FRENCH 455 INTENSIVE LANGUAGE REVIEW
OFFICE: 241 Brown
PHONE: (989) 964-4333
Office hours: M 2:30-4:00
or by appointment
web page: www.svsu.edu/~herks email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: FRENCH FOR ORAL & WRITTEN REVIEW (5th edition) CM
by Carlut and Meiden
• Class attendance is required. More than three absences will result in a penalty. (Note: skipping half a class is half an absence.)
• The only time you will be excused is in case of bad weather if the PUBLIC schools in the district where you live are closed. If this is the case, please call or e-mail Dr. Herkstroeter that day. If she is unavailable, leave a message for her voice mail stating what school district you live in and that you are staying home because of bad weather. Note: you are still responsible for whatever material was covered that day.
• Three tardy arrivals equals one absence.
• If, on a given day, you are unprepared, come to class anyway. Just tell me ahead of time and I won't pick on you. If this happens repeatedly, however, it will affect your grade.
Objectives. Students will:
1. Review and practice the main grammar points in French.
2. Write exercises and translations demonstrating their understanding.
3. Use certain problem vocabulary words correctly.
4. Write short papers biweekly, correct and resubmit them.
5. Speak French in class.
6. Use certain internet sites effectively for reference and practice.
The first hour of class will be spent doing grammar rules, exercises and going over homework from the book. The second hour will be spent on conversation, discussion of news articles and group activities on Mondays. On Wednesdays hour will be spent in the lab.
F less than 65
The grade will be calculated in the following way:
6 two-page compositions 40 pts
final exam 15
class participation 25
(homework, cercles de discussion)
Jan. 11 Introduction, Chapter 1 Interrogatives CM
Jan 13 Interrogatives (cont)
Jan. 18 Chap. 2 Adjectives CM
Jan. 20 Chap. 3 Adverbs CM
Jan. 27 Chap. 4 Use of Tenses CM
Feb. 1 Tenses (cont.)
Feb. 3 Chap 5 Personal Pronouns CM
Feb. 8 Chap. 6 Past Tenses in Narration CM
Feb. 10 Past (cont)
Feb. 15 Chap 7 Possessives
Feb. 17 Chap 8 Participles
Feb. 22 Chap 9 Demonstratives
Feb. 24 Chap. 10 Relatives CM
March 1 Relatives (cont)
March 3 Review
March 7-14 Spring Break
March 15 Midterm exam
March 17 Chap. 11 The Subjunctive
March 22 Subjunctive (cont)
March 24 Chap. 12 The Article
March 29 The Article (cont)
March 31 Chap. 13 Indefinite Nouns CM
April 5 Chap. 14 Passive Voice & Causal Construction CM
April 7 Chapter 15 Devoir CM
April 12 Devoir (cont)
April 14 Chapter 16 Constructions with Prepositions CM
April 19 Chapter 17 Problem Prepositions CM
April 21 Review
April 26 Final Exam (comprehensive)