Goals and Language of instruction: The goal of this course is to continue to speak, understand, write, and read the French language. We move towards total immersion from the beginning. We will also study francophone (French-speaking) cultures. Further we will study the fundamental building blocks of all languages through the study of one particular language.
Grade: Lab 10%
Daily work (25% of this grade is your oral work) 10%
Homework: Homework is due at the beginning of class; no work is accepted after class. If you are absent, turn in assignment the day you return. Please submit neat work that is legible, without cross-outs, and on one side of paper. Sloppy work will be returned with a zero.
Quizzes: Quizzes are administered at the beginning of class. No make-up quizzes are given for late students. Quizzes are usually announced; however pop quizzes will also be administered. If you are absent, you may make up your quiz, but you must be ready to do it at the beginning of the class to which you return. It is your responsibility to follow through on making up the quiz.
Absence policy: Attendance is mandatory. A student can be dropped after four unexcused absences. Only an excused absence, defined as a university-sponsored event, is not counted as an absence. After first absence, attendance grade is lowered ten points per absence. Repeated late arrival will count as an absence as well. You are responsible for knowing how many absences you have. A student with perfect attendance or one absence is given an extra ten points on his/her attendance grade.
Turn off all cell phones and refrain from any electronic communication while in class. If you have something urgent that requires your being in touch with someone electronically, please let me know before class starts.