FR 201 Intermediate French I

FR 201 IS Sec 3, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Marta Chevalier

Instructor name:
Marta Chevalier, Lecturer of French, M.A.

Instructor Information:

Marta Chevalier earned her B.A. in French with Minor of Psychology, and a M.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in French with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Mississippi. Ms. Chevalier has also received the Diplôme Supérieur d’Etudes Françaises from the Alliance Française de Paris, France and the Diplôme Supérieur d’Etudes Françaises from the Institut Français de Porto, Portugal.

Marta Chevalier is a Lecturer of French in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi, where she has been teaching since 2003. She has taught Elementary French I, Elementary French II, Second Year French I, Intermediate French I, Second Year French II, Accelerated Elementary French, and Intensive Intermediate French. She is the Instructor of French for distance learning.

In addition to teaching French, Ms. Chevalier has also taught language, grammar, and cultural English courses in the Intensive English Program at the University of Mississippi.

Ms. Chevalier is the Faculty Advisor for the University of Mississippi French Club. She is also the Faculty Advisor for Éclaircir: À la Découverte du Bouquin Book Club.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

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

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
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Course Description

French 201 is an Intermediate French Language class designed for students who have had the equivalent of one year of French instruction. During this 12-lesson Independent Study course, students will continue to improve 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:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

French 201 is an elementary-intermediate course in French. Intended for those who have previously studied the language for one or two semester, it fulfills the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom which is to increase your proficiency in French language in as much of a communicative way as possible online.

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 202, in which these goals are furthered through continued study of the language.

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).

Please note that the suggested Pacing Guide to complete the course in a traditional semester is written for Fall and Spring. Full summer students need to make adjustments due to the significantly shorter time period involved.

Lesson Reading Assignments Due for Grades Suggested Pacing Guide to complete the course in a traditional semester. *Summer session students will need to make adjustments due to the shorter time period*
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
Unité 9: La Nourriture
  1. Leçon 9A
  2. Leçon 9B
  3. Savoir-faire
Vista Higher Learning assignments
Weeks 1-3
Unité 10:  La Santé
  1. Leçon 10A
  2. Leçon 10B
  3. Savoir-faire
Vista Higher Learning assignments Week 4-6
Proctored
Midterm Exam
Proctored exam in Blackboard covering Unité 9 and Unité 10 To be 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 information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the lesson 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 information.
Unité 11: La Technologie
  1. Leçon 11A
  2. Leçon 11B
  3. Savoir-faire
Vista Higher Learning assignments Week 9-11
Unité 12: En Ville
  1. Leçon 12A
  2. Leçon 12B
  3. Savoir-faire
Vista Higher Learning assignments Week 12-15
Proctored
Final Exam
Comprehensive exam in Blackboard from all units  (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam) To be completed
to finalize credit
Week 16

Grading:

GRADING SCALE:
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
Below 59 = F

GRADING INFORMATION:
Connect activities: 30%
Unit Exam 1: 20%
Unit Exam 2: 20%
Final Exam: 30%

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.