Karen W Kelton


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Karen W Kelton

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F C F340M • Continu/Chng In Mod France-Fra

82640 • Summer 2016

Ce cours de langue avancée a pour but principal d’améliorer vos compétences linguistiques en français (i.e., la compréhension auditive, l’expression orale, la lecture, et l’expression écrite) ainsi que votre connaissance de la grammaire et du lexique. Dans ce cours, vous aurez l’occasion de discuter des controverses sociales dans le monde francophone et aux Etats-Unis (e.g, la mondialistion, l’immigration, le système éducatif, etc.). A l’aide des textes contemporains, vous allez apprendre à mieux communiquer vos pensées en français en comparant les cultures francophones avec la nôtre.

FR F322E • Advanced French II-Fra

82535 • Summer 2016

Ce cours de langue avancée a pour but principal d’améliorer vos compétences linguistiques en français (i.e., la compréhension auditive, l’expression orale, la lecture, et l’expression écrite) ainsi que votre connaissance de la grammaire et du lexique. Dans ce cours, vous aurez l’occasion de discuter des controverses sociales dans le monde francophone et aux Etats-Unis (e.g, la mondialistion, l’immigration, le système éducatif, etc.). A l’aide des textes contemporains, vous allez apprendre à mieux communiquer vos pensées en français en comparant les cultures francophones avec la nôtre.

F C F340M • Continu/Chng In Mod France-Fra

83300 • Summer 2015

Ce cours de langue avancée a pour but principal d’améliorer vos compétences linguistiques en français (i.e., la compréhension auditive, l’expression orale, la lecture, et l’expression écrite) ainsi que votre connaissance de la grammaire et du lexique. Dans ce cours, vous aurez l’occasion de discuter des controverses sociales dans le monde francophone et aux Etats-Unis (e.g, la mondialistion, l’immigration, le système éducatif, etc.). A l’aide des textes contemporains, vous allez apprendre à mieux communiquer vos pensées en français en comparant les cultures francophones avec la nôtre.

FR F322E • Advanced French II-Fra

83185 • Summer 2015

Ce cours de langue avancée a pour but principal d’améliorer vos compétences linguistiques en français (i.e., la compréhension auditive, l’expression orale, la lecture, et l’expression écrite) ainsi que votre connaissance de la grammaire et du lexique. Dans ce cours, vous aurez l’occasion de discuter des controverses sociales dans le monde francophone et aux Etats-Unis (e.g, la mondialistion, l’immigration, le système éducatif, etc.). A l’aide des textes contemporains, vous allez apprendre à mieux communiquer vos pensées en français en comparant les cultures francophones avec la nôtre.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36770 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.102

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 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36810 • Spring 2013
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM 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 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36720 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM 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 120M • Adv Practice In Spoken Fr I

36747 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM 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 F317C • Enhancing French Skills-Fra

84285 • Summer 2012

FR 330K –Topics in French Language – French Cuisine

2012 Summer Program in Lyon 

 

Instructors : Karen Kelton, Sr. Lecturer, UT-Austin with

                   Marylène Meunier, Responsible pédagogique FLE

                  Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

 

 

Required Texts:

Brown, Becky.  2010. À Table! The Gourmet Culture of France Focus Publishing. 

 

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to improve students’ written and oral French by studying the language of French cuisine. Through readings, literature, and film, students will explore French society, history, and cultural attitudes with particular emphasis on Lyon, the capital of la gastronomie française. Classroom discussions will be enhanced by activities which will require students to experience French food culture first hand  (e.g., eating meals with French host families, visiting various shops and le marché in Lyon, and tasting regional specialties on weekend excursions to the Beaujolais, the Alps, and Provence). Lectures and readings in French. 

 

Grade Breakdown

  • Activités en classe                                     30%
  • Rédactions (devoirs écrits)                         30%
  • Presentation orale                                      20%
  • Examen final                                             20%

FR F330K • French Cuisine-Fra

84290 • Summer 2012

FR 330K –Topics in French Language – French Cuisine

2012 Summer Program in Lyon 

 

Instructors : Karen Kelton, Sr. Lecturer, UT-Austin with

                   Marylène Meunier, Responsible pédagogique FLE

                  Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

 

 

Required Texts:

Brown, Becky.  2010. À Table! The Gourmet Culture of France Focus Publishing. 

 

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to improve students’ written and oral French by studying the language of French cuisine. Through readings, literature, and film, students will explore French society, history, and cultural attitudes with particular emphasis on Lyon, the capital of la gastronomie française. Classroom discussions will be enhanced by activities which will require students to experience French food culture first hand  (e.g., eating meals with French host families, visiting various shops and le marché in Lyon, and tasting regional specialties on weekend excursions to the Beaujolais, the Alps, and Provence). Lectures and readings in French. 

 

Grade Breakdown

  • Activités en classe                                     30%
  • Rédactions (devoirs écrits)                         30%
  • Presentation orale                                      20%
  • Examen final                                             20%

FR 611C • Intermediate French

36580 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.210

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 601C • Beginning French

36446 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.102

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 604 • Accelerated First-Year French

36705 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 2.112

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000003379 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000003345 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000003345 36705 Karen Kelton FR 604 - Spring 2011 Instructor: Karen Kelton Course Description  Designed for highly motivated students, French 604 is a four-skills language course in which you will develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as you explore the French language and French-speaking cultures. This class is accelerated and covers in one semester the first two beginning French courses (506 and 507) at The University of Texas at Austin.  It assumes no previous knowledge of the language.   Course Requirements Comparable to FR 506 and 507.  Completion of  FR 604 or FR 507 with a C or better qualifies you to enroll in a second-year French course (FR 612).    Required Materials Français interactif, 2nd edition, Chapters 0-13 available for purchase at qoop.com <http://qoop.com> . First Year French website: Francais interactif  (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/)  

FR 507 • First-Year French II

36262 • Fall 2010
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.208

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 F345 • Persp On Contemp France-Fra

83930 • Summer 2010

FC 345 --Perspectives on Contemporary French Culture

2010 Summer Program in Lyon 

 

Instructors : Karen Kelton and Thomas Vessely

 

Required Texts:

  1. Nadeau, Jean-Benoit and Julie Barlow.  2003. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong Sourcebooks, Inc.  (You must obtain this book before you leave for France.)
  2. Découvrir Lyon  (The Lyon Program will provide this to you in Lyon.)

 

Course Description:

This course is based on our conviction that any real understanding of a culture must include both “big C culture” and “small c culture.”

 

“Big C culture” includes traditional elements of culture such as art, architecture, history, literature, and cuisine. Through our numerous visits within Paris and Lyon and our excursions outside of Lyon, the students will observe and describe many examples of this “Big C culture.”  Our common objective is smart and insightful tourism that will help us to appreciate the French cultural heritage.

 

By "small c culture" we mean those more subtle or hidden aspects of culture, such as assumptions, beliefs, value systems, notions of time and space, relationship to family and state, and so on. The experience of living with a French family, along with our readings and discussions, will allow us to identify and describe elements of “small c culture.”  Our common objective is to gain insights about the hidden differences between French and American cultural values, attitudes, and beliefs. Learning to cross cultural boundaries is a valuable skill in the modern world.

 

Visits and Excursions

Students spend five days touring Paris and learning its history.  Visits there will include Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, l'Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, the museums of the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay as well as optional visits to the Pompidou, Carnavalet, Rodin, Picasso, and medieval Cluny museums.

 

Weekly visits to historical and architectural sites in Lyon include: Fourvière and the Gallo-Roman Museum and Roman ruins, Vieux Lyon, the Gothic cathedral St Jean and 'traboules',  the Musée des Beaux Arts, the Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation, and other visits of student's choice.  

 

Weekend excursions highlight the geographic and architectural diversity of France:  a one-day trip to Pérouges, a medieval village and a working vignoble and château in the Beaujolais wine region north of Lyon, and three-day excursions to the Alps (Annecy and Chamonix, including the Aiguille du Midi) and to the Camargue (Saintes Maries de la Mer) and Provence (Arles, le Pont du Gard, and Avignon).   

 

 

Grade Breakdown

  • Course Exams  2 x 20                                    40%
  • Quizzes, homework                                                40%
  • Participation                                                            20%

FR F312K • Sec-Yr Fr I: Four Skills-Fra

83755 • Summer 2010

FC 345 --Perspectives on Contemporary French Culture

2010 Summer Program in Lyon 

 

Instructors : Karen Kelton and Thomas Vessely

 

Required Texts:

  1. Nadeau, Jean-Benoit and Julie Barlow.  2003. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong Sourcebooks, Inc.  (You must obtain this book before you leave for France.)
  2. Découvrir Lyon  (The Lyon Program will provide this to you in Lyon.)

 

Course Description:

This course is based on our conviction that any real understanding of a culture must include both “big C culture” and “small c culture.”

 

“Big C culture” includes traditional elements of culture such as art, architecture, history, literature, and cuisine. Through our numerous visits within Paris and Lyon and our excursions outside of Lyon, the students will observe and describe many examples of this “Big C culture.”  Our common objective is smart and insightful tourism that will help us to appreciate the French cultural heritage.

 

By "small c culture" we mean those more subtle or hidden aspects of culture, such as assumptions, beliefs, value systems, notions of time and space, relationship to family and state, and so on. The experience of living with a French family, along with our readings and discussions, will allow us to identify and describe elements of “small c culture.”  Our common objective is to gain insights about the hidden differences between French and American cultural values, attitudes, and beliefs. Learning to cross cultural boundaries is a valuable skill in the modern world.

 

Visits and Excursions

Students spend five days touring Paris and learning its history.  Visits there will include Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, l'Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, the museums of the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay as well as optional visits to the Pompidou, Carnavalet, Rodin, Picasso, and medieval Cluny museums.

 

Weekly visits to historical and architectural sites in Lyon include: Fourvière and the Gallo-Roman Museum and Roman ruins, Vieux Lyon, the Gothic cathedral St Jean and 'traboules',  the Musée des Beaux Arts, the Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation, and other visits of student's choice.  

 

Weekend excursions highlight the geographic and architectural diversity of France:  a one-day trip to Pérouges, a medieval village and a working vignoble and château in the Beaujolais wine region north of Lyon, and three-day excursions to the Alps (Annecy and Chamonix, including the Aiguille du Midi) and to the Camargue (Saintes Maries de la Mer) and Provence (Arles, le Pont du Gard, and Avignon).   

 

 

Grade Breakdown

  • Course Exams  2 x 20                                    40%
  • Quizzes, homework                                                40%
  • Participation                                                            20%

FR 507 • First-Year French II

36430 • Spring 2010
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 101

See attached file.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

36747 • Fall 2009
Meets MTWTH 3:00PM-4:15PM MEZ 2.118

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 506 • First-Year French I

35800 • Spring 2009
Meets MTWTH 3:00PM-4:15PM BEN 1.108

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 507 • First-Year French II

36940 • Fall 2008
Meets MTWTH 3:00PM-4:15PM BEN 1.108

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

36725 • Spring 2008
Meets MTWTH 3:00PM-4:15PM MEZ 2.122

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

37380 • Fall 2007
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.208

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

36085 • Spring 2007
Meets MTWTH 3:00PM-4:15PM MEZ 2.122

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

36820 • Fall 2006
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.126

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

35235 • Spring 2006
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:30PM BEN 1.106

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

35245 • Spring 2006
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM 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

34700 • Fall 2005
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 2.118

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 612 • Accel Sec-Year Fr: Four Skills

33655 • Spring 2005
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM JES A305A

French 612 is an accelerated second-year French course that serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by
practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and
reading. Additionally, this course serves to broaden your knowledge of
francophone culture.

The prerequisite to enroll in this course is the completion of French
507 or 508 with a C or better, or the equivalent in a placement test.


This will be the LAST semester this course will be offered.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

34370 • Fall 2004
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 2.118

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 612 • Accel Sec-Year Fr: Four Skills

32395 • Spring 2004
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM JES A305A

French 612 is an accelerated second-year French course that serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by
practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and
reading. Additionally, this course serves to broaden your knowledge of
francophone culture.

The prerequisite to enroll in this course is the completion of French
507 or 508 with a C or better, or the equivalent in a placement test.


This will be the LAST semester this course will be offered.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

32950 • Fall 2003
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM BAT 104

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 506 • First-Year French I

31975 • Spring 2003
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM BAT 102

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

31985 • Spring 2003
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 102

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32410 • Fall 2002
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 2.112

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32430 • Fall 2002
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM HRH 2.112

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

31960 • Spring 2002
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM BAT 102

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

31970 • Spring 2002
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 215

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32805 • Fall 2001
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM BAT 105

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

31955 • Spring 2001
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM BAT 102

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

31965 • Spring 2001
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 104

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32460 • Fall 2000
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM BAT 105

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32470 • Fall 2000
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 105

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

Publications


Kelton, K., Blyth, C., Guilloteau, N. & Eubank, E. (2004, September) Fran. First-Year French at UT

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Kelton, K., Blyth, C., Eubank, E., Munn, Y., Myers, L., Moore, W. & Delyfer, C. (2000, September) Tex's French Grammar: grammaire de l.

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