Français 450 — Grammaire Avancée
Professeur : D. Kress
Grammaire Française, 4th Edition, Ollivier et Beaudoin,English/World Languages, 2004. ISBN: 978-0-17-610461-0
The goal of this course is to help you improve your written and spoken French through an intensive study of advanced grammar and vocabulary used in everyday life. In this course you will learn not only formal French structures taught in standard French classes, but vocabulary and structures used in daily life.
1. You are expected to come to class prepared every day. Study the material specified on the syllabus or in class and be sure to write out the assignments! They will be graded.
2. Keep in mind that all class work will be conducted orally in French and your attendance and participation will have a definite impact on your grade. The activities of listening to a language, speaking a language, and writing a language all demand active skills. This class will require your active participation.
A language course is different from other courses at the college because you work on oral communication skills. The only place you can work on these skills is in class. Other classes may not require your attendance because you can learn the material from the book; however, there is no substitute for the dynamic interaction that takes place between you and your teacher—a trained language acquisition specialist. For this reason this course has a strong policy on absences.
*Make ups: No make-ups for an unexcused absence are given.
This is an advanced grammar class and students are expected to master the material at a high level of proficiency. For this reason the grading scale for this class will be unlike those you have seen in other French classes. Students earning a grade less than 90% on the first exam will receive a failing grade for the course. Students failing to maintain a 90% average after the second exam will likewise receive a failing grade for the course. Each of the first two exams may be retaken once within 10 days of the date it was initially given.
I. Semaine du 28 au 30 août
II. Semaine du 4 au 6 septembre
III. Semaine du 11 au 13 septembre
IV. Semaine du 18 au 20 septembre
V. Semaine du 25 au 27 septembre
VI. Semaine du 2 au 4 octobre
VII. Semaine du 9 au 11 octobre
VIII. Semaine du 16 au 18 octobre
IX. Semaine du 23 au 25 octobre
X. Semaine du 30 octobre au 1er novembre
XI. Semaine du 6 au 8 novembre
XII. Semaine du 13 au 15 novembre
XIII. Semaine du 20 au 22 novembre
XIV. Semaine du 27 au 29 novembre
XV. Semaine du 4 au 6 décembre
A good site for French grammar:
A killer site for gender:
Exercises sur les articles:http://www.bonjourdefrance.com/exercices/contenu/les-articles-definis-et-indefinis-en-francais.html
Supplementary exercises on passé composé and l'imparfait:
Infinitif, accord du participe passé ou imparfait ?
Les pronoms relatifs