French 122-002 (MTWRF 8:30-10:45, in H417). Successful completion of French 111 or 115 or appriate placement in agreement with departmental policy. Prof. TennesseeBob Peckham (427E Humanities -Tel. 7424. e-mail:

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Dr. Peckham's office hours: generally a half hour before and until about noon, except Friday. I will be in the lab (H415).

Course Media:

Terrell, Tracy, et al. Deux Mondes: A Communicative Approach.5th edition. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2005, with Cahier d'exercices. (combined paper workbook/laboratory manual), and Audio CD.

Deux Mondes 5th ed. publisher's course site with student activities in "Student Center"]

Deux Mondes [4th ed. publisher's course site with student activities in "Student Center"]

Deux Mondes "Interactive CD-ROM" [on desktop in language lab computers].

Deux Mondes Mac-specific video CDRs, containing the 1st video for lessons 5-9 [in a plastic file box at the front of the lab]. To be used in the lab only. You must leave your student card or drivers license in the box for security.

French 122 video exercises [use with videos on Interactive CD-ROM and Mac-specific video CDR

French dictionary French verb conjugator How to improve your oral performance
Make Accents with Your Computer Traditional Grammatical Terminology (English) Extensive French grammar resource

Goals:Introduction the grammar and essential conversational topics of standard French to prepare you to enter French 122 (with an oral proficiency of at least a "Novice High" to Intermediate Low on the ACTFL OPI scale). The pace for two introductory lessons and 4 regular chapters is suggested by the lesson list below (which is subject to change).

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 over 700 new words and expressions, be able to make basic sentences, gather limited information, tell stories or make projections daily events as past experience, youth and childhood, going shopping, preparing meals, France, Europe, the French-speaking world, ecology, education and job training, work and the professions . We will learn how to craft descriptions, narrations, accurate temporal references (ballancing tenses in the past and making projections for the future), increasingly complex and flexible sentences (using coordinating conjunctive expressions to link shorter utterances). 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), completion on time of all requirements for 4 of 5 "reality checks" (100/1000), oral grade (100/1000 points), lab, class participation & homework (250/1000 points) comprehensive final (250/1000 points). 1000 points = 100, etc.

HOPE SCHOLARS (lottery): Please understand that work and performance expectations for you are that you maintain at lease 12 enrolled hours per semester, that your average be at least 2.75 after 24 credit hours and 3.0 after 48 credit hours (everything according to lottery scholarship rules). Keep up with scholarship rules at This scholarship is a priviledge granted to you, based on your past performance, but it is also based on the state's expectation that you will continue performing well. You are expected to work and perform along side of other students who do not have a scholarship at risk. In this course, you will have lots of help, but it is entirely up to you to take advantage of it. .

General & Ethical Expectations We expect students to demonstrate a solid work ethic, and to conduct themeselves as ladies and gentlemen, with special attention given to the "Standards of Conduct" and "Academic Integrity" sections of

The University of Tennessee at Martin Student Handbook

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

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.

Lab work

Because Summer classes are structured differently from Fall and Spring, lab will be less formal. I still expect students to learn and practice French in the Muriel Tomlinson Language Resource Center (H415). In general, students will focus their lab work on the "Interactive CD-ROM, completing the materials pertaining to each chapter under study (reporting or printing out your results), the video CDs for chapters 5-9, the texbook web site, and your own audio CDs. In working with these, students might occasionally find it more convenient to work from their own computers at home in dealing with the audio CD or the textbook web site. The first two items must be consulted in the lab, and since I will draw test materials from one or both for each test, I will insist that students spend time in the lab each week working on these. I will provide a way for them to log in and log out, and a form to indicate which applications they used.

Attendance: MANDATORY-absences without official excuses in excess of 1 will cost you 20 point out of 1000 of your grade per day missed.

Reality Check: For each chapter, there is an assignment of exercises designed to see if you can handle core grammatical and and core thematic vocabulary. Each day one of these is handed out is announced in the "lesson list". Take it home, fill it out on your honor to the best of your ability, hand it in the NEXT CLASS DAY. I will return it with mistakes underlined. You must give me your complete corrections the following (3rd) class day in order to receive 25/1000 points.

2 phrases [en français]: On "2 phrases" days marked in the lesson list, students will each recite by heart to me two sentences related to the chapter in the book which they are studying.

OTHER There may be some web assignments, and there will be some compositions (TBA).

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.

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. Be sure to check here for online tutorial help.

Second Semester French Lesson List (summer)

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