First Year French website: Francais interactif  (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/) includes videos and web activities as well as:

 

-recorded vocabulary lists and phonetic examples:  audio files are available on the website in downloadable mp3 format

 

    -links into Tex’s French Grammar (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex):  UT French Department's on-line grammar resource includes grammar explanations, interactive exercises, audio files in mp3 format, a verb conjugation reference, and a verb tutor. 

 

Français interactif podcasts (optional):  Video and audio podcasts are available for viewing and listening in iTunes v5 or higher, on MacOS X and Windows platforms.  Podcasts can be transferred by iTunes to your iPod, for offline viewing and listening.  See http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/html/toc/map.html (iTunes Podcasts) for more information.

 

 

Recommended

  • Compact Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary ISBN 0-19-864535X (at

                the Coop)

 

 

Grading

Preparation and participation   (homework,

    pop quizzes,  in-class activities,

    pronunciation exam, etc.) 

 

20% 

Tests (examens )

    Examens 1-2 (50 pts each)

    Examens 3-6 (100 pts each) 

 

50% 

2 Oral Interviews (entretien oral) 

 10%   

Listening Comprehension Exam

    (examen de compréhension auditive) 

 

5% 

Final Exam (examen final)

15%

    TOTAL 

100% 

Testing

Six tests (examens) will be given in 506. These tests will contain a variety of listening, reading, speaking, and writing exercises. Please note test dates indicated on the syllabus, as there are no make-ups.  Tests will also include two five-minute oral interviews, a listening comprehension test, and a departmental final exam.  A make-up for the final exam will be available for students with verified schedule conflicts.  No student will be allowed to take the final exam prior to the date set by the University for any reason.

 

Attendance & preparation

Regular attendance, daily preparation and persistent, active participation in class are essential to your success in learning French. Your teacher will assign specific exercises to be written out and turned in. You may also expect occasional pop quizzes to test preparation. In addition, this grade will include your performance on activities in the classroom. No late homework will be accepted. At the end of the semester, a couple of the lowest homework grades may be dropped. 

 

You are allowed a total of 5 absences without penalty during the semester.  All absences count, even if documentation is presented.  In addition to lowered preparation/participation grades, a penalty of 10 pts (or 1% of your final course grade up to 10%) will be deducted for each absence after 5 in the semester, no exceptions.

 

Computer labs         

 

You will be required to do daily homework using the Français interactif website.  Access to computers for individual study is available in the LAITS media lab in MEZ 2.104.  Liberal Arts media lab operating hours are:

 

Monday-Thursday

 8 a.m.- 7:45 p.m.

Friday

 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.

Sunday

 3 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

 

The French Department also has a Tutorial Center located in HRH 4.102.  Tutoring is free and is available on a walk-in basis. Your instructor will announce the HRH Tutorial Center hours during the first or second week of class. 

 

Course Supervision

If you have questions about French 506, please consult your instructor__________________________________,

Office Hours ________________________ or the course supervisor, Dr. Nancy Guilloteau, HRH 2.106A, 471-5511, nguilloteau@mail.utexas.edu.   The Department of French & Italian offers many services to beginning students, including a tutorial center with free tutoring. You will also be invited to films and activities sponsored by the French Department. Your instructor will announce these and other events throughout the semester.  Bienvenue!  We hope you will enjoy learning French.  

 

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-4641 TTY.

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36405 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:00PM BEN 1.106

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

36425 • Spring 2010
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.208

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FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36620 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ B0.302

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

FR 506 • First-Year French I

36670 • Fall 2009
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.122

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36935 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.106

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36025 • Spring 2009
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 4.102B

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

F C 345 • Doing Business In France

37190 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.106

Please check back for updates.

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36945 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 4.102B

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

37600 • Fall 2007
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.126

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

F C 345 • Doing Business In France-W

36520 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM HRH 3.102A

Please check back for updates.

F C 345 • Doing Business In France-W

35475 • Spring 2006
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 3.102A

Please check back for updates.

FR 506 • First-Year French I

34960 • Spring 2006
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.126

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

34645 • Fall 2005
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.122

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

34655 • Fall 2005
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.122

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

F C 345 • Doing Business In France-W

34065 • Spring 2005
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 3.102A

Please check back for updates.

FR 506 • First-Year French I

33515 • Spring 2005
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.126

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

34310 • Fall 2004
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.122

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

F C 345 • Doing Business In France-W

32805 • Spring 2004
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 3.102A

Please check back for updates.

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32265 • Spring 2004
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 102

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32895 • Fall 2003
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM BAT 215

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32900 • Fall 2003
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 105

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

F C 345 • Doing Business In France-W

32530 • Spring 2003
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 104

Please check back for updates.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

32035 • Spring 2003
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM BAT 105

Prerequisite 

The prerequisite for French 507 is completion of French 506, taken at the University of Texas at Austin, with a grade of C or better.  Students who took French in high school, French 506 at another college, or at The University of Texas at Austin prior to spring 2010 are required to take a placement exam. A schedule of administration dates for the placement exam may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, or at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/cbe/testperiod.html.

 

Course and Objectives

French 507 is a four skills language course in which you will expand the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as you explore the French language and culture with Français interactif, the first year French program developed at the University of Texas.  Completion of French 507 with a C or better qualifies you to enroll in a second-year French course (FR 612).

 

Required Materials 

• FR 507 text , Français interactif Part II available at qoop.com.  Go to the textbook page of the new Français interactif site for a direct link to qoop : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/textbook

 

 

Please make sure that you order Part II of the textbook. The cost is $19.05 in black and white or $44.41 in color. Don't worry that you do not have the textbook on the first day of class, as we will be doing review exercises (distributed through Blackboard) for the first week. 

 

   •  First Year French website: Francais interactif  (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/) includes

• videos (vocabulary, interviews and culture) downloadable mp4 files or podcasts.

 

• recorded  vocabulary lists and phonetic examples:  downloadable mp3 audio files or podcasts.

 

• links into Tex’s French Grammar (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex): grammar explanations, audio files in mp3 format or podcasts, interactive exercises, a verb conjugation reference, and a verb tutor.

 

Recommended

• Compact  Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary ISBN 0-19-864535X (at the Coop), which is required for upper division French classes.  Word Reference.com is also an excellent online dictionary. 

 

Grading        

Exams (five  @ 100 points): 50% = 500 points

Preparation & Participation: 20% = 200 points

Speaking Exams (2 @ 50 points): 10% = 100 points

Listening Comprehension exam: 05% = 050 points

Final Exam (written; 2 hours): 15% = 150 points

100% =1000 points

 

Preparation/Participation

Daily preparation and persistent, active participation in class are essential to your success in learning French.  Your teacher will make specific assignments for each day.

The preparation/participation grade includes your performance on activities in the classroom and occasional quizzes.  Most daily homework and participation grades will be valued at 10 points each.  No late homework will be accepted.  If you are not in class to get the assignment(s) due the next day, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor or another student in the class to get the assignment. 

 

Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.  In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in any form of distraction.  Inappropriate behavior (cellular phones, eating or drinking, tardiness, making offensive remarks, sleeping, overt inattentiveness, etc.) shall result, minimaly, in a request to leave class.

 

Computer Lab :  MEZ 2.104

You will  be required to do daily homework using the Français interactif  website.

Access to computers for individual study is available in the Liberal Arts ITS media lab in MEZ 2.104.  Liberal Arts ITS media lab operating hours:

M-Th 8 a.m.- 7:45 p.m., F 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

 

Attendance

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary for success in French 507. You are allowed a total of five absences without penalty during the semester.  All absences count. In addition to lowered preparation/participation grades, a penalty of 10 pts (or 1% of your final course grade/ up to 10%) will be deducted for each absence after 5 in the semester.

 

Exams

The five exams will contain a variety of listening, reading, and writing activities.  Each exam  covers one chapter, lasts 50 minutes and is valued at 100 points.  There are also two five-minute speaking exams.  Note carefully the dates of these exams, as there are no make-ups.

 

The final exam will be Thursday, Dec 9 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. contingent upon Registrar Scheduling.  A makeup will be given on Friday, Dec 10 from 7-10 p.m. for students with verified schedule conflicts.  Please notify your instructor to obtain course supervisor's permission.  

 

Course supervision 

If you have any questions about French 507, please consult your instructor or the course supervisor, Karen Kelton,  HRH 2.106A (471-5511,  kkelton@mail.utexas.edu). 

 

The Department of French & Italian offers many services to beginning students, including free tutoring in the French Department. Your instructor will announce tutorial center hours during the second week of classes.  You will also be invited to films and activities sponsored by the French Department. Your instructor will announce these and other events throughout the semester.  Bienvenue!  We hope you will enjoy learning French.  

 

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.  For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259, http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/

FR 507 • First-Year French II

32495 • Fall 2002
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 302

Prerequisite 

The prerequisite for French 507 is completion of French 506, taken at the University of Texas at Austin, with a grade of C or better.  Students who took French in high school, French 506 at another college, or at The University of Texas at Austin prior to spring 2010 are required to take a placement exam. A schedule of administration dates for the placement exam may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, or at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/cbe/testperiod.html.

 

Course and Objectives

French 507 is a four skills language course in which you will expand the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as you explore the French language and culture with Français interactif, the first year French program developed at the University of Texas.  Completion of French 507 with a C or better qualifies you to enroll in a second-year French course (FR 612).

 

Required Materials 

• FR 507 text , Français interactif Part II available at qoop.com.  Go to the textbook page of the new Français interactif site for a direct link to qoop : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/textbook

 

 

Please make sure that you order Part II of the textbook. The cost is $19.05 in black and white or $44.41 in color. Don't worry that you do not have the textbook on the first day of class, as we will be doing review exercises (distributed through Blackboard) for the first week. 

 

   •  First Year French website: Francais interactif  (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/) includes

• videos (vocabulary, interviews and culture) downloadable mp4 files or podcasts.

 

• recorded  vocabulary lists and phonetic examples:  downloadable mp3 audio files or podcasts.

 

• links into Tex’s French Grammar (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex): grammar explanations, audio files in mp3 format or podcasts, interactive exercises, a verb conjugation reference, and a verb tutor.

 

Recommended

• Compact  Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary ISBN 0-19-864535X (at the Coop), which is required for upper division French classes.  Word Reference.com is also an excellent online dictionary. 

 

Grading        

Exams (five  @ 100 points): 50% = 500 points

Preparation & Participation: 20% = 200 points

Speaking Exams (2 @ 50 points): 10% = 100 points

Listening Comprehension exam: 05% = 050 points

Final Exam (written; 2 hours): 15% = 150 points

100% =1000 points

 

Preparation/Participation

Daily preparation and persistent, active participation in class are essential to your success in learning French.  Your teacher will make specific assignments for each day.

The preparation/participation grade includes your performance on activities in the classroom and occasional quizzes.  Most daily homework and participation grades will be valued at 10 points each.  No late homework will be accepted.  If you are not in class to get the assignment(s) due the next day, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor or another student in the class to get the assignment. 

 

Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.  In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in any form of distraction.  Inappropriate behavior (cellular phones, eating or drinking, tardiness, making offensive remarks, sleeping, overt inattentiveness, etc.) shall result, minimaly, in a request to leave class.

 

Computer Lab :  MEZ 2.104

You will  be required to do daily homework using the Français interactif  website.

Access to computers for individual study is available in the Liberal Arts ITS media lab in MEZ 2.104.  Liberal Arts ITS media lab operating hours:

M-Th 8 a.m.- 7:45 p.m., F 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

 

Attendance

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary for success in French 507. You are allowed a total of five absences without penalty during the semester.  All absences count. In addition to lowered preparation/participation grades, a penalty of 10 pts (or 1% of your final course grade/ up to 10%) will be deducted for each absence after 5 in the semester.

 

Exams

The five exams will contain a variety of listening, reading, and writing activities.  Each exam  covers one chapter, lasts 50 minutes and is valued at 100 points.  There are also two five-minute speaking exams.  Note carefully the dates of these exams, as there are no make-ups.

 

The final exam will be Thursday, Dec 9 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. contingent upon Registrar Scheduling.  A makeup will be given on Friday, Dec 10 from 7-10 p.m. for students with verified schedule conflicts.  Please notify your instructor to obtain course supervisor's permission.  

 

Course supervision 

If you have any questions about French 507, please consult your instructor or the course supervisor, Karen Kelton,  HRH 2.106A (471-5511,  kkelton@mail.utexas.edu). 

 

The Department of French & Italian offers many services to beginning students, including free tutoring in the French Department. Your instructor will announce tutorial center hours during the second week of classes.  You will also be invited to films and activities sponsored by the French Department. Your instructor will announce these and other events throughout the semester.  Bienvenue!  We hope you will enjoy learning French.  

 

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.  For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259, http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/

FR 320E • Adv French I: Written Emphasis

32675 • Fall 2002
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BAT 217

Description of FR320E

 

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

32700 • Fall 2002
Meets TTH 10:00AM-11:00AM BAT 104

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

F C 345 • Doing Business In France

32530 • Spring 2002
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM BAT 215

Please check back for updates.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

32020 • Spring 2002
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 105

Prerequisite 

The prerequisite for French 507 is completion of French 506, taken at the University of Texas at Austin, with a grade of C or better.  Students who took French in high school, French 506 at another college, or at The University of Texas at Austin prior to spring 2010 are required to take a placement exam. A schedule of administration dates for the placement exam may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, or at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/cbe/testperiod.html.

 

Course and Objectives

French 507 is a four skills language course in which you will expand the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as you explore the French language and culture with Français interactif, the first year French program developed at the University of Texas.  Completion of French 507 with a C or better qualifies you to enroll in a second-year French course (FR 612).

 

Required Materials 

• FR 507 text , Français interactif Part II available at qoop.com.  Go to the textbook page of the new Français interactif site for a direct link to qoop : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/textbook

 

 

Please make sure that you order Part II of the textbook. The cost is $19.05 in black and white or $44.41 in color. Don't worry that you do not have the textbook on the first day of class, as we will be doing review exercises (distributed through Blackboard) for the first week. 

 

   •  First Year French website: Francais interactif  (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/) includes

• videos (vocabulary, interviews and culture) downloadable mp4 files or podcasts.

 

• recorded  vocabulary lists and phonetic examples:  downloadable mp3 audio files or podcasts.

 

• links into Tex’s French Grammar (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex): grammar explanations, audio files in mp3 format or podcasts, interactive exercises, a verb conjugation reference, and a verb tutor.

 

Recommended

• Compact  Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary ISBN 0-19-864535X (at the Coop), which is required for upper division French classes.  Word Reference.com is also an excellent online dictionary. 

 

Grading        

Exams (five  @ 100 points): 50% = 500 points

Preparation & Participation: 20% = 200 points

Speaking Exams (2 @ 50 points): 10% = 100 points

Listening Comprehension exam: 05% = 050 points

Final Exam (written; 2 hours): 15% = 150 points

100% =1000 points

 

Preparation/Participation

Daily preparation and persistent, active participation in class are essential to your success in learning French.  Your teacher will make specific assignments for each day.

The preparation/participation grade includes your performance on activities in the classroom and occasional quizzes.  Most daily homework and participation grades will be valued at 10 points each.  No late homework will be accepted.  If you are not in class to get the assignment(s) due the next day, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor or another student in the class to get the assignment. 

 

Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.  In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in any form of distraction.  Inappropriate behavior (cellular phones, eating or drinking, tardiness, making offensive remarks, sleeping, overt inattentiveness, etc.) shall result, minimaly, in a request to leave class.

 

Computer Lab :  MEZ 2.104

You will  be required to do daily homework using the Français interactif  website.

Access to computers for individual study is available in the Liberal Arts ITS media lab in MEZ 2.104.  Liberal Arts ITS media lab operating hours:

M-Th 8 a.m.- 7:45 p.m., F 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

 

Attendance

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary for success in French 507. You are allowed a total of five absences without penalty during the semester.  All absences count. In addition to lowered preparation/participation grades, a penalty of 10 pts (or 1% of your final course grade/ up to 10%) will be deducted for each absence after 5 in the semester.

 

Exams

The five exams will contain a variety of listening, reading, and writing activities.  Each exam  covers one chapter, lasts 50 minutes and is valued at 100 points.  There are also two five-minute speaking exams.  Note carefully the dates of these exams, as there are no make-ups.

 

The final exam will be Thursday, Dec 9 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. contingent upon Registrar Scheduling.  A makeup will be given on Friday, Dec 10 from 7-10 p.m. for students with verified schedule conflicts.  Please notify your instructor to obtain course supervisor's permission.  

 

Course supervision 

If you have any questions about French 507, please consult your instructor or the course supervisor, Karen Kelton,  HRH 2.106A (471-5511,  kkelton@mail.utexas.edu). 

 

The Department of French & Italian offers many services to beginning students, including free tutoring in the French Department. Your instructor will announce tutorial center hours during the second week of classes.  You will also be invited to films and activities sponsored by the French Department. Your instructor will announce these and other events throughout the semester.  Bienvenue!  We hope you will enjoy learning French.  

 

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.  For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259, http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

32270 • Spring 2002
Meets TTH 12:00PM-1:00PM BAT 215

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

32895 • Fall 2001
Meets MTWTHF 2:00PM-3:00PM BAT 302

Prerequisite 

The prerequisite for French 507 is completion of French 506, taken at the University of Texas at Austin, with a grade of C or better.  Students who took French in high school, French 506 at another college, or at The University of Texas at Austin prior to spring 2010 are required to take a placement exam. A schedule of administration dates for the placement exam may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, or at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/cbe/testperiod.html.

 

Course and Objectives

French 507 is a four skills language course in which you will expand the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as you explore the French language and culture with Français interactif, the first year French program developed at the University of Texas.  Completion of French 507 with a C or better qualifies you to enroll in a second-year French course (FR 612).

 

Required Materials 

• FR 507 text , Français interactif Part II available at qoop.com.  Go to the textbook page of the new Français interactif site for a direct link to qoop : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/textbook

 

 

Please make sure that you order Part II of the textbook. The cost is $19.05 in black and white or $44.41 in color. Don't worry that you do not have the textbook on the first day of class, as we will be doing review exercises (distributed through Blackboard) for the first week. 

 

   •  First Year French website: Francais interactif  (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/) includes

• videos (vocabulary, interviews and culture) downloadable mp4 files or podcasts.

 

• recorded  vocabulary lists and phonetic examples:  downloadable mp3 audio files or podcasts.

 

• links into Tex’s French Grammar (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex): grammar explanations, audio files in mp3 format or podcasts, interactive exercises, a verb conjugation reference, and a verb tutor.

 

Recommended

• Compact  Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary ISBN 0-19-864535X (at the Coop), which is required for upper division French classes.  Word Reference.com is also an excellent online dictionary. 

 

Grading        

Exams (five  @ 100 points): 50% = 500 points

Preparation & Participation: 20% = 200 points

Speaking Exams (2 @ 50 points): 10% = 100 points

Listening Comprehension exam: 05% = 050 points

Final Exam (written; 2 hours): 15% = 150 points

100% =1000 points

 

Preparation/Participation

Daily preparation and persistent, active participation in class are essential to your success in learning French.  Your teacher will make specific assignments for each day.

The preparation/participation grade includes your performance on activities in the classroom and occasional quizzes.  Most daily homework and participation grades will be valued at 10 points each.  No late homework will be accepted.  If you are not in class to get the assignment(s) due the next day, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor or another student in the class to get the assignment. 

 

Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.  In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in any form of distraction.  Inappropriate behavior (cellular phones, eating or drinking, tardiness, making offensive remarks, sleeping, overt inattentiveness, etc.) shall result, minimaly, in a request to leave class.

 

Computer Lab :  MEZ 2.104

You will  be required to do daily homework using the Français interactif  website.

Access to computers for individual study is available in the Liberal Arts ITS media lab in MEZ 2.104.  Liberal Arts ITS media lab operating hours:

M-Th 8 a.m.- 7:45 p.m., F 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

 

Attendance

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary for success in French 507. You are allowed a total of five absences without penalty during the semester.  All absences count. In addition to lowered preparation/participation grades, a penalty of 10 pts (or 1% of your final course grade/ up to 10%) will be deducted for each absence after 5 in the semester.

 

Exams

The five exams will contain a variety of listening, reading, and writing activities.  Each exam  covers one chapter, lasts 50 minutes and is valued at 100 points.  There are also two five-minute speaking exams.  Note carefully the dates of these exams, as there are no make-ups.

 

The final exam will be Thursday, Dec 9 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. contingent upon Registrar Scheduling.  A makeup will be given on Friday, Dec 10 from 7-10 p.m. for students with verified schedule conflicts.  Please notify your instructor to obtain course supervisor's permission.  

 

Course supervision 

If you have any questions about French 507, please consult your instructor or the course supervisor, Karen Kelton,  HRH 2.106A (471-5511,  kkelton@mail.utexas.edu). 

 

The Department of French & Italian offers many services to beginning students, including free tutoring in the French Department. Your instructor will announce tutorial center hours during the second week of classes.  You will also be invited to films and activities sponsored by the French Department. Your instructor will announce these and other events throughout the semester.  Bienvenue!  We hope you will enjoy learning French.  

 

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.  For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259, http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/

F C 345 • Doing Business In France

32550 • Spring 2001
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM CAL 21

Please check back for updates.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

32020 • Spring 2001
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 105

Prerequisite 

The prerequisite for French 507 is completion of French 506, taken at the University of Texas at Austin, with a grade of C or better.  Students who took French in high school, French 506 at another college, or at The University of Texas at Austin prior to spring 2010 are required to take a placement exam. A schedule of administration dates for the placement exam may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, or at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/cbe/testperiod.html.

 

Course and Objectives

French 507 is a four skills language course in which you will expand the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as you explore the French language and culture with Français interactif, the first year French program developed at the University of Texas.  Completion of French 507 with a C or better qualifies you to enroll in a second-year French course (FR 612).

 

Required Materials 

• FR 507 text , Français interactif Part II available at qoop.com.  Go to the textbook page of the new Français interactif site for a direct link to qoop : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/textbook

 

 

Please make sure that you order Part II of the textbook. The cost is $19.05 in black and white or $44.41 in color. Don't worry that you do not have the textbook on the first day of class, as we will be doing review exercises (distributed through Blackboard) for the first week. 

 

   •  First Year French website: Francais interactif  (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/) includes

• videos (vocabulary, interviews and culture) downloadable mp4 files or podcasts.

 

• recorded  vocabulary lists and phonetic examples:  downloadable mp3 audio files or podcasts.

 

• links into Tex’s French Grammar (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex): grammar explanations, audio files in mp3 format or podcasts, interactive exercises, a verb conjugation reference, and a verb tutor.

 

Recommended

• Compact  Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary ISBN 0-19-864535X (at the Coop), which is required for upper division French classes.  Word Reference.com is also an excellent online dictionary. 

 

Grading        

Exams (five  @ 100 points): 50% = 500 points

Preparation & Participation: 20% = 200 points

Speaking Exams (2 @ 50 points): 10% = 100 points

Listening Comprehension exam: 05% = 050 points

Final Exam (written; 2 hours): 15% = 150 points

100% =1000 points

 

Preparation/Participation

Daily preparation and persistent, active participation in class are essential to your success in learning French.  Your teacher will make specific assignments for each day.

The preparation/participation grade includes your performance on activities in the classroom and occasional quizzes.  Most daily homework and participation grades will be valued at 10 points each.  No late homework will be accepted.  If you are not in class to get the assignment(s) due the next day, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor or another student in the class to get the assignment. 

 

Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.  In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in any form of distraction.  Inappropriate behavior (cellular phones, eating or drinking, tardiness, making offensive remarks, sleeping, overt inattentiveness, etc.) shall result, minimaly, in a request to leave class.

 

Computer Lab :  MEZ 2.104

You will  be required to do daily homework using the Français interactif  website.

Access to computers for individual study is available in the Liberal Arts ITS media lab in MEZ 2.104.  Liberal Arts ITS media lab operating hours:

M-Th 8 a.m.- 7:45 p.m., F 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

 

Attendance

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary for success in French 507. You are allowed a total of five absences without penalty during the semester.  All absences count. In addition to lowered preparation/participation grades, a penalty of 10 pts (or 1% of your final course grade/ up to 10%) will be deducted for each absence after 5 in the semester.

 

Exams

The five exams will contain a variety of listening, reading, and writing activities.  Each exam  covers one chapter, lasts 50 minutes and is valued at 100 points.  There are also two five-minute speaking exams.  Note carefully the dates of these exams, as there are no make-ups.

 

The final exam will be Thursday, Dec 9 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. contingent upon Registrar Scheduling.  A makeup will be given on Friday, Dec 10 from 7-10 p.m. for students with verified schedule conflicts.  Please notify your instructor to obtain course supervisor's permission.  

 

Course supervision 

If you have any questions about French 507, please consult your instructor or the course supervisor, Karen Kelton,  HRH 2.106A (471-5511,  kkelton@mail.utexas.edu). 

 

The Department of French & Italian offers many services to beginning students, including free tutoring in the French Department. Your instructor will announce tutorial center hours during the second week of classes.  You will also be invited to films and activities sponsored by the French Department. Your instructor will announce these and other events throughout the semester.  Bienvenue!  We hope you will enjoy learning French.  

 

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.  For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259, http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

32305 • Spring 2001
Meets TTH 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 302

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

32530 • Fall 2000
Meets MTWTHF 1:00PM-2:00PM BAT 215

Prerequisite 

The prerequisite for French 507 is completion of French 506, taken at the University of Texas at Austin, with a grade of C or better.  Students who took French in high school, French 506 at another college, or at The University of Texas at Austin prior to spring 2010 are required to take a placement exam. A schedule of administration dates for the placement exam may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, or at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/cbe/testperiod.html.

 

Course and Objectives

French 507 is a four skills language course in which you will expand the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as you explore the French language and culture with Français interactif, the first year French program developed at the University of Texas.  Completion of French 507 with a C or better qualifies you to enroll in a second-year French course (FR 612).

 

Required Materials 

• FR 507 text , Français interactif Part II available at qoop.com.  Go to the textbook page of the new Français interactif site for a direct link to qoop : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/textbook

 

 

Please make sure that you order Part II of the textbook. The cost is $19.05 in black and white or $44.41 in color. Don't worry that you do not have the textbook on the first day of class, as we will be doing review exercises (distributed through Blackboard) for the first week. 

 

   •  First Year French website: Francais interactif  (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/) includes

• videos (vocabulary, interviews and culture) downloadable mp4 files or podcasts.

 

• recorded  vocabulary lists and phonetic examples:  downloadable mp3 audio files or podcasts.

 

• links into Tex’s French Grammar (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex): grammar explanations, audio files in mp3 format or podcasts, interactive exercises, a verb conjugation reference, and a verb tutor.

 

Recommended

• Compact  Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary ISBN 0-19-864535X (at the Coop), which is required for upper division French classes.  Word Reference.com is also an excellent online dictionary. 

 

Grading        

Exams (five  @ 100 points): 50% = 500 points

Preparation & Participation: 20% = 200 points

Speaking Exams (2 @ 50 points): 10% = 100 points

Listening Comprehension exam: 05% = 050 points

Final Exam (written; 2 hours): 15% = 150 points

100% =1000 points

 

Preparation/Participation

Daily preparation and persistent, active participation in class are essential to your success in learning French.  Your teacher will make specific assignments for each day.

The preparation/participation grade includes your performance on activities in the classroom and occasional quizzes.  Most daily homework and participation grades will be valued at 10 points each.  No late homework will be accepted.  If you are not in class to get the assignment(s) due the next day, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor or another student in the class to get the assignment. 

 

Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.  In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in any form of distraction.  Inappropriate behavior (cellular phones, eating or drinking, tardiness, making offensive remarks, sleeping, overt inattentiveness, etc.) shall result, minimaly, in a request to leave class.

 

Computer Lab :  MEZ 2.104

You will  be required to do daily homework using the Français interactif  website.

Access to computers for individual study is available in the Liberal Arts ITS media lab in MEZ 2.104.  Liberal Arts ITS media lab operating hours:

M-Th 8 a.m.- 7:45 p.m., F 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

 

Attendance

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary for success in French 507. You are allowed a total of five absences without penalty during the semester.  All absences count. In addition to lowered preparation/participation grades, a penalty of 10 pts (or 1% of your final course grade/ up to 10%) will be deducted for each absence after 5 in the semester.

 

Exams

The five exams will contain a variety of listening, reading, and writing activities.  Each exam  covers one chapter, lasts 50 minutes and is valued at 100 points.  There are also two five-minute speaking exams.  Note carefully the dates of these exams, as there are no make-ups.

 

The final exam will be Thursday, Dec 9 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. contingent upon Registrar Scheduling.  A makeup will be given on Friday, Dec 10 from 7-10 p.m. for students with verified schedule conflicts.  Please notify your instructor to obtain course supervisor's permission.  

 

Course supervision 

If you have any questions about French 507, please consult your instructor or the course supervisor, Karen Kelton,  HRH 2.106A (471-5511,  kkelton@mail.utexas.edu). 

 

The Department of French & Italian offers many services to beginning students, including free tutoring in the French Department. Your instructor will announce tutorial center hours during the second week of classes.  You will also be invited to films and activities sponsored by the French Department. Your instructor will announce these and other events throughout the semester.  Bienvenue!  We hope you will enjoy learning French.  

 

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.  For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259, http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/

FR 320E • Adv French I: Written Emphasis

32735 • Fall 2000
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM UTC 3.120

Description of FR320E

 

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

32760 • Fall 2000
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 101

The goal of this class is to engage students in discussions of current events and cultural and societal issues in France. Students will watch and discuss selected issues in the French news. Each class session consists of small group discussions and class discussions with the instructor. In addition to participation in class discussions, students will also have two mini-presentations, a news report to summarize, and an oral exposé to present at the end of the semester.

This course may not be counted toward the fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

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