Approved by Faculty Senate

 

 

UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSE APPROVAL

 

Department or Program: Foreign Languages

Course Number: 101 Number of Credits: 04

Course Title: Elementary French I

Catalog Description: Introductory French for students with little or no prior French training. Instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing through classroom drills and language lab work. Prerequisite: none. Offered yearly.

This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2: Yes

Send 10 copies to: Kelly Herold

This is a new course proposal: no (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)

Department Contact Person for this course: Timothy Frisk, Minne 125

Email: wntim@winona.edu

A2C2 requires 55 copies of new course proposals.

 

Addendum:

This paragraph will be added to the course description in the WSU UG Catalog for 2002-2004:

As the student learns the language he/she becomes acquainted with the way French people experience and perceive their world. Through the language, the student is introduced to the customs, the arts, and the culture of France and the rest of the French-speaking world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

101 – Elementary French 1

 

This course fulfills four credits of the Arts and Sciences Core Requirement in the Humanities area of the University Studies Program

Course Outline

Course: French 101, Elementary French 1, 4 S.H.

 

Instructor: Dr. Timothy A. Frisk, Associate Prof. Foreign Language Department

125 Minne, 457-5669

 

Textbooks: French in Action, Second edition, Capretz. Yale, 1987

 

 

Description: Introductory French for students with little or no prior French training. Instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing through classroom drill and language lab work. Offered yearly.

 

Marerial to

Be covered: Chapters 1 through 16

 

Tests: Four tests including the final

 

 

 

Course

Objectives: Aural Comprehension: The ability to understand spoken French dealing with everyday topics and occurrences.

Speaking: The ability to engage in simple conversations with speakers of French.

Reading: The ability to read simple French.

Writing: The ability to write simple sentences correctly on the topics presented in the text.

 

 

Learning

Activities and

Expertations: Aural Comprehension: Regular language laboratory work

(one hour minimum per chapter) and appropriate spoken responses in French to instructor’s questions and statements are expected.

Speaking: Regular appropriate participation in classroom activities as well as correct responses to oral exercises are expected. Errors in pronunciation or usage are corrected daily. We learn from our mistakes.

Reading: Comprehension of dialogues, reading passages and exercises will be tested by discussion, and content questions requiring elaboration in French.

Writing: Laboratory assignments must be done in writing. All tests will require evidence of a the ability to write correct French as measure of comprehension and the mastery of grammar.

 

 

 

University Studies Requirements: These areas are identified as "A,B,C" in the grid on the next page.

  1. Identify and understand specific elements and assumptions of a particular Humanities discipline;

Through lectures, tests, classroom drills and discussions, students will learn the terminology and methodology of language acquisition and the details of grammatical analysis while gaining proficiency in the French language. They will come to appreciate the two-fold nature of language learning as motor-response activity and cognitive mastery. Through the correction of "interference" and by conscious analysis they will become aware of the features of language that have become automatic in their native language. They will also learn to see that a language is the clearest and most fundamental reflection of a culture’s civilization and social reality

b. Understand how historical context, cultural values, and gender influence perceptions and interpretations:

Through exercises and classroom discussion, students will learn that speakers of French classify, define structure, and conceptualize their world in categories that vary from their own and both establish and reflect different cultural, social, historical, and gender expectations. Through examples they will explore "invisible" cultural differences and learn how to deal with them constructively. Finally, they will study the contemporary cultures of French-speaking peoples (France, Asia, Africa and Canada) with an eye to historical, social and linguistic differences despite the "common" language.

c. Understand the role of critical analysis (e.g. aesthetic, historical, literary, philosophical, rhetorical) in interpreting and evaluation expressions of human experience.

As is clear from the information above, consistent comparison, analysis, and the training of students to produce correct interpretations of aesthetic, social, historical, cultural and linguistic material are a fundamental aspect of this course. They will acquire the ability to understand and speak a new language actively, perceive and experience the world through the medium of a new language and culture, view their native language more objectively, and differentiate three different French-speaking cultures.

Chapter

Preview

Conversation

Vocabulary

Grammatical

Structure

Insights

Focus

Conversation Situations

Intro to French in Action

A, B, C

Methodology

A, B

Greeting

A, B, C

  Total emersion in French

A, B

Methods

 

B, C

Greetings

 

A, B

2

Gen�se 1

A, B, C

Meeting friends

A, B

Greetings

Using the verb "aller"

A, B

Verbs

"aller"

pronouns

A

Tenses

Parts

A,B

Greetings

 

B,C

Meeting friends

A, B

3

Gen�se 2

A, B, C

Paris Streets

 

A, B

Greetings

Verbs "comprendre"

A, B

Adjective agreement partitives

A

Friends relations " tu " and " vous "

A, B, C

Greeting

 

 

B, C

In the street

 

 

A, B

4

Gen�se 4

A, B, C

Airport customs

A, B

Airport customs "rien � declarer"

A, B

� il y a �

dependent infinitive

near future

A

Paris history

 

A, B, C

Adj. Nationalities

 

B, C

Airport, going through customs

A, B

5

Familles

A, B, C

Family

A, B

Adjectives

A, B

Il faut in � la tois non plus

A

Adjective agreement

Negsation

A, B, C

Family

B, C

Family

A, B

6

Portraits 1

A, B, C

Descriptions

A, B

Descriptive adjectives

A, B

Verb "faire"

A

Adjective agreement

A, B, C

Describing a person

B, C

People

A, B

7

Portraits 2

A, B, C

Descriptions of the face

A, B

Adjective for face

A, B

Adjective agreement

A

Agreement

A, B, C

Describing face

B, C

People

A, B

8

G�n�alogie

A, B, C

Family relationships

A, B

Alive/dead "faire la joie de"

A, B

Expressions with "faire" and "avoir"

A

Different uses of verbs possessive adj.

A, B, C

Family

 

 

B, C

People

 

 

A, B

9

Vacances en Bretagne 1

A, B, C

Housebound

 

 

A, B

Weather

 

 

A, B

"faire"

 

 

A

Possessive adjectives

 

A, B, C

Vacation

 

 

B, C

Bretagne

 

 

A, B

10

Vacances en Bretagne 2

A, B, C

Vacation

 

 

A, B

Weather descriptions

 

A, B

Ne..plus time expressions with "faire" tonic pronouns

A

Time

 

 

A, B, C

Vacation

 

 

B, C

Bretagne

 

 

A, B

11

Rencontres 1

A, B, C

Meeting in paris

 

A, B

Adjectives

 

 

A, B

Verbs "venir de" demonstrative adj., pronouns, objects

A

Time

 

 

A, B, C

Paris weather

 

B,C

People

 

 

A, B

12

Rencontres 2

A, B, C

Paris

 

A, B

Risins

 

A, B

Reflexive verbs commands

A

  Getting up

Going to bed

B, C

People

 

A, B

13

Rencontres

3

A, B, C

Sorbonne school

A, B

Studies

 

A, B

Demonstrative pronouns interrogative adj. A Different uses of verbs

A, B, C

School vocab.

B, C

University

 

A, B

 

14

Entr�s en mati�re 1

A, B, C

Meeting in Paris

 

A, B

"il g’agit de" verbs "dire" expressions with "avoir"

A

Different uses of � avoir �

A, B, C

Life in the city

 

 

B, C

Meeting & telling about oneself

A, B, C

 
15

Entr�s en mati�re 2

A, B, C

In Paris

Sights

 

A, B

Professions

 

 

A, B

Imperfect tense "connaitre" "savoir"

A

Paris Park

 

 

B, C

Have some/any

 

A, B, C

 
16

Entr�s en mati�re 3

A, B, C

Paris countryside

 

A, B

" en panne"  se d�brouiller ne…aucun

A, B

Negatives

 

 

A

Paris

 

 

B, C

Have few or none

 

A, B