Fre 201-202

 

Texts:  Cinephile 

 

Teacher: James Tomek   846-4077 office   846-7136  home , Yvonne Tomek   846-4064

Office Hours:   TBA

Objectives: Review of French Grammar with additional practice in reading and writing

            French.

 

Attendance: 

 

1. In addition to the university policy in the DSU Bulletin, regular attendance is an integral part of the classroom requirement of your final grade. Unexcused absences will lower the class work grade (1 absence/1 letter grade, 2-5 absences/2 letter grades, 6 or more/no credit). 

 

Student Responsibilities:

1.      Students will prepare the grammar or structural exercises in each chapter. They should write the answers out and be prepared to answer specific questions both orally and written. They should understand the structures in these sentences and be ready to produce different sentences upon request of the teacher.

2.      Students will prepare assigned exercises from questions on individual films.

3.      Students should see the complete film associated with each chapter.

 

Procedure: We will meet 3 hours per week.  We will take quizzes on each chapter’s material.

 

Grading:

            Classwork, quizzes, preparation of exercises................... 50%

            Final Exam............…………………………………….....50%

 

All quizzes and exams will be based on the questions in the text, workbook, and handouts.

 

On quizes and tests, each question will be worth 4 points. No credit will be given for miscomprehension. Other points wll be deducted for spelling and grammatical errors. Eg. A test with 40 questions would have 160 points. A = -16 points or fewer, B = -32 points or fewer, C=-48, D=-64, F=-65 and more.

Overall Grades will be calculated on the 4.0 system: A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0  (below 1.0 is failing)

 

In some cases, this course will be run as a “workshop.” In place of formal quizzes and exams students will be evaluated according to their “notebooks.” This is done in classes where there is a limited number of students allowing for a close teacher-student interaction. Students will be allowed to correct their work in class. Examinations will be in the form of meetings with the teacher to evaluate how well the student has learned the material. All “notebook” exercises will be from the textbook in question. Students who miss more than three classes will have to take a formal test on the material covered in class.

 

Alternate Syllabus  Yvonne Tomek

 

                                    Fre 201-202

 

Texts:  Personnages, Text and CD 

Teacher: Yvonne Tomek   846-4064   office   846-7136  home

Office Hours:   TBA

Objectives: Review of French Grammar with additional practice in reading and writing

                    French.

 

Attendance: 

 

1. In addition to the university policy in the DSU Bulletin, regular attendance is an integral part of the classroom requirement of your final grade. Unexcused absences will lower the class work grade (1 absence/1 letter grade, 2-5 absences/2 letter grades, 6 or more/no credit). 

 

Student Responsibilities:

1.      Students will prepare the grammar or structural exercises after each chapter. They should write the answers out and be prepared to answer specific questions both orally and written. They should understand the structures in these sentences and be ready to produce different sentences upon request of the teacher.

2.      Students will prepare assigned exercises for the reading selections.

3.      Students should listen to the CD lesson of each chapter.

 

Procedure: We will meet 3 hours per week.  We will take quizzes on each chapter’s material.

 

Grading:

            Classwork and Preparation of Exercises         30%

            Quizzes                                                           40%

            Final Exam                                                      30%

 

All quizzes and exams will be based on the questions in the text, workbook, and handouts.

 

On quizzes and tests, each question will be worth 4 points. No credit will be given for miscomprehension. Other points will be deducted for spelling and grammatical errors. Eg. A test with 40 questions would have 160 points. A = -16 points or fewer, B = -32 points or fewer, C=-48, D=-64, F=-65 and more.

Overall Grades will be calculated on the 4.0 system: A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0  (below 1.0 is failing)

 

In some cases, this course will be run as a “workshop.” In place of formal quizzes and exams students will be evaluated according to their “notebooks.” This is done in classes where there is a limited number of students allowing for teacher-student close interaction. Students will be allowed to correct their work in class. Examinations will be in the form of meetings with the teacher to evaluate how well the student has learned the material. All “notebook” exercises will be from the textbook in question. Students who miss more than three classes will have to take a formal test on the material covered in class.