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Fr 202 IS, Second Year French, Sec 2

University of Mississippi
Department of Modern Languages
  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 masters degree in Second Language Acquisition and a PhD in Discourse Analysis both from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil).

Contact Information:

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Course Description

French 202 is the last Intermediate French Language class designed for students who have had the equivalent of three semesters of French instruction. During this 12-lesson Independent Study course, students will perfecti their written and oral skills, enabling them to effectively communicate in French.

A variety of cultural issues, grammar points, contextual vocabulary, and readings will be examined and considered. Each lesson includes an assignment based on the activities of the textbook to be followed by an eventual midterm exam and an eventual final exam. Additionally, most lessons require a recording activity, as well.

Textbook Information:

FR 101 TEXTBOOK

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. MyFrenchLab access is required.

You must purchase MYFRENCH LAB:

MYFRENCHLAB for Chez Nous. BranchÈ sur le Monde Francophone. Fourth Edition. ISBN 978-0205215072

Students can access all of the pages of the manual, audio resources, video clips and workbook at MyFrenchLab.com.
To enroll in MyFrenchLab, go to http://www.myfrenchlab.com/

On the Registration page, click on "Student"
  • The next screen asks: Do you have an access code?
    • If you have an access code, click Yes, then go to step 3.
    • If you do not have an access code, click No, and follow the instructions to purchase the access code.
    • You will need to select the "Chez Nous" book. Read "Terms of Agreement" and click "Accept" Under "Do you have a Pearson account?", check "No."
    • Create a login and password.
  • Enter the access code that you purchased.
  • Under "Do you have a Course ID from your instructor?", check "Yes"
  • enter ID: CRSKLCE-8018100
  • Click "Next" to complete the other steps. Confirm your registration.

If you would like to purchase the physical textbook:

Chez nous: BranchÈ sur le monde francophone (4th Edition) by Albert Valdman, Cathy Pons and Mary Ellen Scullen (Jan 23, 2009)0205933769-9780205933761

The companion website with audio and web links can be accessed by clicking http://wps.prenhall.com/ml_valdman_cheznous

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com or ABEbooks.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Semester Midpoint Requirements:

Requirements for semester students: (Note: this does not apply to Flex (asynchronous) students. If you are unsure of your status, the information appears in your gradebook.)

  1. Complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.
  2. Reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your orientation information. Any lesson assignment or exam needed to reach the midpoint but not completed by the midpoint deadline will receive a grade of zero.
  3. The last day to submit lessons and complete course exams (other than the final) is the last day of class per the UM Registrarís academic calendar.
  4. The final exam must be taken by the last day of finals week.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. Emphasizing communication developed through authentic language samples and tasks
  2. Encouraging cultural comparisons
  3. Presenting a broad cross section of French-speaking communities
  4. Fostering connections by guiding students through a variety of disciplines, including history, geography, art, and literature
  5. Promoting skill development within a distinctive cultural framework

Course Outline:

This course consists of 12 instructional modules (or lessons).

Lesson
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester
Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz
Week 1
0
Introduction
Discussion board
Week 1
1
Chapitre 10, LeÁon 1 Recording Assignment, Written Assignment Week 1
2
Chapitre 10, LeÁon 2 Recording Assignment, Written Assignment Week 2
3
Chapitre 10, LeÁon 3 Written Assignment Week 3
4
Chapitre 10, Venez chez nous! Written Assignment, MyFrenchLab Week 4
5
Chapitre 11, LeÁon 1 Recording Assignment, Written Assignment Week 5
6
Chapitre 11, LeÁon 2 Recording Assignment, Written Assignment Week 6
Midcourse Exam
Covers lessons 1-6
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 7
MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your orientation information.

If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the exam has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your orientation information.
7
Chapitre 11, LeÁon 3 Written Assignment Week 8
8
Chapitre 11, Venez chez nous! Written Assignment, MyFrenchLab Week 9
9
Chapitre 12, LeÁon 1 Written Assignment Week 10
10
Chapitre 12, LeÁon 2 Written Assignment Week 11
11
Chapitre 12, LeÁon 3 Written Assignment Week 12
12
Chapitre 12, Venez chez nous! Written Assignment, MyFrenchLab Week 13
Final Oral Exam
The Final Oral Exam is a timed listen-and-respond test. It is not proctored but once begun must be completed. The test will auto-submit at the end of 10 minutes. The test must be submitted before you take the final exam. Final Oral Exam Week 13-14
Final Exam
Comprehensive exam from all chapters (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 14

Grading:

GRADING SCALE:

93 - 100% = A
90 - 92% = A-
87 - 89% = B+
83 - 86% = B
80 - 82% = B-
77 - 79% = C+
73 - 76% = C
70 - 72% = C-
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

Devoir Ecrit (Homework Assignments) 10%
Recordings 10%
MyFrenchLab 10%
Midcourse Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Oral Exam 10%
TOTAL 100%

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded!

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