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French 101

University of Mississippi
Department of Modern Languages
(662) 915-7298
  3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Lorena Fonseca

Lorena Fonseca

Dr. Fonseca is a lecturer of French at the Modern Languages Department in The University of Mississippi. She has a joint PhD in Discourse Analysis from both Lumières-Lyon II (France) and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil).

Contact Information:

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The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

French 101 is an introductory course in French. Intended for those who have not previously studied the language, it fulfills the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom which is to introduce you to French language in as much of a communicative way as possible via correspondence.

The course is designed to develop the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as the “fifth skill”, culture. In order to become a better speaker of French, the listening activities recommended in each lesson are essential, and you should listen to it as much as possible. Preferably, while in the course, you should do some French everyday; reading, listening and writing assignments, or just leafing through the lessons. It is important that you gradually increase your vocabulary and become more and more comfortable with the language.

An additional aim is to help students acquire and appreciate the history and culture of the francophone world. This course is followed by French 102, in which these goals are furthered through continued study of the language.

Textbook Information:

FR 101 TEXTBOOK

MYFRENCHLAB
for Chez Nous. Branché sur le Monde Francophone (Fourth Edition)
by Albert Valdman, Cathy Pons and Mary Ellen Scullen
ISBN: 978-0205215072

You don't need to purchase the physical book for there is an e-book in MYFRENCHLAB but you can buy it if you feel more comfortable studying from a physical manual.

A MyFrenchLab card is to be purchased online. 

To enroll in MYFRENCHLAB, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to http://www.myfrenchlab.com/

  2. On the Registration page, click on "Student"

  3. The next screen asks:  Do you have an access code?

  4. If you have an access code, click Yes then go to step 6.

  5. If you do not have an access code, click "no" and follow instructions to purchase the access code.  You will need to select the "Chez Nous" book.

  6. Read "Terms of Agreement" and click "Accept"

  7. Under "Do you have a Pearson account?", check "No"

  8. Create a login and password.

  9. Enter the access code that you purchased.

  10. Under "Do you have a Course ID from your instructor?", check "Yes" and enter the ID: CRSKLBR-6018786

  11. Click "Next"

  12. Complete the other steps.

  13. Confirm your registration.

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices. The Ole Miss Bookstore does not stock the textbooks but can order them for you. To order through the Ole Miss Bookstore online, access http://ole-miss.bncollege.com then make the following selections:

1. Term: select "Independent Study"
2. Department: select "AH"
3. Course: select "101"
4. Section: select "I Study"

To order by phone, call 662-915-7137 and make sure that you indicate that you are ordering textbooks for an Independent Study course.

Whether you order from an online vendor or through the Ole Miss Bookstore, you must make sure that you are ordering the exact book that is required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to): 

  • developing the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as the “fifth skill”, culture

  • acquiring and learning to appreciate the history and culture of the francophone world

Course Outline:

This course consists of 15 lessons.

Lessons & Exams

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Lesson One

Chapitre préliminaire, Leçon 1 Je me présente - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #1

Lesson Two

Chapitre préliminaire, Leçon 2 - Dans la salle de class - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #2

Lesson Three

Chapitre préliminaire, Venez Chez Nous! - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #3 (MyFrenchLab recommended)

Lesson Four

Chapitre 1, Leçon 1 - Voici ma famille - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #4, Sons et Lettres

Lesson Five

Chapitre 1, Leçon 2 - Les dates importantes - Powerpoint, Web Delivery Format

Devoir écrit #5, Sons et Lettres

Lesson Six

Chapitre 1, Leçon 3 - Nos activités - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #6

Lesson Seven

Chapitre 1, Venez Chez

Devoir écrit #7 (MyFrenchLab recommended)

Mid Course Exam

Chapter 7: Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders

To be scheduled and completed before proceeding

Lesson Eight

Chapitre 2, Leçon 1 - Mes amis et moi - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #8, Sons et Lettres

Lesson Nine

Chapitre 2, Leçon 2 - Nos loisirs - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #9, Sons et Lettres

Lesson Ten

Chapitre 2, Leçon 3 - Où est-ce qu’on va ce week-end? - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #10

Lesson Eleven

Chapitre 2, Venez Chez Nous!

Devoir écrit #11(MyFrenchLab recommended)

Lesson Twelve

Chapitre 3, Leçon 1 - Nous allons à la fac - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #12, Sons et Lettres

Lesson Thirteen

Chapitre 3, Leçon 2 - Une formation professionnelle - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #13, Sons et Lettres

Lesson Fourteen

Chapitre 3, Leçon 3 - Qu’est-ce que vous voulez faire comme travail? - Powerpoint, Web Delivery

Devoir écrit #14

Lesson Fifteen

Chapitre 3, Venez Chez Nous!

Devoir écrit #15 (MyFrenchLab recommended)

Final Exam

Leçons 15

To be scheduled and completed to finalize credit

Oral Exam

To be recorded and submitted at the same time as the final exam.

To be scheduled and completed to finalize credit

Grading:

Scale
90 - 100         A
80 - 89           B
70 - 79           C
60 - 69           D
Below 60       F

Please note: FAILURE TO PASS THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

Grading Information
Each student's final course-grade shall be comprised of:

Devoir Ecrit (Homework Assignments)        20%
Recordings                                                   10%
MyFrenchLab                                               20%
Midcourse Exam                                           20%
Final Exam                                                    20%
Oral Exam                                                    10%
TOTAL                                                        100%

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