The Department of French and Italian

Patricia Kyle


PHD French Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington

Director of Online Instruction, French
Patricia Kyle

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Interests


Language Learning and Instruction, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Languages with Technology, Digital Instructional Design

Biography


Patricia Kyle is Coordinator for Special Projects for the College of Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services and Director of Online Instruction in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds the PhD in French Linguistics from Indiana University where she specialized in Applied French Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition and she holds an MBA and MA in Information and Learning Technologies from the University of Colorado. Patricia has taught French language and linguistics, second language acquisition, and language teaching methodology at the graduate and undergraduate levels and specializes in the design, implementation, management, and staffing of online language courses.  

Courses


FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills-Wb

35645 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM
Internet

FR 317C is an intermediate French course that continues the development of your communication abilities and functions as a linguistic and cultural bridge from basic to advanced French studies. Entitled, Confluence francophone: Explorations linguistique et culturelle, the online learning material for the course is founded on authentic multi-media documents and has been designed to promote linguistic development, provide in-depth knowledge about three francophone communities, and develop intercultural analytical skills. Each of its three modules treats key aspects of a selected francophone city: Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Lyon, France, and Montréal, Québec, Canada, including the cities' history, communities, cultural practices, and linguistic landscape as well as their arts, sports, music, and cuisine. Learning outcomes are defined and measured with respect to your ability to interpret and express cultural and linguistic concepts in French, demonstrate knowledge of key characteristics of the three francophone communities treated, and apply intercultural skills necessary for understanding and appreciating a new culture. 

FR 412K • Intermediate French I-Wb

36220 • Spring 2020
Internet

French 412K, the third semester 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 412K is to help you continue to develop your listening, speaking,
reading and writing skills in French. You also learn useful vocabulary, grammatical
structures, and cultural information, all naturally embedded in the videos and online
activities.

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

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36245 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 1.216

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 412K • Intermediate French I-Wb

35740 • Fall 2019
Internet

French 412K, the third semester 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 412K is to help you continue to develop your listening, speaking,
reading and writing skills in French. You also learn useful vocabulary, grammatical
structures, and cultural information, all naturally embedded in the videos and online
activities.

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

FR 412K • Intermediate French I-Wb

36330 • Spring 2019
Internet

French 412K, the third semester 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 412K is to help you continue to develop your listening, speaking,
reading and writing skills in French. You also learn useful vocabulary, grammatical
structures, and cultural information, all naturally embedded in the videos and online
activities.

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

FR 412K • Intermediate French I-Wb

36470 • Fall 2018
Internet

French 412K, the third semester 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 412K is to help you continue to develop your listening, speaking,
reading and writing skills in French. You also learn useful vocabulary, grammatical
structures, and cultural information, all naturally embedded in the videos and online
activities.

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

FR W406 • Introductory French I-Wb

81825 • Summer 2018
Internet

Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the novice level of proficiency. Designed for students with no prior coursework in French.

 

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 W407 • Introductory French II-Wb

81830 • Summer 2018
Internet

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 406 • Introductory French I-Wb

36135 • Spring 2018
Internet
FR 406
Title: Introductory French I
Description:  Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing at the Novice level of proficiency. Designed for students with no prior coursework in French. Taught as a fully online asynchronous course with occasional synchronous online assignments with classmates.  Follows regular UT semester calendar.  This course follows a syllabus and requires students to turn in assignments Monday through Thursday of every week.  Students must complete course with a grade of C or better to be able to progress to FR 407.
Prerequisites: None

FR 407 • Introductory French II-Wb

36140 • Spring 2018
Internet

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 412K • Intermediate French I-Wb

36215 • Spring 2018
Internet

French 412K, the third semester 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 412K is to help you continue to develop your listening, speaking,
reading and writing skills in French. You also learn useful vocabulary, grammatical
structures, and cultural information, all naturally embedded in the videos and online
activities.

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

FR 406 • Introductory French I-Wb

36640 • Fall 2017
Internet

French 406, the first semester beginning online French course offered by the University of Texas at Austin. In this online course, we will be using the online adaptation of the traditional first-year
French curriculum of Français interactif, a beginning French program developed here at the University of Texas.

The main goal of FR 406 is to help you develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French. You also learn useful vocabulary, grammatical structures, pronunciation, and cultural information, all 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 and post as assignments (videos, conversations, surveys, etc.).

FR 412K • Intermediate French I-Wb

36700 • Fall 2017
Internet

French 412K, the third semester 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 412K is to help you continue to develop your listening, speaking,
reading and writing skills in French. You also learn useful vocabulary, grammatical
structures, and cultural information, all naturally embedded in the videos and online
activities.

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

FR F317C • Enhancing French Skills-Fra

82235 • Summer 2017

French 317C | Summer 2017                                                

Course description

Bienvenue! Enhancing French Skills is an advanced intermediate course that continues 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, cultural readings, interviews, videos, and websites.  This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for French 320E and 324L.  Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C (not a C-).

Required materials (go to Canvas for information on how to purchase):

  • Textbook: Roesch et Rolle-Harold. La France au quotidien4th ed. Presses universitaires de Grenoble: 2012
  • Textbook:  Katz.  Contextualized French Grammar. Cengage: 2013
  • Course packet (in-class activity manual) available to print for free from course website, chapter by chapter or to purchase at UTCopy in GSB
  • Course Website: Enhancing French Skills: http://sites.la.utexas.edu/enhancing-french-skills/

 Recommended

Grading

Assignments and evaluations (35% overall)

  • Texas French Grammar assignments
  • Oral assessments
  • Homework assignments
  • Quizzes

 

 

5%


5%


10%

15%

Exams 1-4 (10% each)

 40%

Final Oral Exam

            10%

Final Written Exam

15%

TOTAL

100%

The Lower-Division Grading Scale for French is the following:

97-93   A   
92-90   A-   

  

89-87   B+   
86-83   B   
82-80   B-   

 

79-77   C+   
76-73   C   
72-70   C-   

 

69-67   D+   
66-63   D   
62-60   D-   
Less than 60   F  

  


You must receive a grade of a C or higher (73% or higher) in order to continue on to FR 320E.  A grade of a C- is not sufficient to continue on to FR 320E.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36535 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.208

FR317C

Enhancing French Skills is an advanced intermediate course that continues 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, cultural readings, interviews, videos, and websites.  This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for French 320E and 324L.  Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C (not a C-).

 

Required materials (go to Canvas for information on how to purchase):

  • Textbook: Roesch et Rolle-Harold. La France au quotidien. 4th ed. Presses universitaires de Grenoble: 2012
  • Textbook:  Katz.  Contextualized French Grammar. Cengage: 2013
  • Course packet (in-class activity manual) available to print for free from course website, chapter by chapter or to purchase at UTCopy in GSB
  • Course Website : Enhancing French Skills : http://sites.la.utexas.edu/enhancing-french-skills/

  Grading

Assignments and evaluations (35% overall)

  • Tex assignments
  • Oral assessments
  • Homework assignments
  • Quizzes

 

5%

5%

10%

15%

Exams 1-4 (10% each)

 40%

Oral Exam

            10%

Final Exam

15%

TOTAL

100%

 

 

The Lower-Division Grading Scale for French is the following:

 

97-93   A   

92-90   A-   

  

89-87   B+   

86-83   B   

82-80   B-   

 

  79-77   C+   

  76-73   C   

  72-70   C-   

 

  69-67   D+   

  66-63   D   

  62-60   D-   

 Less than 60   F  

 

 

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