French 342-01 (by arrangement). An acceptable perfromance in French 222, or its equivalent, or instructor's permission. Prof. TennesseeBob Peckham (427E Humanities -Tel. 7424. e-mail: bobp@utm.edu).

local course web site -- http://www.utm.edu/departments/french/f342.html

Dr. Peckham's office hours http://www.utm.edu/departments/french/offhours.html



Media:Maley, Catherine. Dans le vent. [ISBN 0030256062],4th edition. [Boston]: Thomson/Heinle, 1999, with accompanying "Audio CD" [=Dlv]. + Coffman Crocker, Mary E. Schaum's Outline of French Grammar [ISBN 0-07-013887-7], 4th edition. Schaum's Outline Series. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999 [=Schaum].


You will also need a good English-French-English dictionary. The online dictionaries below are adequate, but you have to be online to use them:

You can also extend your grammar practice infinitely with:

Knowledge of French Punctuation:



Goals & Objectives:While all of our department's "language" courses are designed to facilitate an end-of-program balance of listening, speaking, reading and writing, this course will emphasise composition skills for a range of topics, situations. In general, we will be working toward extended discourse (in paragraphs), expanded text type (using more compound and complex sentences), logical sequencing of actions and desciptive elements (for a natural flow of narrative and description)Our class will target the range of from "Intermediate High" to "Advenced" on the

Strategies:Activities may include various exercises in the textbook,translation, imitation, transformation, description, exposition, narration, letters, notes, email and keeping a journal. In order to facilitate this, we will study appropriate grammatical structures in an outline of grammar, we will learn about 550 active vocabulary words in our textbooks, and we may view some thematically related videos.



Grade Scale and Determination: 60-69=D, 70-79=C, 80-89=B, 90-100=A We have a 1000 point system. Best 3 out of 4 unit tests (300/1000 points), best 3 of 4 tests. (300/1000), assigned essays (300/1000 points), homework and class participation, including email discussion (200/1000 points), final exam and essay (200/1000 points).

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

as a base-line minimum for their behavior. Since our class focus is writing, and since at your level you are expected to be able to create with the language rather than just using learned phrases or imitating discourse, plagiarism will be a concern. Anything outside of living up to these standards is unacceptable to this instructor.

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

Home preparation and class participation: You will type all assignments. If you have trouble with accents, please refer to my web page:

Typing all your work gives you a record of what you did, and since very little is written by hand, it gives you practice doing what you will do all your life, also a proof that you can really write in French. Tips for better oral work: Since we will do some oral work, I refer you to the same online document I created for first-year students



Attendance: DON'T MISS! I have very few hours I can give to you, and I need to see you in class. Since we have fewer class hours than usual, we will be making up for some of it by email.

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 encouraged (with a small amount of extra credit) 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 they attend 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:

Meeting 2 days/week in a semester that runs from January 12 through May 3 (days off on January 19, March 15-19, April 9), we will have 30 class meetings to cover chapters 6-10 in Dans le Vent and appropriate activities from Schaum's Outline of French Grammar. I will expect the kind of homework preparation you would put into a class meetin 3 times a week. The lesson list below is still an outline, and will change.

J12 - introduction, proverbs about travel & food
J14 - ch. 6 Dlv 124-29, Comment vont les affaires? Leçon 10 : Le Grand Palace
J19 - Martin Luther King holiday
J21 - ch. 6 Dlv 129-33
J26 - ch. 6 Dlv 133-35, Schaum 67-84 (all exercises), Prepositions prépositions
J28 - ch. 6 Dlv 135-39, essay on meal, D'honnêtes Prépositions)
F02 - ch. 6 Dlv 139-41, Short unit on noun phrases (TBA)
F04 - ch. 6 test, essay on travel
F09 - ch. 7 Dlv 144-49, proverbs about aspects of personality and character
F11 - ch. 7 Dlv 150-54, Schaum 122-23, 218-21, 280-81, "faire" full conjugation , faire quiz , causative faire
F16 - ch. 7 Dlv 154-57, first essay
F18 - ch. 7 Dlv 157-59
F23 - ch. 7 test, second essay
F25 - ch. 8 Dlv 162-68, proverbs about sports
M01 - ch. 8 Dlv 168-72, Schaum 168-74, 182-84, simple future: regular , simple future: irregular , QUAND + FUTURE
M03 - ch. 8 Dlv 172-76, first essay
M08 - ch. 8 Dlv 176-78
M10 - ch. 8 test, second essay
M15 - Spring Break through M21
M22 - ch. 9 Dlv 180-85, proverbs liesure activities
M24 - ch. 9 Dlv 186-89, Schaum 177-81, 185-86, 188-90, conditional , past conditional , FRENCH IF-CLAUSES
M29 - ch. 9 Dlv 189-9
M31 - ch. 9 Dlv 192-96, first essay
A05 - ch. 9 Dlv 196-98
A07 - ch. 9 test, second essay
A12 - ch. 10 Dlv 200-204, proverbs about work and careers
A14 - ch. 10 Dlv 205-210, SUBJUNCTIVE: regular , irregular , past
A19 - ch. 10, Schaum 190-209, sujunctive use obligation , will, emotion, desire , conjunctions that take , how to avoid
A21 - ch. 10 Dlv 211-15, first essay, subjunctive summary
A26 - ch. 10 Dlv 216-19,
A28 - second essay and writing genres workshop
My3 - review for final

My7 - Final exam (12:45-2:45 pm)

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 = ?



bobp@utm.edu
TennesseeBob Peckham
Director, the Globe-Gate Project
University of Tennessee-Martin