Intermediate French I

General Course Information

Course Lecturer Name(s):  Mae Patterson

Course Director Name: N/A

Course Lecturer(s) Contact Information:, 1-473-456-4208 Cellphone

Course Director Contact Information:  N/A 

Course Lecturer(s) Office Hours:  By appointment 

Course Director Office Hours: N/A

Course Lecturer(s) Office Location:  To be announced

Course Director Office Location: N/A

Course Support:   Ms. Nichole Phillip,, +1 473 444 4175 ext. 3823 

Course Management tool: To learn to use Sakai, the Course management tool, access the link

Course Curriculum Information

Course Description: 

FREN 201 reviews key elements of Introductory French I and II. The course also provides a solid grammatical base and a rich and varied vocabulary within the francophone context. It seeks to help the students acquire the necessary skills to enable them to express themselves effectively in French, both orally and in writing, and to communicate satisfactorily with native speakers. The prescribed textbook is a requirement and will be supplemented by audio and visual aids. Emphasis will be placed on the following language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Course Objectives: 

This course is intended to help the students to:

  1. Critically analyze the differences in specific customs existing in their native country and the FL community.
  2. Use essential language skills for effective communication in French, in their areas of interest/studies.
  3. Develop a sound linguistic base for further study and for practical everyday situations relating to work and leisure.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create a Greeting Card in French to send to persons celebrating various seasons in their lives; appropriate use of the Subjunctive is a requirement
  2. Communicate orally, in French, to make bookings for a vacation, to negotiate vehicle rentals or to request information regarding an advertised job.
  3. Write formal letters in French to present candidacy for various advertised positions.
  4. Orally present findings of and comment on procedures to be followed if one wishes to vacation in a francophone country, negotiate vehicle rentals while there, or apply for a job. 5. Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of certain aspects of Francophone culture.

Program Outcomes Met By This Course:

Program Outcomes met by this Course:

PO 1  Critically analyze global and regional issues

PO 2 Effectively communicate information by extracting and constructing meanings through   analysis and critical thinking.

SAS Grading Scale: Grades will be assigned as follows:

A  = 89.5% or better

B+ = 84.5 - 89.4%

B  = 79.5 - 84.4%

C+ = 74.5 - 79.4%

C = 69.5 - 74.4%

D = 64.5 - 69.4%

F = 64.4% or less 

Course Materials:

Text:  Café Crème Book 1, KANEMAN-POUGATH et al, Hachette: Paris

Supplementary Readings/Resources: 

Websites : ;; ; ; ; ; ; Gé ;  

Television : TV5 monde  

YouTube videos where appropriate 

Native speaker(s) when possible

Course Grading Requirement:

Course work  (4 quizzes)                    30%

Mid-Term Examination                      30%

Final Examination                              30%    

Attendance                                            5%

Participation                                          5%

Total                                                   100%

*Rationale and Rubric for the Class Project will be distributed at the beginning of the Semester

Course Requirements:

  1. Students are expected to attend all classes unless there is a valid excuse for absence. 
  2. Since this is a language course participation in activities, exercises and discussions is expected.  (iii) Students are expected to be prepared for class by completing homework and assigned readings (iv) Students are expected to listen carefully to instructions given and to seek clarification from the instructor if these instructions are not clear (v) Respect for differing opinions is expected

Course Schedule:

Course Schedule Topic(s) Activities/Assignment
Week 1 Use of the Subjunctive in English and French  Formation of the Present Subjunctive in French (regular –er verbs) 

Identify and categorize the wishes in the handout: 52 voeux pour l’année  French Grammar made Fun #1  

Le subjonctif en français – comment l’utiliser (1)  Le subjonctif en français – comment l’utiliser (2)  Specially prepared handouts

Week 2 Use of the Subjunctive in everyday life – Le subjonctif dans la vie quotidienne  Formation of the Present Subjunctive  In French (regular –ir, -re, other verbs) 

Complete des textes lacunaires (cloze texts)  Students listen to

songs/dialogues in which the subjunctive is used and they fill in the blank spaces with the form of the subjunctive used 

[Specially prepared handout)

Week 3 Le subjonctif dans la vie pratique   Using the Subjunctive to greet persons who are 

experiencing various stages of life 

Quiz 1 (Create a Greeting Card using the Subjunctive)  [Specially prepared handouts]  

Week 4

Taking a vacation: Vacation spots in francophone countries; modes of transportation used to get to selected spots 

Students will select spots in francophone countries that they are desirous of visiting and give reasons for their

choice  Ex: 8o  

La Martinique elle Vous ‘M (pub touristique)

School of Arts and Sciences Master Syllabi — Info for All Sections

Plagiarism Policy

Academic Integrity

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Plagiarism is regarded as a cardinal offense in academia because it constitutes theft of the work of someone else, which is then purported as the original work of the plagiarist. Plagiarism draws into disrepute the credibility of the Institution, its faculty, and students; therefore, it is not tolerated” (p. 48).

Plagiarism also includes the unintentional copying or false accreditation of work, so double check your assignments BEFORE you hand them in.

Be sure to do good, honest work, credit your sources and reference accordingly and adhere to the University’s Honor Code. Plagiarism and cheating will be dealt with very seriously following the university’s policies on Plagiarism as outlined in the Student Manual.

Your work may be subject to submission to plagiarism detection software, submission to this system means that your work automatically becomes part of that database and can be compared with the work of your classmates.

Attendance Requirement

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Students are expected to attend all classes and or clinical rotations for which they have registered. Although attendance may not be recorded at every academic activity, attendance may be taken randomly. Students’ absence may adversely affect their academic status as specified in the grading policy. If absence from individual classes, examinations, and activities, or from the University itself is anticipated, or occurs spontaneously due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, proper notification procedures must be followed. A particular course may define additional policies regarding specific attendance or participation” (p. 9).

Examination Attendance

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

All matriculated students are expected to attend all assigned academic activities for each course currently registered. Medical excuses will be based on self-reporting by students. Students who feel they are too sick to take an examination or other required activity on a specific day must submit the online SAS medical excuse, which is available on Carenage. Students are only allowed two such excuses a year. Upon consultation with the Director of University Health Service, the third excuse will result in a mandatory medical leave of absence. The policies regarding make-up examinations are at the option of the Course Director” (p.46).

For additional specific examination policies and procedures, refer to the St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020), pages 31 through 37.

Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services Policy

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

A student with a disability or disabling condition that affects one or more major life activities, who would like to request an accommodation, must submit a completed application form and supporting documentation to the Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) located in the Dean of Students Office. It is highly recommended that students applying for accommodations do so at least one month before classes begin to allow for a more efficient and timely consideration of the request. If a fully completed application is not submitted in a timely fashion, an eligibility determination may not be made, and accommodations, where applicable, may not be granted prior to the commencement of classes and/or examinations” (p. 8).


It is the responsibility of the student to read and understand the policies, laws, rules and procedures that while they could affect your grade for a course, have not been specifically outlined in the course syllabus. These are contained in the St. George’s University Student Manual.