FLF 101 (M-F) Summer I 2009
Instructor’s Name: Chuck Johnson, PhD
For adverse weather and emergency situation information: Call 513-8888.
PLACEMENT AND PREREQUISITES:
There is no prerequisite for FLF 101.
Placement Test can be taken in the
Foreign Languages Technology Center
Language and Computer Building at the corner of Stinson & Current Drives). The test
will take about 25 minutes and you will receive the results immediately.
took French in high school and you have been told that you have « reached proficiency at
the 102 level », this does NOT satisfy the prerequisite for this course. This only applies to
students who will not take any foreign language course at NCSU.
If you plan on taking
any foreign language course at NCSU other than beginning at FL_101, you must take the
Placement Test and abide by its placement recommendation.
WELCOME TO FRENCH!
This course aims at giving you a solid foundation in
understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the French language.
To accomplish these
goals, it is essential that we use French as the language of the classroom.
I will do my
best to keep the class atmosphere creative, lively, and accepting of your best efforts. In
return, you, too have some responsibilities. Please read carefully and follow the
information and advice below.
and will be taken daily.
Missing class will seriously hinder
your ability to succeed in this course. The following penalty will be applied: After three
absences (in a MWF class), your class participation grade will be lowered one grade for
EACH absence beyond the limit.
For example, if a student has 6 absences (3 over the
limit), the class participation
grade will be lowered by 3 grades, e.g., B+ becomes C+.
Beyond the allowed 3 absences, you will need
a written excuse to be accepted at the
discretion of the instructor (in case of serious illness, injury, death or illness in the family,
university duties, court attendance, or religious observance.)
This policy is based upon
the University Attendance Policy.
Save your absences for emergencies.
absences may lead to an F for the course.
Upon your return to class after an absence, you
are responsible for any homework, quizzes, etc. assigned on the day of your absence.
you know in advance that you will have to be absent, please see me.
I suggest that you
get the phone number of a classmate you can call in case you are unsure of an
There will be exams, quizzes (written and oral), and a departmental final exam.
There will be no make-up quizzes.