French 122 - FALL 2001

Instructor: TennesseeBob Peckham, PhD
Phone: 7424 ,  e-mail
Office: 427E Humanities
Office Hours: MW 8:10-9:00, T 12-2:00, WF 2-3:00 (see schedule)

 Dr. Paul Crapo is your teacher on Mon., Sept. 17 - oral on Wed. 

Prerequisites:  This class is designed for students who have completed French 111 (or a departmentally approved equivalent)

Course Materials:  Haggstrom, et al., Portes Ouvertes , Fort Worth: Holt, 1998. Program includes textbook and accompanying videocassettes, CD-ROM, and audio CD. Students are encouraged to consult the Portes Ouvertes  website ( for supplementary items.

Local course web site: h/f122.html

Goals: French 112 is the second-semester of a full-year introduction to the French language. By the end of the second semester (French 112) of this course, students will have learned the basic vocabulary and structures of the French language. They will be able to express themselves orally in short sentences in French (in a variety of everyday situations) and to write concise letters and compositions. They will also have acquired a basic cultural knowledge of France (especially of the Franche Comté region) and various parts of the francophone world. In French 112 students will cover three Unités  4-5-6 (9 lessons) of Portes Ouvertes. Vocabulary acquisition is important and students must learn thoroughly the key terms presented in each chapter. Students must also prepare carefully for the various oral activities scheduled for each meeting (group discussions, role play, presentations, drills) and will be tested regularly on their pronunciation and oral expression.

Study guidelines: The average student may have to spend a number of hours preparing for each class meeting in order to achieve the course goals. Students must complete carefully the exercises in the course textbook by the date indicated on the syllabus. The videos and the CDs are an integral part of the course and the exercises presented on them must be done carefully. In learning grammar, students should pay particular attention to noun genders and verb conjugations. General topics covered will be shopping, home and family, work, train travel, school, friends and acquaintances, getting and giving information, description and self description, meals, etc.  Describe what you like and dislike in foods and how to buy food ­ how to order in a restaurant; buy a train ticket; make hotel reservations; describe clothes; describe holidays; offer and receive gifts; describe the way things used to be; narrate events from the past.

Homework and Class Participation: Students will complete as instructed all assigned exercises in the course textbook and bring it to class each day. They will also be expected to write various exercises on standard notebook paper (typed) and submit them to their instructor for correction. The videos for the class can be viewed in the Media Services area of the Library; the CD-ROM can be used by students in our language laboratory.  In general, the exercises in Portes Ouvertes  should be prepared orally and will be covered in class meetings. Students must remember that active participation in class exercises and discussions is of utmost importance for success in French 122.

Testing Policy: The lesson quizzes, the unit exams, and the final exam MUST be taken on the announced dates. No make-up quizzes/tests will be given.  In case of an extraordinary excuse the grade will be reduced.

Attendance: MANDATORY!! Students are allowed four unexcused absences without penalty. EACH additional absence will result in the subtraction of one point from their course grade. For perfect attendance, one point will be added to the final grade.

Lab 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-hous blocks on two different days of the week. You are responsible for reading our lab policies on the following page:

Grade Scale and Determination: 90-100=A; 80-89=B; 70-79=C; 60-69=D; below 60=F.

Approximate formula:  best five of seven chapter quizzes= 20%; three exams = 30%;
final exam = 20%; class participation and oral proficiency interviews= 10%;  lab = 20%.

Please consult the Departmental Cultural Events Policy: ments/artsci/modlang/culturev.htm

Lesson List (H=homework. PO=Portes Ouvertes pages. Unit III.2 = unit 3, lesson 2)

A20 -- Course intro. Start rev. of Unit III.1 H: PO 158-9 (ex.1-3), 162 (ex.1-2), 164-66 (ex.1-2), 168 (ex.1)
A22 -- III,1, review - H PO 178-80 (ex.1,3,5,6), 182 (ex.2), 184 (expansion), 185
A24 -- III,2 review - H: PO 189 (ex.1,2), 190-92 (ex.1-4), 193-95 (ex.1, 3), 198 (ex.A- C), 201-2 (ex.1,2)
A27 -- III,2 review - H PO 209-11 (avez-vous compris?), write & memorize a set of directions.
A29 -- Review
A31 -- Test - Unité 3
S03 -- Labor Day
S05-- Unité 4 PO 219-224.  H: learn vocabulary PO 222-223.
S07 -- PO 225-229 H: PO 227 Ex 1 & 2.  Study vocabulary 228-229.
S10 -- PO 230-234.  H: PO 233 Ex 1 & 2.
S12 -- PO 235-239.  H: PO 236 Ex 3, PO 238 Ex 2, PO 239 Ex 1.
S14 -- PO 240-245.  H: - Lecture, PO 245 Ex 1-2.
S17 -- Quiz Unité 4 Leçon 1. Unité 4 - Leçon 2, PO 247-250, H: PO 250 Ex 3
S19 -- PO 250-254.  H: PO 253 Ex 2
S22 -- PO 255-259.  H: PO 259 Ex 2
S21 -- PO 260-263.  H: PO 262 Ex 3; PO 263 Ex 4
S24 -- PO 265-268.  H: PO 268 Ex 7, 8, 9
S28 -- PO 269-272.  H: PO 272 Ex 23
O01 -- PO 273-274.  Etudiez pour le quiz.
O03 -- Quiz.  Unité 4 , Leçon 2, H: PO 275-279
O05 -- Review
O08 -- Test: Unité 4
O10 -- Unité 5, Leçon 1 PO 287-295.  H: PO 295-95 Expansion
O12 -- PO 295-299.  H: Ex 1 PO 299
O15-- PO 300-307.  H: PO 305-306 Ex 2; PO 306 Ex 4
O17 -- PO 307-310.  H: PO 310 Ex. 2
O19 -- Fall Break
O22 -- PO 311-315.  H: Expansion 1, Préparez le quiz.
O24 -- Quiz.  Unité 5 Leçon 2: 319-321 H: PO 321 Ex. 1
O26 -- PO 322-327.  H: PO 326 Ex. 2; PO 327 Ex. 2
O29 -- PO 327-329.  H: PO 329-330 Ex. 1
O31 -- PO 330-334.  H: PO 334 Ex. 1, PO 335 Ex. 2
N02 -- PO 335-338.  H: PO 339 Ex. 1
N05 -- PO 340-344.  H: PO 344 Expansion.  Préparez le quiz.
N09 -- Quiz.  PO 345-349.  étudiez pour l'examen.
N12 -- Examen. Unité 5, H PO 359- (ex), lisez PO 360-61, 362-63 (ex.1,2,4,5)
N14 -- H: PO 367 (ex.2), 369-71 (ex.1,2,4), 374-75 (ex.1,2,4)
N16 -- H: PO 78-80 (ex.1-4), 381-82 (ex.1-2)
N19 -- H: PO 384 (expansion), 387 (ex.1-20)
N21 -- QUIZ Unité 6 Leçon 1. H: PO 293 (ex.1-4), 295 (ex.1)
N23 -- Thanksgiving break
N26 -- H: PO 398-99 (ex.1), 400-1 (ex.1), 404-5 (ex.1,2,4)
N28 -- H: PO 405-7 (ex.1-3), 408-9 (ex.2,3), 410 (ex.1,2)
N30 -- H: PO 412-13 (ex.1-4), 413-16 (ex.1-3)
D03 -- QUIZ Unité 6 Leçon 2. Révision pour l'examen. H: PO 419-20,
D05 -- Dernier jour de classe: Révision pour l'examen.
D13 -- Examen Final - 7h45.

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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.
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