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                                     Le français 203: Intermediate French I

U.W. Parkside                                                Professeur: Dr. Evelyn Zepp
Automne, 2006                                                CA 256, 595-2363; e-mail:
MTWR 1:00-1:50                                               Heures de consultation: TR 11:00-11:50
CA 144                                                         et par rendez-vous

TEXTES:    Carlut & Meiden, French for Oral and Written Review, 5th ed. (Gr.)
           Ariew & Nerenz, Par Ici
           Zepp, Course packet (DUPLICATING); Book Exercises (DUPLICATING)
 Recommended: Carlut & Meiden, Workbook
              Morton, English Grammar for Students of French


Sept.   4     LABOR DAY
        5     -----
        6     Introduction
        7     Gr. 1--Interrogatives: I. (Adjectives) (1-2), II. (Pronouns) (3-8)
              Book Exercises A-D (pp. 1-2); Course packet (C.P.) pp. 2-4 (info); pp. 5-10

        11    Par Ici, Première unité, Chapitre I, Section 1; (Ecrivez p. 15 "Analysez et discutez" # 6)
        12    Gr. 1--II. (Pronouns) (9-10; 11-12)
              Book Exercises E-H, Ex. oral (pp. 3-4); C.P. pp. 11-20
        13    Par Ici, Ch I, Section 2; (Ecrivez p. 25 "Analysez et discutez" # 4
        14    Gr. 1--Exercices d'ensemble (A-B) [p. 271]; Gr. 1--Problem Words: Book Exercises I. (p. 5), Verb
              Review; C.P. pp. 21-22

        18   Par Ici, Ch I, Section 3; (Ecrivez p. 34, Activité 9: apportez une photo et préparez des
             questions à propos de votre photo)
        19   Gr. 2--Adjectives: I. (Form & Agreement) (1-14), II. Comparison
              Book Exercises A-F (pp. 6-8); C.P. pp. 23-26
              Gr. 1 devoirs: Exer. d'ensem. C; Words: J (p. 13)
        20    Par Ici, Révision Ch I                                                  COMPOSITION # 1
        21    Gr. 2--III. Position
              Book Exercises G-H, Ex. oral (pp. 9-10); C.P. p. 27-33

        25    Par Ici, Chapitre II, Section 1; (Ecrivez pp. 51-52 "Analysez et discutez" # 2)
        26    Gr. 2--Ex. d'ensemble (A-D); Gr. 2--Problem Words: Book Exercises I. (p. 11),
              Verb Review; C.P. p. 34
        27    Par Ici, Ch II, Section 2; (Ecrivez p. 62 "Analysez et discutez" # 5)
        28    Révision Gr. 1 & 2
              (Gr. 2 devoirs en classe: (Xerox handout [p. 27]); Words: J (p. 29)

Oct.    2     EXAMEN I (Gr. 1-2, Par Ici: I, II: 1-2)
        3     Gr. 3--Adverbs: I. (Formation), II. (Position)
              Book Exercises A-C (pp. 12-13); C.P. pp. 35-40 (Jeopardy game)
        4     Par Ici, Ch 2, Section 3; (Ecrivez p. 70, Activité 10)
        5     Gr. 3--III. (Negative Constructions)
              Book Exercises D-G, Ex. oral (pp. 14-16); C.P. pp. 41-43

         9    Par Ici, Révision Ch II                                     COMPOSITION # 2
        10    Gr. 3--Exer. d'ensemb. (A-C); Gr. 3--Problem Words: Book Exercises H., I. (p. 17),
              Verb Review; C.P. p. 44

       11   Par Ici, Deuxième unité, Chapitre III, Section 1; (Ecrivez p. 87 "Analysez et discutez" #    5)
       12   Gr. 4--The Use of Tenses: I. (Present), II. (Future)
            Book Exercises A-B (pp. 18-19); C.P. p. 45-46 (lesson outline), pp. 47-50 (info);
            pp. 51-67 (verb forms; pp. 68-73 (present); pp. 74-75 (future); pp. 76-77 (exercises)
            (Gr. 3 devoirs : Exer. d'ensem. D; Words: J (p. 44)

       16   Par Ici, Ch III, Section 2; (Ecrivez p. 97 "Analysez et discutez" # 2)
       17   Gr. 4--The Use of Tenses: III. (Conditional), IV. (Pluperfect and Related Tenses), V. (Future
            Book Exercises C-G (pp. 20-22); C.P. p. 78 (compound tenses); p. 79 (Etre verbs ); p. 80
            (infinitive); p. 81 (future perfect); p. 82 (conditional perfect); p. 83 (exercise)
       18   Par Ici, Ch III, Section 3; (Ecrivez p. 106, Activités 12 et 13)
       19   Gr. 4--VI. (Conditional Sentences)
            Book Exercises H-J, Ex. oral (pp. 23-25); C.P. p. 84 (cond. sentences); pp. 85-87 (examples);
            pp. 88-89 (exercises)

       23   Par Ici, Révision Ch III                                           COMPOSITION # 3
       24   Gr. 4--Exer. d'ensem. (A-B); Gr. 4--Problem Words: Book Exercises K. (p. 26),
            Verb Review; C.P. pp. 90-93 (review); p. 94
       25   Révision Gr. 3 & 4
            Gr. 4 devoirs en classe: Exer. d'ensem. C-D; Words: M (p. 60)
       26   EXAMEN II (Gr. 3-4, Par Ici: II: 3, III)

       30   Gr. 5--Personal Pronouns: I. (Object Pronouns and Their Uses), II. (Position of Object Pronouns)
            Book Exercises A-F (pp. 27-30); C.P. pp. 95-102 (info); pp. 103-108
       31   Par Ici, Chapitre IV, Section 1; (Ecrivez p. 121 "Analysez et discutez" # 2)
Nov.    1   Gr. 5--III. (Disjunc. Pronouns)
            Book Exercises G-J, Ex. oral (pp. 31-34); C.P. pp. 109-112
       2    Par Ici, Ch IV, Section 2; (Ecrivez p. 128-129 "Analysez et discutez" # 4)

       6    Gr. 5--Exer. d'ensem. (A-B); Gr. 5--Problem Words: Book Exercises K. (p. 35),
            Verb Review; C.P. p. 113
       7    Gr. 6--Past Tenses in Narration: 1-5 (P.C. vs. Imp.)
            Book Exercises A-B (pp. 36-38); C.P. pp. 114-116 (info)
            Gr. 5 devoirs: Exer. d'ensem. C-D; Words: L (p. 76)
       8    Par Ici, Ch IV, Section 3; (Ecrivez pp. 139-140, Activités 12 et 14)
       9    Gr. 6--Past Tenses in Narration: 1-5 (P.C. vs. Imp.)
            Book Exercises C-D, Ex. oral (pp. 39-41); C.P. pp. 117-118

       13   Par Ici, Révision Ch IV                                               COMPOSITION # 4
       14   Gr. 6--6 (Passé simple)
            C.P. p. 119 (info); pp. 120-122
       15   Par Ici, Troisième unité, Chapitre V, Section 1; (Ecrivez p. 155 "Analysez et discutez" # 1)
       16   Gr. 6--Problem Words: Book Exercises E. (p. 42), Verb Review; C.P. p. 123

       20   Par Ici, Ch V, Section 2; (Ecrivez p. 163 "Analysez et discutez" # 3)
       21   Révision Gr. 5 & 6
            Gr. 6 devoirs en classe: Exer. d'ensem.; Words: F (p. 89)
       22   EXAMEN III (Gr. 5-6, Par Ici: Ch IV, V: 1-2)
       23   THANKSGIVING

       27   Gr. 7--Possessives: I. (Adjectives) (1-4), II. (Possessive Adj.s Nouns (Parts of the Body) (5-10)
            Book Exercises A-G (pp.43-46); C.P. pp. 124-127; pp. 128-132 (reflexive verbs Lessons 7 & 8)
       28   Par Ici, Ch V, Section 3; (Ecrivez pp. 173-174, Activités 11 et 12)

       29      Gr. 7--III. (Possessive Pronouns) (11-13)
               Book Exercises H, Ex. oral (p. 47) ; C.P. pp. 133-136
       30      Par Ici, Révision Ch V                                        COMPOSITION # 5

Déc.    4      Gr. 7--Problem Words: Book Exercises I. (p. 48), Verb Review; C.P. p. 137
        5      Par Ici, Chapitre VI, Section 1; (Ecrivez p. 192 "Analysez et discutez" # 4)
        6      Gr. 8--Participles: I. (Past Participle)
               Book Exercises A-H (pp. 49-52); C.P. pp. 138-141; pp. 142-145
               Gr. 7 devoirs: Exer. d'ens. A-C; Words: J (p. 101)
        7      Par Ici, Ch VI, Section 2; (Ecrivez p. 200 "Analysez et discutez" # 1)

       11      Gr. 8--II. (Present Participle)
               Book Exercises I-K, Ex. oral (pp. 53-55); C.P. pp. 146-151
       12      Par Ici, Ch VI, Section 3; (Ecrivez p. 208, Activité 8)
       13      Gr. 8--Exer. d'ensem. (A-B); Gr. 8--Problem Words: Book Exercises L. (p. 56),
               Verb Review; C.P. p. 152
       14      Par Ici, Révision Ch VI                                             COMPOSITION # 6
               Révision Gr 7 & 8
               Gr. 8 devoirs en classe: Exer. d'ensem. C; Words: M (p. 117)
               Révision générale

EXAMEN FINAL: (Gr. 7-8; Par Ici: V: 3, VI): Mercredi, le 20 décembre, 1:00-3:00

PREREQUISITES: French 104 or equivalent or Placement Exam. Student with high school or other experience in
French MUST have taken the Placement Exam or consulted with the instructor in order to be admitted to the
course. To insure equal skills among students, this requirement is adhered to strictly.

   This course is the first semester of the second year intensive review of French. It includes intensiv e grammar
review, along with continued work in reading, writing, conversation and listening comprehension. The course
will build on the exposure to the basic elements of French achieved in 103-104, but aims at achieving intermediate
competency in the four skills which eventually lead to mastery of French: listening comprehension, speaking,
reading, writing. The course also includes an introduction to literary works and concepts: an introduction to the
techniques of reading texts --analysis, description, evaluation. These readings come from a multitude of authors
and cultures, and thus extend as well the students' knowledge and comprehension of French -speaking cultures.
Through the readings, students will also work on conversation, reading skills and vocab ulary building, and
writing skills.

GRADING: Final grade will be computed approximately as follows:
 10% class attendance                                    15% compositions and exposés
 10% preparation of readings and                         10% class quizzes, dictées, etc.
      grammar lessons, participation                     30% the three hour exams
      in class                                           15% the final exam
 10% laboratory attendance and worko


 1) Class attendance and participation are essential to the development of language skills. Class attendance will
therefore be noted and your percentage of classes attended will be at least 1/10th of your grade. ANYONE
AN F IN THE CLASS. It is an appreciated courtesy to inform me if you will be missing class for a valid reason.

Full participation in class is also expected: responding to class exercises, participation in class projects, coming
to class prepared, etc. The class is defined by the group, and each individual is important to making the class
work well.

 2) Courtesy is an essential element in any social structure. Please turn off cell phones and pagers before
coming to class. Arriving late to class is disruptive for everyone. Students arriving after the first 10 minutes of
class will not be admitted to the classroom, and students who consistently arrive late will be penalized on their
attendance record.

 3) Academic honesty is an automatic expectation in a university environment. Any student cheating on
assignments or exams will receive an F on that work and may be subject to harsher penalties.

 4) Learning a language requires CONSISTENT STUDY. Cramming simply will NOT work. The student should
expect, thus, to spend a minimum of two hours study time for each class h our.

 5) The purpose of the class is to reinforce and practice what you have STUDIED OUTSIDE OF CLASS. Of
course, you may have questions and need explanations, but you should have prepared the lesson in advance of
the day it is due, so that the major part of the class can be spent working with the language in as close-to-life
situations as possible. Contact me if you need help with study techniques. To talk about language, we need to
use some grammar terms. The optional text (English Grammar for Students of French) should help you with
these; feel free as well to ask questions about terms you do not understand.

6) The student should not expect to attain instant perfection. You need to be patient, and to keep on working.
However, you can further your achievement in the language by using it as much as possible. There are French
magazines and newspapers available in the library and on -line material in the laboratory. STUDENTS WILL
The language laboratory personnel have a documentation sheet for students to complete.

 7) At this level, all work in class should be carried out in French. If you have a question you have to ask in
English, please reserve it for the beginning or end of the class period (or at least the beginning or end of an
exercise), so that the major portion of the hour will be an experience in French.

 8) Class drills, quizzes, dictées, etc. may be announced or unannounced. MISSED QUIZZES CANNOT BE
MADE UP, but a small number of misses or lowest grades will be discarded. Make -ups for hour exams will be
allowed only if I have been informed in advance that the student has a valid reason for missing the test
(messages: Mod. Lang. Office, 595-2331).

9) The student is responsible for all exercises in the grammar text (obviously, you should feel free to ask
questions about them). Exercises should be done both by repeating them orally and by writing them out.
The class packet material will also be covered in class.

10) Homework assignments are noted on the syllabus. The grammar homework comes from the Exercices
d'ensemble at the end of the text. The "Problem Words" homework is at the end of each "Problem Word"
section in the text.   You may ask questions on the homework, preferably in advance of the day it is due. It
would thus be to your advantage to prepare the homework exercises as part of your preparation of the lesson
due that day. The instructor reserves the right not to accept late homework.

11) The reader/conversation text Par Ici will aim for extended conversational practice. In addition, exposés may
be required of each student, depending on class size. Each student will present his or her material to the rest of
the class, using notes only, and attempting to speak as normally as possible. Subjects for any exposés will be
the students' choice.

12) The reader/conversation text Par Ici is also intended as a means toward vocabulary building, of practice
reading texts out loud, of comprehension of written material, and as material for building skills in writing. A

written paragraph (Ecrivez on the syllabus) is to be handed in with each of the first two sections of each chapter
of Par Ici. The third section will be an extended composition (see # 16 below).

13) Exams will be similar to class and text exercises and will include only materials thoroughly covered in class.
Missing class is, however, no excuse for ignorance of the material.

14) Free tutoring is usually available through the Tutoring Service. Contact me if you think you need help.

15) If you need individual assistance with study techniques or have other questions, feel free to contact me,
either during my office hours or by making an appointment.

16) Compositions will be drawn from the readings in Par Ici and will be due after each chapter is completed (as
indicated on the syllabus). Subjects will be one of the suggested topics (from "A écrire" at the end of the third
section in each chapter):

 1) le 20 septembre: Chapitre I (p. 35: 1 or 2)
   Essayez de poser des questions (Gr. 1) dans votre composition.

 2) le 9 octobre: Chapitre II (p. 72: 1, 2, or 3)
   Essayez d'utiliser des adjectifs (Gr. 2) et des adverbes (Gr. 3) dans votre rédaction.

 3) le 23 octobre: Chapitre III (p. 108: 1, 2, or 3)
   Utilisez autant que possible les temps des verbes dans Gr. 4 (surtout des phrases avec si).

 4) le 13 novembre: Chapitre IV (p. 141: 1, 2, or 3)
   Essayez d'utiliser correctement les pronoms de la Gr. 5.

 5) le 30 novembre: Chapitre V (p. 175: 1 or 2)
   Utilisez les temps narratifs (p.c. et imparfait) de la Gr. 6

 6) le 14 décembre: Chapitre VI (p. 210 1, 2, or 3)
   Autant que possible, utilisez Gr. 7: les possessifs (surtout les qualités du corps).
   Essayez aussi d'utiliser Gr. 8: surtout les constructions avec les participes ou celles qui les remplacent.

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