French 1A Online
Spring, 2011 CRN: 79143 SEC: 831 Onl (3 Units)
[Instructor] [Course Goals] [Policies] [Grading] [Textbooks] [Course Overview]
|Name:||Carol H. Reitan|
Instructional Web Site: http://fog.ccsf.edu/~creitan
|Office location:||Batmale 312|
|Phone:||415-239-3554 (I will be available by phone starting August 17, 2011.)|
French 1A On-line is designed to provide beginners with
fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and
writing French. Some cultural information about French
speaking countries will also be introduced. This 3-unit
course covers one half of the material of a standard first
semester college course.
There are no mandatory meetings on campus. There is an optional in-person orientation on August 18, 2011. If you are unable to attend the orientation on campus, you must complete the online orientation.
French1A On-line is NOT a self-paced course. Students must:
As this is an online course, students must be comfortable
using the web, have regular access to a computer with a
headset or speakers, and a microphone.
If you do not log in to your Insight (powered by Moodle) account and complete the complete the "Learner Contract" by noon on the last day to drop with a full refund (Aug. 31, 2011), you will be dropped from the course.
If you discover that you do not have time to complete the course during the semester (before the last day to drop), you must drop the course yourself.
After August 31, 2011, you cannot count on me to drop you from the class, but you CAN count on me assigning grades to all students on the class list at the end of the semester, even those who have stopped participating. If you do not plan to complete the course, it is up to you to drop the class. Be sure to observe the college deadlines.
|Textbooks and Materials - students may purchase materials at the CCSF Bookstore.|
|MINIMUM TEXTBOOK REQUIREMENTS||YOU MUST HAVE access to the "Preliminary Chapter", Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of Allons-y, 6th edition to take this course.|
Allons-y , Bragger and Rice, Heinle and
Heinle, 6th edition, 2004.
(This ISBN refers to a "bundle" which includes the text and all required elements listed below. It is only available in the CCSF Bookstore, but some of the various components may be found elsewhere.) The same textbook is used in French 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, and 2B.
We will cover chapters Preliminary through Chapter 3. Individual chapters (in PDF format) may be purchased from iChapters.com for about $7.00 each. (Search for "Allons-y".) The preliminary chapter is free.
Quia Online Workbook (Cahier) OPTIONAL, Bragger and Rice, Heinle and Heinle, 2004 (included in bundle or can be purchased separately at: http://books.quia.com/ You will need a code Heinle and this registration info.
Your instructor will not correct the exercises in the "Cahier". They are corrected automatically. Doing the workbook exercises generally increases success on the exams.
You may substitute the paper version of the workbook (Cahier) with the answer key if you wish. You may find this on reserve in the Library or in the Language Center.
VMentor (VMentor is a 24/7 tutoring service and is included in the bundle for no extra charge), Bragger and Rice, Heinle and Heinle, 2004.
Allons-y Video, Bragger and Rice, Heinle and Heinle, 2004 (included in bundle) [Also available to registered students inside of Insight.]
|Course title:||French1A Online|
Week by Week
TIP : Learning a language is cumulative. Each week you'll build on what you've learned the week before. To be successful, it's important to practice regularly and not fall behind. [Assignment Checklist: not yet fully updated for Fall 2011, but it will give you an idea of the amount of work]
Most of these assignments are short and do not take a lot of time, but you need to be consistent and do them regularly to make progress.
|Course dates:||Wednesday, August 17, 2011 through Tuesday, December 20, 2011|
|Class Meetings: Location and Times||
There will be an optional orientation on Thursday evening,Aug 18, 2011 from 4:30-6:00 in MUB 398. (subject to confirmation). Students are encouraged to attend. You will learn more about the course and start speaking French!