Approved by Faculty Senate

102 – Elementary French II

 

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 102, Elementary French II, 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 17 through 26.

 

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

Expectations: 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 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.

A: 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

102 – Elementary French II

Ch.

Preview

Conversation

Vocabulary

Grammatical

Structure

Insights

Focus

Conversation

Situations

17

Il n’y a pas de

sot m�tier

A, B, C

Jobs

 

A, B

Jobs

Male/female

A, B

Relative pronouns

Imperfect tense

A

Sex and jobs

B,C

Kinds of jobs. Men/ Women

B,C

Asking about jobs

A,B

18

Il n’y a pas de sot m�tien II

A,B,C

Jobs

 

 

A,B

Professions and Jobs

 

A,B

Negative commands

Object powers

A

Sexism

 

 

B,C

Professions

 

 

B,C

Asking about professions

 

A,B

19

Attention: Ecoles I

A,B,C

Education

 

A,B

"faillir"

"� fond"

A,B

Pass� compos� tense

A

Coordination of tenses

A,B

Past actions

 

B,C

Two people talking about their past

A,B

20

Attention: Ecoles II

 

A,B,C

Talking about one self

 

A,B

Superlatives

 

 

 

A,B

Verb: "plaire"

Indirect object pronouns. Adverb formation

A

Tenses working together

 

A,B

Past action

 

 

 

B,C

Two people talking

 

 

A,B

21

Attention: Ecoles III

A,B,C

Talking about food

A,B

"se mettre �"

"faire croire"

A,B

Causative "faire" construction

A

Having people do things

A,B

Past actions

 

B,C

Two people talking in a caf�

A,B

22

A la re cherche d’une invitation

A,B,C

making a telephone call

 

A,B

Calls

Food, meals

 

 

A,B

Reflexive verbs and agreement of past participle

 

A

Reflexive construction and passive voice

B,C

Reflexive – passive construction

 

B,C

Talking in a caf�

 

 

A,B

23

A la recherche d’une invitation II

A,B,C

Visiting a museum

 

 

A,B

Common expressions with "aller"

 

A,B

Future tense Pass� Simple

 

 

A

Coordination of tenses

 

 

B,C

Future

 

 

 

B,C

Caf�

Museum

 

 

A,B

24

Nourritures terrestres I

 

A,B,C

Visiting someone’s home

 

A,B

Expression of desire

 

 

A,B

"Plus-que parfait" tense – past in the past

 

A

Coordination of tenses

 

 

B,C

The past in the past-one action before another

B,C

At a dinner party

 

 

A,B

25

Nourritures terrestres II

A,B,C

The morning

A,B

Morning activities

A,B

Commands with object pronouns

A

Relationships with others

B,C

The self and others

B,C

Hotel room restaurant

A,B

26

Nourritures terrestres III

 

A,B,C

Things to eat

 

 

A,B

Foods and food preparation

 

A,B

Half negation

Nouns of quantity and "de"

Let’s commands

A

Relationships

 

 

 

B,C

In a group

 

 

 

B,C

Dinning in a restaurant with guests

 

A,B