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FRENCH 1001– ELEMENTARY FRENCH I

Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA


Fall 2016

Instructor: Dr. Darren Broome Office: 218 Academics


E-mail:dbroome@gordonstate.edu Phone: (678)359-5335

Office hours MTWR: 11:00am-12:30pm, 3:15pm-3:45pm

Prerequisites: French 1001 is intended for students who have not studied French previously, and
therefore has no prerequisite. Students who have knowledge of French must see the
instructor for proper placement. If you have studied French before and are thinking
of continuing your French study after this class, consult with professor and consider
moving to FREN 1002!
Course Description
Methodical presentation of the fundamental structure of the language through hearing, speaking, reading,
and writing French. Introduction to the customs, culture, and institutions of francophone people.
Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives
French 1001 will introduce you to the French language and the cultures of French-speaking countries around
the world. By the end of the course, students will learn the vocabulary, grammar, and cultural knowledge
necessary to communicate in French in a limited number of basic situations (greeting French speakers, giving
directions, following classroom directions, asking about the time, the weather, making travel plans, etc.) and
on particular topics (describing one's family, one's coursework, one's likes and dislikes, future plans, etc.).
Students will also learn about where French is spoken, levels of formality in French, and various aspects of
cultures in different Francophone countries.

Required Texts /Readings


Textbook
Angelo, Gretchen. Liberté: A First-year French Textbook. 2003. September 2015 ed.
Chapters 1-6 will be covered in this course. You may purchase these chapters as a course pack at the yulu or
you may download and print them yourself (more expensive!). You will need a printed copy of the book in
class every day. The book can be downloaded at http://www.lightandmatter.com/french/

http://www.lulu.com/shop/gretchen-angelo/libert%C3%A9-volume-1-chapters-1-to-6-student-
version/paperback/product-22323823.html

Other resources: For additional practice there is a website to accompany Liberté:


http://instruction2.mtsac.edu/french/liberte1/Default.htm.

Other equipment / material requirements


Students are required to complete laboratory portion of Liberté (section C in each chapter) on d2l.

Classroom Protocol
Students in French 1001 are expected to be active participants in the learning process, and to be courteous to and

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respectful of each other and the professor. Students should attend every class meeting, having completed the
required homework before class, and participate actively at all times, using French to communicate to the best of
their ability. Students should not leave the classroom during class except in the case of an emergency; please use
the restroom, etc., before class begins. You are expected to be present and active for the full class time: late
arrivals, early departures, or leaving class in the middle of the period will count as partial absences. Use of cell
phones, laptops, or other personal computing devices is not allowed. You may not eat or drink in class. You are
not allowed to use the classroom printer/computer or personal laptops without permission from the instructor.
Turn your cell phone off before entering class. The instructor may confiscate your phone and hold it until the
next class day if it rings in class, and he may answer it; if you answer your phone, check your messages, text
message, check the time on phone, or the phone rings, you will be counted as absent for that day, lose 2 points
from final grade, and will be asked to leave the classroom. Additionally, if you do not have a textbook to use or
share, or other classroom materials such as pen and paper, you will be counted absent, lose 2 points from final
grade, and be asked to leave the classroom. Again, you must bring a printed copy of Liberté to class each day.
Attendance/Participation: Students should arrive to class prepared/on time, ready and eager to
speak French. A student who does not want to participate in class, is not prepared for class, or
frequently misses class will most likely not succeed. Much of the time spent in class will be
opportunities for you to put to practice grammar, vocabulary, etc---this will be done usually orally.
Having problems speaking French amongst fellow classmates could negatively be reflected in your
grade; let’s not be shy. There are two “free” unexcused absences allowed. For instance, a third
unexcused absence after the two “free” absences will forfeit 2 points from the final grade.

Note on required work: An absence from class does not excuse you from any work that is due or
quizzes given on the day of your return. It is your responsibility to obtain all assignments and
information from classes missed. There is no excuse for coming to class and saying that you didn't
know what was due!

Assignments and Grading Policy


All homework must be submitted on time and exams must be taken on scheduled days except in case of
emergency. There will be no incompletes granted except for documented emergencies the last week of the quarter
or the day of the final exam.

Final Grade. The final grade will be determined by the following factors: Chapter Exams
Exams (2)………………………………………................. 25%
Cumulative final exam........................................ 20%
Homework (Section B)............................................ 15%
Lab (Section C)................................................... 20%
Mini Quizzes (?)………………………………...10%
Oral Interview …………………………………. 10 %

Grading Scale
A....90-100%; B.....80-89%; C....70-79%; 60-69%; F.... 0-59%

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A. Components of final grade
Tests and final exam
There will be two exams, each covering two chapters, and mini quizzes (taken in class, sometimes
unannounced), and a cumulative final exam. The tests will cover the material from the book, the
language lab recordings, and the exercises done in class. They are primarily written exams but will
have an oral component. There are no exam makeups except in the case of documented emergencies.
*If you score better on the cumulative final than on either exam, the final exam grade will also
replace one low exam grade.

Homework: NOTE PENALTIES FOR CHEATING


--Daily homework in this class is assigned to enable you to learn the material, participate in class,
and perform well on the chapter tests and final. There are several incentives for you to do your
homework before each class: (1) Completing the homework as assigned is worth 20% of your overall
grade. (2) Completing the language lab one hour per week is worth an additional 10% of your overall
grade. (3) Doing the homework daily will help you learn the material; failure to do your homework
will almost certainly result in lower test grades. It is VERY unusual for students who lose
substantial homework points to pass the class with a C or better.
--Each chapter of the book is divided into three sections: section A consists of in-class activities, B of
grammar explanations and written homework, and C of language lab and review activities. You must
read the B sections and complete and correct all the exercises to hand in at the beginning of each
class as assigned on the syllabus (if instructor decides to check); the completed and corrected C
section is due by the day of each chapter exam. The answers to all written B and C exercises are
contained at the end of section C; you must correct your homework in a different color ink before
handing it in in order to get credit. (Correcting means changing the wrong answers, not just
marking them wrong.) Homework submitted without any corrections will earn a 0. It is better to
complete and correct SOME of the assigned exercises, and get partial credit for those exercises, than
to hand in ALL the exercises uncorrected, and get NO credit.
--You get full credit for handing in your corrected homework, no matter how many mistakes you
made when you first did it. To get credit for an exercise, you must write SOMETHING to answer
each question/ fill in each blank before correcting it; you cannot leave some questions blank and then
“correct” them by filling in the correct answers. If you have no idea how to complete an exercise, you
probably need to reread the section before attempting it. If you are not sure you understand how to do
an exercise, it is acceptable and encouraged to do the first one or two questions in an exercise and
check and correct those answers before continuing.
--Academic honesty requires that you complete the homework yourself. Unfortunately, some
students attempt to earn credit when they did nothing but copy the answers. Any student who simply
copies the answers from the answer key on ANY exercise will receive a 0 for the ENTIRE
assignment. If you do not know how to do an exercise, omit it – it is better to get e.g. 11 out of 12
points by leaving one exercise undone, than to copy the answers to that one and get 0 out of 12
points due to cheating (better still is to come see your professor to get help on the exercise that
gave you trouble, so that you can complete it before class). The number of corrections done on
each homework assignment will of course vary by student, but almost all students will make minor
mistakes, or have natural variations in their answers, so it is very rare that you will have no
corrections on a given day's homework (although you may have no corrections on a particular
exercise). If your professor suspects that you have cheated on your homework by simply copying
the answers to any exercise, you will receive a 0 for the entire assignment. Any student may
challenge a 0 grade by redoing the questioned exercise, using their book, in the professor's office.
If the student is indeed able to complete the suspect exercise flawlessly, they will get full credit
for the assignment. Repeated instances of cheating will result in the filing of an Academic
Dishonesty Report.
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--Late homework is not accepted, but if you are absent, you may hand in all homework on the day you
return. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to review what was covered in class and check to see
if there were any changes to assigned homework, so that you may turn it in on time.

Lab Component.
Audio recordings for the book are available on D2L.
Time spent in the lab is worth 10% of your overall grade, as noted above. You will not get credit
for more than one hour spent in the lab at a time. If you miss a week, you may make it up in a
subsequent week ONLY if you do separate sessions of no more than an hour each. You should take
your book to the language lab and complete the lab worksheet (in section C) as you listen to the
recordings. Most exercises are oral (nothing to write down), but if the directions specify that you
should write down an answer, you must complete, correct and hand in these written lab exercises,
as well as the assigned written chapter review, by the day of the chapter exam, as noted on the
syllabus; these give you homework points in addition to the points earned for time in the lab.
Listening to the recordings just one time would take you less than one hour per week, but you should
listen to them more than once and pause/ repeat the exercises as necessary to practice your aural
comprehension and spoken French.

ORAL INTERVIEW: There will be a face-to face interview with instructor at the end of the semester. More
details of the oral tests will be presented later in the course.

Title IX
Gordon State College is committed to providing an environment free of all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment,
including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. If you (or someone you know) has experienced or
experiences any of these incidents, know that you are not alone. All faculty members at Gordon State College are mandated
reporters. Any student reporting any type of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or
stalking must be made aware that any report made to a faculty member under the provisions of Title IX will be reported to
the Title IX Coordinator or a Title IX Deputy Coordinator. If you wish to speak with someone confidentially, you must
contact the Counseling and Accessibility Services office, Room 212, Student Life Center. The licensed counselors in the
Counseling Office are able to provide confidential support.

Gordon State College does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy, parenting or related conditions.
Students seeking accommodations on the basis of pregnancy, parenting or related conditions should contact Counseling and
Accessibility Services regarding the process of documenting pregnancy related issues and being approved for
accommodations, including pregnancy related absences as defined under Title IX.

ADA and 504


If you have a documented disability as described by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973, Section 504, you may be eligible to receive accommodations to assist in programmatic and/or physical
accessibility. The Counseling and Accessibility Services office located in the Student Center, Room 212 can assist you in
formulating a reasonable accommodation plan and in providing support in developing appropriate accommodations to
ensure equal access to all GSC programs and facilities. Course requirements will not be waived, but accommodations may
assist you in meeting the requirements. For documentation requirements and for additional information, contact Counseling
and Accessibility Services at 678-359-5585.
Email as an official form of communication at Gordon State College
Gordon State College’s "official" means of communicating with students is through e-mail, using students'
GSC assigned email address.

Students are expected to access their GSC e-mail account on a regular basis so that official university, college,
department and course communications are delivered and received in a timely manner, and students do not
miss important communications. Students are considered to have been "officially notified" when information
is sent to their GSC email address.

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Tentative Class Schedule:
This class schedule may be modified; changes if made will be announced in class. If you miss class, it is your
responsibility to check with the teacher for any change in homework assignments; also be sure to go over the A
sections covered that day, especially the culture sections which are included on each chapter exam.

Date Material to be covered in class Homework (to hand in next class). RESPECT RULES on
homework composition: DO NOT COPY!
Aug 10 Wed Introduction; Chapter 1 Due Aug 15: Read/reread chapter 1 sections B.1-B.4
Week 1 Chap 1 Chapter 1 A.1: Bonjour! (alphabet and pronunciation;, subject pronouns; the verb
être; commands); complete and correct all exercises as
detailed earlier in syllabus.
Aug 15 Mon Chapter 1 A.2: Identifications; Due Aug 17: Read chapter 1 sections B.5-B.8 (articles and
Week 2 Chap 1 A.3 le cours de français gender; numbers; gender of adjectives; questions);
complete and correct all exercises.
Aug 17 Wed Chapter 1 A.4: Les chiffres; Due Aug 22: Read chapter 1 B.9-B.10 (possessives; IPA),
Week 2 Chap 1 A.5 : Descriptions complete and correct exercises.

Begin going to language lab this week.


**Due Aug 24 TO TURN IN: Complete and correct chapter
1 section C: lab worksheet (C.1-C.5; only written exercises
must be handed in) and remainder of review section C.6.2-
6.8.
Aug 22 Mon Chapter 1 A.5 : Descriptions **Due Aug 24: Read chapter 2 B.1-B.3 (indefinite articles;
Week 3 Chap 1 (continued) ; A.6: Résumé prépositions de lieu; possession with prepositions);
(Review) complete and correct all exercises.
If you have not yet completed the Chapter 1 C section (lab
and review), also do so by Aug 24 (see previous box).
Aug 24 Wed Chap 2 A.1 (through A.1.6): Nos Due Aug 29: Read chapter 2 B.4-B.6 (possessive adjectives;
Week 3 Chap 2 objets personnels avoir; il y a); complete and correct exercises.

Aug 29 Mon Chapter 2 A.1.7 : Possessions ; Due Aug 31: Read chapter 2 sections B.7-9 (simple
Week 4 Chap 2 A.2: Ma famille negation; expressions with avoir; age); complete and
correct all exercises
Aug 31 Wed Chapter 2 A.3 : Ma maison Due Sep 7: Write Chap 2 compositions C.7.1 (do all,
Week 4 Chap 2 regardless of instructions in book).
Sep 5 Mon LABOR DAY-NO CLASS
Week 5 Chap 2
Sep 7 Wed Chapter 2 A.4: l'âge; A.5, Nos **Due Sep 14 TO TURN IN: Complete and correct lab
Week 5 Chap 2 conditions physiques/ mentales worksheet (C.1-C.6) and review section C.7 to hand in on
exam day.
Sep 12 Mon Chapter 2 Review, section A.6: Homework due Sep 14 is listed on previous line.
Week 6 Chap 2 Résumé Study for exam.
Sep 14 Wed Exam 1, chapters 1-2 Due Sep 19: Read chapter 3 sections B.1-B.2 (telling time;
Week 6 EXAM regular verbs); complete and correct all exercises

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Date Material to be covered in class Homework (to hand in next class). RESPECT RULES on
homework composition: DO NOT COPY!
Sep 19 Mon Chapter 3 A.1: Mon emploi du Due Sep 21: Read chapter 3 sections B.3-B.4 (two-verb
Week 7 Chap 3 temps; A.2: la vie à l'université sentences, yes/no questions); complete and correct all
exercises
Sep 21 Wed Chapter 3 A.3: le travail Due Sep 26: Read chapter 3 section B.5-B.6 (interrogative
Week 7 Chap 3 adjective quel; spelling-change -er verbs); complete and
correct all exercises; Write comps C.7.1 (write all 3)
Sep 26 Mon Chapter 3 A.4: Les loisirs Due Sep 28: Complete and correct lab worksheet (C.1-C.6)
Week 8 Chap 3 and review section C.7 to hand in at next class.
Sep 28 Wed Chapter 3 Review, A.5: Due Oct 3: Read chapter 4 B.1-B.3 (prepositions à and de;
Week 8 Chap 3 Résumé aller, -ir verbs), complete and correct all exercises
Oct 3 Mon Chapter 4 A.1: En ville; A.2, Due Oct 5: Read chapter 4 sections B.4-B.5 (the verb faire;
Week 9 Chap 4 Directions weather expressions); complete and correct all exercises
Oct 5 Wed Chapter 4 A.3: Les saisons et le Due Oct 12: Read chapter 4 B.6 (the passé composé);
Week 9 Chap 4 climat complete and correct all exercises; compositions C.9.1
(write all)
Oct 12 Wed Chapter 4 A.4: Les voyages **Due Oct 19: Complete and correct chap 4 section C lab
Week 10 Chap 4 worksheet (C.1-C.8) and review section C.9 to hand in by
exam day.
Oct 17 Mon Chapter 4 A.5 : Résumé Homework due Oct 19 is listed on previous line.
Week 11 Chap 4 Study for exam.
Oct 19 Wed Exam2 , chapters 3-4. Due Oct 24: Read chapter 5 section B.1 (-re verbs);
Week 11 EXAM complete and correct all exercises.
Oct 24 Mon Chapter 5 section A.1: Les Due Oct 26: Read chapter 5 section B.2 (vouloir, devoir,
Week 12 Chap 5 travaux ménagers pouvoir); complete and correct all exercises.

Oct 26 Wed Chapter 5 section A.2: Due Oct 31: Read chapter 5 sections B.3: Le passé composé
Week 12 Chap 5 Responsabilités au travail avec avoir; complete and correct all exercises.
Oct 31Mon Chapter 5 section A.3: Mes Due Nov 2: Read chapter 5 sections B.4-B.5: Informational
Week 13 Chap 5 activités récentes questions and Quel; complete and correct all exercises;
complete compositions C.4.1.
Nov 2 Wed Chapter 5 section A.4: Mes **Due Nov 7: Complete and correct chap 5 section C:
Week 13 Chap 5 rêves et mon avenir. lab worksheet (C.1-C.3) and review section C.4.
Nov 7 Mon Chapter 5 Review, section A.5: Due Nov 9: Read chapter 6 sections B.1-B.2 (venir and
Week 14 Chap 5 Résumé prepositions with place names); complete and correct all
exercises
Nov 9 Wed Chapter 6 section A.1: Origines Due Nov 14: Read chapter 6 sections B.3-B.4 (passé
Week 14 Chap 6 composé with être, dates); complete and correct all exercises
Nov 14 Mon Chapter 6 section A.2: Voyage **Due Nov 28: Read chapter 6 section B.5 (comparatives);
Week 15Chap 6 aux Etats-Unis; A.3: L'histoire complete and correct all exercises. Complete compositions
de ma famille C.8.1.
Nov 16 Wed Chapter 6 sections A.3: Homework due Nov 28 listed on previous line.
Week 15 L'histoire de ma famille and Study for final exam.
A.4: La terre promise

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Date Material to be covered in class Homework (to hand in next class). RESPECT RULES on
homework composition: DO NOT COPY!
Nov 21 Mon Chapter 6 Review; A.5: Due Nov 30 or Dec 5 (according to professor): Complete
Week 16 Chap 6 Résumé and correct chap 6 section C: lab worksheet (C.1-C.7) and
review section C.8.
Nov 28 Mon Final Review, chaps 1-6 Study for Oral Interview, Study for final exam
Week 17 Chap 6 Oral Interview
Nov 30 Wed Final Review, chaps 1-6 Study for final exam.
Oral Interview
Review
Dec 6, Tue Final cumulative exam,
Exam week 10:15am-12:15pm, MW 12:30
class
Dec 7, Wed Final cumulative exam,
Exam week 12:30pm-2:30pm, MW 2:00
class

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