French 1A - Fall 2006

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Programme de Cours

Instructor: Mary Ann Sanidad

Office: Social Science 104

Office Hours: MW 10:40-12:30; TTH 11:40-12:40, or by appointment

Telephone: 846-4945


Books and Supplies:

Horizons by Joan Manley et al, 3rd edition

Quia Access Code:

Optional: French-English dictionary

               501 French Verbs

Overview and Objectives:

French 1A is a beginning level class designed to teach basic French grammar and pronunciation and skills in speaking, writing and understanding the spoken and written word.  It also introduces Francophone culture, geography and way of life as a means of developing an appreciation for another culture and lifestyle through study of its language.



Due to the communicative nature of foreign language learning, it is absolutely necessary for you to attend every class meeting.  The oral and listening class comprehension activities are elements of language learning which you cannot reproduce by yourself.  If you know you will miss class, or if you are ill, please discuss this with me so you can make up the work.  College policy allows for four absences during the semester; after that, you may be dropped from the class.


Assignments will include exercises from the Horizons workbook and lab manual, which will be accessed through Quia, an online educational site. Exercises will be submitted electronically and automatically graded; therefore, you will have immediate feedback on how you are doing, and your scores will be reported to me as well.  Other assignments may be made available through my website, handed out in class or may be assigned from the textbook.  Late homework assignments will lose three points for every day late.


There will be one test after each chapter.   Each test will evaluate listening comprehension, speaking, writing, reading and cultural knowledge. Other “tests” may include oral presentations/skits/role-plays, a tape-recorded exam, and the final exam.  You must be present on test and presentation days.  A make-up will only be given if you have a documented emergency.


Quizzes, announced or “pop”, will be given on a regular basis. 


Attendance/participation           20%

Homework                           10%

Quizzes                                15%

Tests                                     20%

Oral exam/presentation   20%

Final Exam                            15%


Final Exam Schedule:

The final day of class is Thursday, December 14, 2006.  The final exam will be Thursday, December 21, 1:00-3:00.


*ADA Accommodation Statement:

“Students requiring special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disabled Resource Center office.”

*Student Honesty Policy Reference Statement:

“Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity .  Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action which may include recommendation for dismissal.”

**Please turn off beepers and cell phones when entering the classroom.


Last updated on June 15, 2006

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