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French 100 -01 Elementary French. Online Dr. Sybil Jackson Carter, Instructor
Welcome to French 100 Online Bienvenue! • • • Instructor: Dr. Sybil Jackson Carter Office: 334 T. T. Allain SUBR Phone: 771 -2190 Skype: drsybil 65 Email: sybil_jacksoncarter@subr. edu Class Website: http: //blackboard. subr. edu Book/Workbook Website: www. mhcentro. com CODE: CEJ 998 Office Hours (Horizon Wimba) T-F: 10: 30 -12: 30 and by appointment CENTRO COURSE ;
MISSION OF SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY • 1) Southern University and A&M College: • The mission of Southern University and A&M College, an Historically Black, 1890 land-grant institution, is to provide opportunities for a diverse student population to achieve a highquality, global educational experience, to engage in scholarly, research, and creative activities, and to give meaningful public service to the community, the state, the nation, and the world so that Southern University graduates are competent, informed, and productive citizens.
MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES • The Department of Foreign Languages is committed to excellence in instruction, and to the promotion of global awareness and the appreciation of other cultures and peoples. • The Department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish; it also offers German , Chinese, Arabic and African languages.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION • COURSE DESCRIPTION: • 2006 -2008 Catalog – Southern University and A&M College: Fren 100 – Elementary Spanish I (Credit, 3 hours). • Catalogue Description: Introduction to elementary structures in the French language. Emphasis on listening comprehension, pronunciation, basic vocabulary and grammar structures necessary for developing oral proficiency skills.
FRENCH 100 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES • 1. LISTENING: STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND SHORT, SIMPLE CONVERSATIONS AND NARRATIVES IN French WITHIN HIGHLY PREDICTABLE AND FAMILIAR CONTEXTS
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CONT. ) • 2. STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO READ VERY SHORT SIMPLE TEXTS IN FRENCH AND FIND PREDICTABLE INFORMATION AND VOCABULARY IN SIMPLE EVERYDAY FAMILIAR TOPICS
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (3) • WRITE SHORT COMPOSITIONS IN FRENCH, BY RECOMBINING LEARNED VOCABULARY AND STRUCTURES ON FAMILIAR TOPICS.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (4) • DEMONSTRATE CONTINUED DEVELOPING AWARENESS OF CULTURAL VALUES, BELIEFS, AND IDEOLOGIES OF THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (5) • DEMONSTRATE ORAL PROFICIENCY TO THE ACTFL NOVICE LOW (100) LEVEL
Required Texts: • ISBN 0077358473 – TEXTBOOK: Vis-á-Vis. Beginning French Fifth Edition , Evelyne Amon, Judith A. Muyskens and Alice C. Omaggio Hadley – “CENTRO” -ONLINE WORKBOOK/LAB MANUAL: • a)Vis-à-vis: Beginning French, Online Workbook/Laboratory Manual, 5 th Edition
b) Publisher: Mc. Graw-Hill c)Authors: Monique Branon, Myrna Bell Rochester, Hedwige Meyer, Patricia Westphal d) ISBN: 0077358473 The Online workbook is also available in a bundle in the SUBR bookstore. The textbook AND electronic workbook are MANDATORY for this course; they will also be required for French 101. No other substitutions will be accepted. To purchase online, http: //www. mhcentro. com/books? qbid=0. 6441012991916972
Online French Course Policies and Requirements • Attendance: This is an online class; therefore, daily attendance is not required. However, SACS (The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) requires that online classes meet FACE-to-FACE periodically over course of term:
Online French Course Policies and Procedures: Attendance • We will meet FACE-to-FACE on the dates below. • Attendance is required! • SCHEDULE OF LIVE CLASS MEETINGS • June 6 • June 13 • June 20 • June 27 • June 29 Final Exam
Technical Requirements • ATTENTION: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING: • Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox A MICROPHONE/HEADPHONES HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS SPEAKERS, QUICK TIME/REALPLAYER Java Access
Wimba: “Virtual” Class • WIMBA CLASS • Students are required to logon at least twice a week for “virtual” classroom meetings, where we will review and practice material covered that week. I will be online everyday Tuesdays through Fridays from 10: 30 am-12: 30 pm. • The class will take place online. Specific instructions for accessing the virtual classroom will be given in advance.
Assignments from CENTRO Most Assignments will come from: • CENTRO: Vis-à-vis Online Workbook/Laboratory Manual. Centro Lab Manual/Workbook The workbook that you purchase (ISBN ) will allow you to go online and complete five types of exercises: • Listening • Oral • Reading • Writing • Grammar
ONLINE LEARNING CENTER mhhe. com/visavis 5 This companion website is free of charge, and provides you with additional quizzes and activities on vocabulary, grammar, culture (maps, etc. ) and audio files. The content of these activities can be accessed in quizzes and/or tests. These count for 10% of your final grade.
How to Register for CENTRO(1) • Your instructor, Sybil Jackson Carter, invites you to enroll in the following Quia course. Course: Fren 100 Section 01 • Code: CEJ 998 • Book(s): Vis-à-vis Textbook and Online Laboratory Manual/Workbook • To enroll in this course, please do the following:
How to Register for CENTRO(2) • Click on this URL: CENTRO FOR VIS-a-VIS Workbook Laboratory Manual
Examinations • Most of your chapter tests will come from Blackboard. They will be posted at the beginning of the week, and must be returned by a designated deadline. • The exams will be “force completion”; that is, once you begin taking the exam, you will have a time period in which to take it, and you may not exit the exam and resume later.
Examinations • There will be five (5) chapter examinations, 1 – 4, and a review exam Exams Posted Chapitre 1 June 9 Chapitre 2 June 15 Chapitre 3 June 21 Chapitre 4 June 27 Examen de Rev. June 28 Final Exam: June 29, 310 T. T. Allain
Examinations (2) • Exams will be administered a) online through Blackboard; b) or in class at our live meeting. You will have a designated time frame to complete the exams. No late exams will be accepted.
Final Examination • The final examination will cover all material from the semester. It will include listening, written, and speaking components. All students are to be present for the exam on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 10: 30 am-12: 30 pm
• • Computing Your Grade for the Course Chapter Exams Final Exam Quizzes (Centro) Centro (Online Wkbk) Homework Oral Wimba/Attendance Live Text 30% 15% 10% 5%
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Oral Component of Course • For each chapter, you will have access to oral questions that you should be able to ASK and ANSWER. You will have an ORAL Assignment for each chapter.
Oral Component of Course (cont. ) • Twice this semester, you will be administered an oral exam where I will ask you some of the questions that you have heard and practiced, and you will answer the questions in French. Specific instructions for the oral exam will be provided.
COURSE CALENDAR June 6 -9 June 10 – 15 June 16 – 21 June 22 -27 June 28 June 29 Chapitre 1 “Une Nouvelle Aventure” Chapitre 2 “Nous, les etudiants” Chapitre 3 “Elles ont l’air chic!” Chapitre 4 “A la maison” Revision Chapitres 1 – 4 Final Exam
Succeeding in an Online Course • This class will require self-motivation and discipline. Say it with me “This class will require self-motivation and discipline. ” Many students are unable to dedicate the time to be successful in the course. Ask yourself, “Can I carve out time everyday to work on this course? ”
Succeeding in an Online Course (cont. ) • This online class is not easier than a face-to-face class. In fact, I think it is harder. You will have technology hurdles and limited contact with the professor and other students. The only advantage is that you can do most of the work whenever you want, wherever you want. You will have deadlines to meet, but there will be flexibility in when you can complete them. You will be required to do one chapter approximately every four days. You will then have a 24 hour window to complete the chapter exam. I would like the class to move forward together. This is not a self-paced course in the sense that you can’t wait until the end of the semester to complete all of the assignments. They all will have due dates within the semester.
Succeeding in an Online Course (cont. ) • You will be responsible for gaining access to the technology to complete the course. A computer with high speed Internet access, an Internet Browser, speakers/headphones and a microphone will be required. Various facilities on the SUBR campus offer computers, but all coursework may be completed on any computer. Most of the course content will be delivered within Blackboard is an online course management system supported at. SUBR. To access Blackboard, http: //blackboard. subr. edu • For help and tutorials, please see http: // blackboard. subr. edu and click on “Tutorials”. I will also post pages on the CENTRO website as a backup in case Blackboard goes down.
Succeeding in an Online Course (cont. ) • During the first week of class, I will be available during my virtual office hours for training. If you need help understanding any of the class components, please plan on attending one of the training sessions.
Succeeding in an Online Course (cont. ) • Please direct all class-related questions to the discussion area (Fren 100 Café) in Blackboard so that other students may also learn. The discussion area will be the greatest tool for helping you through the course. Your classmates are an invaluable resource. I will not be online all the time, but chances are, one of your classmates will be and will be able to help you through a problem. I will be trying some new approaches to foster a sense of community. We will have virtual office hours, virtual classes and virtual small group activities. If your question is a personal matter, please contact me by e-mail at sybil_jacksoncarter@subr. edu
IMPORTANT COURSE POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS • LATE ASSIGNMENTS NOT ACCEPTED • ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND CLASS ON DESIGNATED CLASS DAY 10: 30 am (CLASS TIME) • ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ONLINE DESIGNATED DAYS (T-F 10: 3012: 30; Twice/wk logon required)
STEPS TO NAVIGATE THROUGH COURSE • 1. BUY BOOK • 2. BUY ONLINE WORKBOOK • 2. CHECK “ANNONCES” ON BLACKBOARD or CENTRO EVERYDAY TO GET OVERVIEW OF THAT DAY’S ACTIVITIES
STEPS (CONT. ) • 3. STUDY EACH “LEÇON”, THEN • 4. GO TO “CENTRO” SITE AND COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS, INCLUDING ORAL • 5. GO TO “BLACKBOARD” AND COMPLETE QUIZZES FOR THE WEEK
STEPS (CONT. ) • 6. GO TO Bb (Blackboard) AND COMPLETE ALL TASKS INCLUDED IN “WEEK” FOLDER
OTHER SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS! • READ AND CAREFULLY FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN IN EACH ASSIGNMENT. • PRINT OUT A COPY AND MARK EACH COMPLETED ASSIGNMENT AND THOSE SENT TO THE INSTRUCTOR TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE DONE.
STRATEGIES (CONT. ) • READ ASSIGNED TEXTBOOK (EBOOK) MATERIAL • LOG ON TO WIMBA EACH WEEK, AND ATTEND CLASS ON DESIGNATED DAYS • DEVOTE AT LEAST ONE HOUR PER DAY TO THIS COURSE
This Class Includes “Buddy System” • You will be assigned a partner at various intervals during the course, with whom you will complete oral activities
Très Important! • OBSERVE YOUR DEADLINES!
Bienvenue (Welcome) to French 100 Online • I am looking forward to working with you this semester! • If at any time you have difficulty navigating through the course, please do not hesitate to contact me: • 771 -2190 or sybil_jacksoncarter@subr. edu