FR 201 Intermediate French I

FR 201 IS Sec 2, 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 is a lecturer of French at the University of Mississippi. Marta has been teaching for the Modern Language Department since 2003. Over the years, she has taught Elementary French I, Elementary French II, Second Year French I, Intermediate French I, Second Year French II, Accelerated Elementary French, Intensive Elementary French, and Intensive Intermediate French.

Marta is the Faculty Advisor for the University of Mississippi French Club. She is also the Faculty Adviser for Eclaircir: A la DÈcouverte 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
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826

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.


Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

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



Discussion board

Unité 9: La Nourriture

  1. Leçon 9A
  2. Leçon 9B
  3. Savoir-faire

Vista Higher Learning assignments

Unité 10:  La Santé

  1. Leçon 10A
  2. Leçon 10B
  3. Savoir-faire

Vista Higher Learning assignments

Midterm Exam

Proctored exam in Blackboard covering Unité 9 and Unité 10

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding


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

Unité 11: La Technologie

  1. Leçon 11A
  2. Leçon 11B
  3. Savoir-faire

Vista Higher Learning assignments

Unité 12: En Ville

  1. Leçon 12A
  2. Leçon 12B
  3. Savoir-faire

Vista Higher Learning assignments

Final Exam

Comprehensive exam in Blackboard from all units  (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit


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

The grading format is as follows:
Vista Assignments 50%
Midterm 25%
Final 25%


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.