The Department of French and Italian

Daniel M Kahozi


Assistant Professor of Instruction

Assistant Professor of Instruction, French Studies

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FR 325C • Crisis And Conflict

36290 • Spring 2022
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM GDC 2.210
GC

FR 325 C - Crisis and Conflict 

FR 325C, “Crisis and Conflict,” focuses on historical and social conflicts as primarily manifested in texts, by which we mean: novel, poetry, essays, but also film, music and art.
Themes deal specifically with moments of crisis (involving language, race, ethnic, gender, class, religious and national identity) in the history of francophone countries in Africa.

Instruction will emphasize strategies of reading and interpreting texts. In this particular course section, we will explore the ways in which writers, musicians and filmmakers raise awareness about the consequences of social conflicts and human rights violations in post-independence African francophone countries.

We will deal with such themes by studying an assortment of texts and genres from 1960 to the present.

Class time will not simply focus on the comprehension of texts, but rather, on their interpretation, so as to emphasize the way you can engage with them as a group. Interpretation being a subjective term, each course participant must come ready and prepared to engage critically with the material. If each discussion shall be guided and contextualized by the professor, the notion of exchange is primordial. Asking questions, sharing ideas and challenging conventional knowledge are all imperative tasks you will pursue during the semester.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to analyze and explain the interaction between different cultural and historical crises and conflicts and the texts studied.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate comprehension of main ideas in a variety of literary genres, even when something unexpected is expressed (interpretive reading, Advanced-Low on the ACTFL proficiency scale: https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Can-Do_Statements_2015.pdf).
  3. Students will be able to respond critically to the studied texts in various time-frames (presentational writing, Advanced-Low on the ACTFL proficiency scale: https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Can-Do_Statements_2015.pdf).

 

 

FR 601C • Beginning French

37105 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM BEN 1.126
Hybrid/Blended

Welcome to the French Intensive Language Program. French 601C is the first semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes no previous knowledge of the language.  Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. Français interactifhelps 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 407 • Introductory French II-Wb

37120 • Fall 2021
Internet; Asynchronous

French 407, the second semester beginning online French course offered by the University of Texas at Austin. In this online course, we will be using the first-year French curriculum of Français interactif, a beginning French program developed here at the University of Texas.

The goal of FR 407 is to help you continue to develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French. You will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, pronunciation, and cultural information, all naturally embedded in videos and online activities.

In addition to working independently on the online activities, there are also synchronous (Conferences) and asynchronous (Discussions) interactions with classmates that you will record online as assignments (videos, conversations, surveys, etc.).

FR W407 • Introductory French II-Wb

80870 • Summer 2021
Internet; Asynchronous

Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the novice to intermediate levels of proficiency. Designed novice level proficiency and prior French coursework. Prerequisite: French 406 with a grade of at least C.

 

Taught online with established deadlines. Online activities and exams may be scheduled. Go to http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tower/online/courses/ for additional information and to test your computer and internet connectivity.

FR 611C • Intermediate French-Wb

36780 • Spring 2021
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French-Wb

36805 • Spring 2021
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French-Wb

35590 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM
Internet; Synchronous

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French-Wb

35620 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM
Internet; Synchronous

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

36180 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.122

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

36185 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.108

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

35720 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM BEN 1.126

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

35730 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM HRH 4.102B

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

36280 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 8:00AM-9:00AM MEZ 1.208

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

36285 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM GAR 1.126

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR N611C • Intermediate French

82515 • Summer 2016
Meets MWF 8:30AM-10:30AM 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 358 • Afr Francphn Lit: Wmn Voice

35945 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 2.102

See syllabus uploaded.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

35710 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM JES A203A

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

35935 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM GAR 2.112

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

36875 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM PAR 101

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

37230 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.106

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

37030 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM PAR 208

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

36750 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.210

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 611C • Intermediate French

36695 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM PAR 208

French 611C is the second semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes a basic knowledge of the language. Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 601C • Beginning French

36510 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM WAG 208

Welcome to the French Intensive Language Program. French 601C is the first semester elementary French course at the University of Texas and assumes no previous knowledge of the language.  Français interactif is a unique beginning French program developed at the University of Texas. Français interactifhelps 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 beginning French at UT!  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!  More specifically, the goal of this course is to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  This means that you will learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information, which is embedded naturally in the videos and textbook content.  The classroom focus is on learner-centered group activities and language is naturally communicative.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

36495 • Fall 2011
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM JES A209A

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

36770 • Spring 2011
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 4.102B

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.comGo 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 quizzesMost 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

36265 • Fall 2010
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 2.112

French 507, Fall 2010                                                      bienvenue!

Course description

 

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 2009 should register for French 508K.

 

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 312K, 612, 118).

 

Required Materials 

FR 507 text , Français interactif  available for purchase at qoop.com.

 

   •  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.   Written copies of the grammar pages are included in the 507 text for home study.

 

Recommended

Compact  Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary ISBN 0-19-864535X (at the Coop) which is required for FR 312K, L, N and upper division courses.  There is also an online dictionary for your use at http://www.french-linguistics.co.uk/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 pop quizzesMost daily homework and participation grades will be valued at 10 points each, except compositions, which will be worth 20 points.  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, similar to those in the text and on-line grammar.  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 Wednesday, May 12 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. contingent upon Registrar Scheduling.  A makeup will be given on Thursday, May 13 from 7-10 p.m. for students with verified schedule conflicts.  Please notify your instructor to obtain course supervisor's permission.

 

Course supervision 

Your instructor _________________________________________ (name) may be reached in ___________________(office),   hours: _____________________  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.  

 

 

Note to students with a disability:  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 or 471-4641(TTY).

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