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French 1001

Dr. Cottille-Foley
School of Modern Languages
Swann 215
Office hours: Tu-Th 11:05-11:55


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  • Class manual + vtext + workbook
  • Supersite code

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French 1001 demands faithful and regular preparation of assignments as well as active participation in class. You should spend two hours on your homework for each hour of class time. In other words, you should expect to spend 6 hours studying your French each week. It is recommended that you break this down into one hour daily. This can be your "French hour"...

 No make-up tests of examinations will be given without an official excuse. Daily class attendance is expected. More than two absences will affect the final course grade. One point will be substracted for each daily absence in excess of two. Arriving late to class will also cause you to lose points.

  Work is assigned in your digital workbook. The homework must be finished and successfully submitted by 111:59 AM on either Tuesdays or Thursdays (check the calendar in your Supersite). It will be graded. Late assignments will not receive credit. They will count as a grade of 0 in the homework average. Human nature being what it is (sigh), we professors have to encourage you to do your work regularly...

Weekly homework will take approximately 6 hours to complete. Make sure that you start early. The best approach is to break the work in at least 3 sessions (around 2 hours each). Ideally you would spend around one hour on French per day, 6 days a week.


The organization of the book. There are 26 lessons organized in 13 units. This semester, we will cover the first 7 units. The next 6 units will be covered in French 1002. Make sure you memorize each chapter's vocabulary as you go. After each class, you should review what we have learned, memorize new words and structures, do your workbook, and start reading the next lesson. Easy right? If you do this religiously, I am sure that you will do extremely well in this class. If you don't, you will get frustrated, you may start to blame it on your supposed lack of talent for languages, or whatever, you may even blame it on me (please don't do that)! Just remember: doing the homework well and on time is essential, and it is your key to success.


Dr. Cottille-Foley, 215 Swann, School of Modern Languages