French 222-01 (MWF 9-9:50, in H417). Prerequisite: passing French 122, an appropriate UTM language placement score, instructor discretion, based on SAT2 or AP scores, etc. Prof. TennesseeBob Peckham (427E Humanities -Tel. 7424. e-mail:

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Media:Terrell, Tracy, et al. Deux Mondes: A Communicative Approach.4th edition. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2002, with accompanying "Interactive CD-ROM", "Electronic Cahier d'exercices", "Listening Comprehension Audio CD", and publisher's web site:

Goals: Review the grammar and essential conversational topics of standard high-school French (as set forth in state curriculum guidelines and UTM's own standards) to prepare you to enter French 341 (with an oral proficiency of at least an Intermediate Low/Mid on the ACTFL OPI scale). The pace for a review of chapter 9 and 5 regular chapters (10-14) is suggested by the lesson list below (which is subject to change). You will also be required to do some outside reading assignments and activities from web sites

Objectives: The course is designed so that the average student can be well enough prepared for each hour of class to earn the grade of "C", with between 90 to 120 minutes of homework. Successful students will have acquired an active mastery of 628 words and expressions, be able to have basic discussions or gather limited information about topics such as traveling abroad, buying clothing and other items, computers, software, the internet, movies, health, exercise, illnesses and treatments, accidents and emergencies, love, friendship, family life, values and decisions, cultural and racial pluralism, heritage, what's at stake in the twenty-first century. We will learn how to refine descriptions, narrations, accurate temporal references, increasingly complex and flexible sentences. Work with the book's CDs, video and web site will promote a number of independent learning skills. Since this is the first semester our department will have used this textbook programm, expect changes in the lesson list.

Grade Scale and Determination: 60-69=D, 70-79=C, 80-89=B, 90-100=A . Best 3 out of 4 unit tests (300/1000 points), best 4 of 6 scheduled quizzes. (100/1000), lab grade (200/1000 points), orals (100/1000 points), class participation and other assignments (100/1000 points) comprehensive final (200/1000 points). 1000 points = 100, etc.

Students who received an "A" in our French 115 course, who chose to enroll in this course directly after, or those who accepted a placement directly into this course, and who recieve at least a "C" in this course, may qualify for our "retro-credit". Consult our department policy page for particulars.

GENERAL & ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS: We expect students to demonstrate a solid work ethic, and to conduct themeselves as ladies and gentlemen, with the

UTMartin University Policies and Procedures for Students

as a base-line minumum for their behavior. Anything else is unacceptable to this instructor.

Extra Credit Policy: See our cultural events policy web page:

Home preparation and class participation: You will record and label properly answers to all assigned exercises in a notebook (except lab and workbook assignments), and make them ready for recitation, inspection, collection or board work as needed. If you don't answer questions in class, you are unprepared. Answering wrong is much better than not answering. If I could grade each answer, answering wrong would get a D, a basic factual one-word answer would get a low C, a correct answer in a phrase a B, one in the the context of a full sentence or two and A- to an A, depending on pronunciation, rhythm, etc. All written work done outside class to be handed in (except the assignment notebook) must be TYPED. I like getting this in email or as a Microsoft Word attachment in email.

Tips for better oral work: Since all students have class participation and "orals" grades, there should be great interest in tips on how to improve your oral performance.

Lab work: All French 111 students MUST spend 2 hours per week in the Muriel Tomlinson Language Resource Center (H415), and complete the materials from the "Interactive CD-ROM" pertaining to each chapter under study (printing out your results). There will be similar assignments from the web site. You will complete pertinent chapters from the "Electronic Cahier d'exercices" at home, in one of the card-access labs or in our lab. We prefer that you do these at home, because the CD will perform more reliably in the computer where you first used it. You will be tested on a portion of exercises from these three during your quizzes and exams. We require that you spend a minimum of 24 one-hour lab sessions in our facilities (H415), and we will reduce your grade by .5% for each hour under 24 spent there. Since this lab will be staffed by both student assistants and teachers, we expect that you will be able to find assistance when you need it. You may find it more comfortable for you to do one part or the other of your lab assignment on your own computer. We have no problem with where the work is completed, as long as you spend 24 hours in our lab, working with the technology appropriate for your class. Your particular lab hours will be determined, with a special consideration for your personal schedule, after classes have begun.

I will inform you on the lab bulletin board of exercies to be skipped or added

Lab Introduction with Course Syllabi

Lab: The Muriel Tomlinson Language Resource Center:

Location: Humanities 415

Requirement: All students in elementary and intermediate language courses (111, 115, 122, 222) are required to complete two hours of work in the language lab each week. They must schedule this work in two one-hour blocks on two different days of the week.

Availability: Our lab's 53 scheduled hours, posted at
will be more than adequate for your scheduling convenience, allowing you to coordinate foreign-language work with your job, activities or family schedule. We can only guarantee 18 maintained work stations, though we will be able to accommodate as many as 20 students when there are a sufficient number of functioning machines.

Rationale: Your 2 weekly hours of Language Lab, like science and some other labs, are an integral and scheduled part of a 4-hour course. Attendance procedures will be similar to class seat time during the 3 hours of class time scheduled with your classroom teacher. In addition, many of the written assignments you hand to your teacher will be either completed or initiated in the lab. Accordingly, a portion of the credit you receive for homework and class work will be assessed from your lab performance. Lab attendance and the work you produce from lab technologies will account for 20% of your course work.

Procedure to sign up:

1) Carefully pick two hours when your schedule will permit you to attend lab regularly, every week at the same times. Once you select your lab periods, you must keep them for the entire semester.

2) From August 19-25, show up on each of the exact hours of the exact days you have picked. Sign up for each time, printing ALL information asked for clearly on the sign-in form and entering same in the computer roster. We will begin lab formally (with attendance) on Tuesday, August 25. No one who is not properly signed up will be counted.

3) Write down each date and time on your own personal schedule.

4) Continue to come at your scheduled time for a semester minimum of 24 sessions. If you finish an assignment very early in a lab hour, you must stay and practice with lab materials for your subject during the rest of the hour.

5) When you come, make sure the lab assistant marks you "present" before you leave. As in any class, you are expected to arrive on time.

6) If unavoidable circumstances force you to miss a scheduled lab, present your problem and appropriate documentation to your classroom teacher. If she/he decides to issue a signed make-up slip, bring the slip to the lab at a time when you can come to make it up. The lab assistant will, in turn, sign the slip to certify to your teacher that you have come and worked. You bring the signed slip. to the teacher, who will alter the "absent" in the roll book.

7) Provided there are enough machines available for scheduled work, we welcome students who want to come for extra practice and independent language-related work. On these occasions, we ask that you fill out a slip which the lab attendant will sign to show your classroom teacher your initiative.

8) Keep up with what is happening in the lab on its schedule and announcements page:

9) You will receive an evaluation of your lab work in weeks five and ten of the semester. Your lab grade impacts heavily on your overall course grade. Every student willing to stay on task is capable of earning 100% credit for this portion of the class grade. If you have any questions about your lab grade, see your instructor immediately.

Attendance: MANDATORY-absences without official excuses in excess of 3 will cost you 5 points out of 1000 (.5 out of 100) of your grade per day missed. See "lab work" for lab attendance

HELP! Be honest with yourself and with me. If you have difficulty in this course, use your resource materials, and contact me ASAP. I want you to succeed.

TV 5: You are required to watch one half hour of TV5 programming (click "Etats-Unis->Chicago->la grille de...") on this international French station each week, and you will receive extra credit forpassing in a summary (150 words, in French) of program content. You may also wish to listen directly to today's Dimanche économie de RFI.

CONVERSATION HOUR: You must attend three of the weekly conversation hours organized by the French Faculty. You will earn extra credit if theyattend four or more sessions.

FRENCH CLUB: All interested students are encouraged to join the CERCLE FRANCOPHONE and to enrich their understanding of the French language and francophone culture by participating in its activities.

Lesson list:

ALWAYS do the corresponding work in the blue "Grammaire et exercices" section of each chapter, as you are reminded of them with the word "Attention! Etudier Gra mmaire...". This lesson list is TENTATIVE and subject to change. Consult web version. Video practice may occur unannounced in any class. Many of the hyper-links in the schedule supplement grammar explanations in the book.

A18 - course introduction
A20 - review ch. 5-9, Passé composé formation
A22 - review ch. 5-9, Multiple past tenses in French narrative, Passé Composé/Imparfait, and supplemental activity
A25 - review ch. 5-9, regular future & irregular future + quiz
A27 - 312-15 (act. 1-4), lecture, vocabulaire, present subjunctive and its uses,
A29 - 312-15(act. 7-9), Subjunctive usage: will, emotion, desire vocabulaire
S01 - Labor Day
S03 - 316-18 (act. 5-9), vocabulaire
S05 - 319-22 (act. 10-12, lecture), Double Object Pronouns, vocabulaire, quiz
S08 - 322-26 (act. 13-15, lecture),
S10 - Test, unit 10
S12 - 342-46 (act. 1-5, lecture), French Conditional Mood, or conditional vocabulaire,
S15 - 346-49 (act. 6-8, lecture), vocabulaire, Relative Pronouns, & Le pronom relatif dont, & Traduction de CE QUI, CE QUE, CE DONT
S17 - 350-54 (act. 9-13), vocabulaire, Idiomatic uses of the imperfect
S19 - 350-54 (act. 9-13), vocabulaire, si clauses
S22 - 354-56 (lecture, etc.), La liste trilingue des genres de films, quiz
S24 - review + video
S26 - Test, unit 11
S29 - 368-72 (act. 1-5), vocabulaire, vocabulaire du corps humain
O01 - 372-76 (act. 6-10), lecture, The Present Participle, and Present Participle
O03 - 372-76 (act. 6-10), , vocbulaire
O06 - 377-379 (act. 11-14)
O08 - 377-379 (act. 11-14), oral practice, venir de
O10 - 377-379 (act. 11-14) and quiz
O13 - 380-82 (lecture, etc.), review
O15 - Test, unit 12
O17 - Fall break
O20 - 392-95 (act. 1-5), vocabulaire, , formation of regular adverbs , lecture
O22 - 392-95 (act. 1-5), vocabulaire, Le mariage civil and questionnaire , lecture
O24 - 396-400 (act. 6-10), vocabulaire, Autorité parentale and questionnaire , lecture
O27 - 396-400 (act. 6-10), vocabulaire, le plus-que-parfait , Do. ex. D
O29 - 401-405 (act. 11-15), possessive pronouns , vocabulaire
O31 - 401-405 (act. 11-15), quiz
N03 - 405-407 (lecture, etc.), review
N05 - Test, unit 13
N07 - TBA
N10 - 418-21 (act. 1-5, lecture), La , vocabulaire
N12 - 418-21 (act. 1-5, lecture), FRENCH IF-CLAUSES , vocabulaire
N14 - 422-26 (act. 6-8, 2 lectures), vocabulaire
N17 - 422-26 (act. 6-8, 2 lectures), vocabulaire
N19 - 426-29 (act. 9-12), review
N21 - quiz, video
N24 - oral and grammar review
N26 - oral and grammar review
N28 - Thanksgiving
D01 - oral tests
D03 - oral tests
D12 - Final exam (7:45 am)

Though each unit lists its active vocabulary in the middle, you may wish to consult a more extensive French dictionary for some encounters with authentic texts; or you may want help from an extensive French grammar resource.

Make accents with your computer.

Vocabulaire de classe (vocab. basic to all French classes):

Je vais faire l'appel. - I am going to call role.
Lisez à haute voix. - Read aloud.
Tous ensemble - All together
Ecoutez et répétez - Listen and repeat
Ecoutez - Listen.
Levez la main - Raise your hand.
Trouvez un partenaire - Find a partner.
Mettez-vous en groupes de trois (quatre) - Get into groups of 3 (4)
Faites ensemble l'exercice___-Do exercise ___ together,
Ouvrez vos livres à la page ___ (MC 9, 28, 59) - Open your books to page ___
Faites le numéro 1, 2, ... - Do number 1, 2, ...
Répondez à la question ___. -Answer question ___
Faisons le dialogue - Lets do the dialogue.
Jouez le rôle de ___ - Play the role of___
manuel de classe - textbook
Fermez vos livres - Close your books.
Faisons l'exercice ___ - Let's do exercice___
Posez la question ___ à votre partenaire. - Ask question ___ to your partner
Allez au tableau noir - Go to the blackboard.
Prenez une craie - Get a piece of chalk.
Ecrivez en chiffres - Write in arabic numerals.
Ecrivez en toutes lettres - write out in letters.
Prenez une feuille de papier et un stylo. - Take out a piece of paper and a pen.
Nous allons faire une dictée - We are going to do a dictation.
Nous allons regarder un vidéo - We are going to view a video.
Ecrivez ce que je dis - Write what I say.
Je ne sais pas. - I don't know.
Je ne comprends pas. - I don't understand.
Répétez, s'il vous plaît. - Please repeat.
Comment dit-on ___ en français? - How do you say ___ in French?
Comment dit-on ___ en anglais? - How do you say ___ in English?
Sortez vos devoirs. - Take out your homework.
Rendez vos devoirs. - Hand in your homework.

Qui...? - Who...?
Que...? - What...?
Quand...? - When...?
Où...? -Where...?
Pourquoi...? - Why...?
Comment...? - How...?
Combien...? - How many (much)...?
Combien de...? - How many (much)...?
Quel...? - Which...?

point. = .
virgule = ,
point virgule = ;
deux points = :
entre parenthèses = (...)
entre guillemets = "..."
tiret = -
point d'exclamation = !
point d'interrogation = ?
TennesseeBob Peckham
Director, the Globe-Gate Project
University of Tennessee-Martin