French 507- unique # 36500, Fall 2011
Course description and Syllabus
The prerequisite for French 507 is completion of French 506, taken at the University of Texas at Austin, with a grade of at
Students who took French in high school, French 506 at another college, or at The University of Texas at Austin prior
to fall 2008 are required to take a placement exam. A schedule of administration dates for the placement exam may be
obtained from the Center for Teaching and Learning, 2616 Wichita, 232-2662, or at www.ctl.utexas.edu/programs-and-
Course and Objectives
French 507 is a four skills language course in which you will expand the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as
you explore the French language and culture with
, the first year French program developed at the
University of Texas.
Completion of French 507 with a C or better qualifies you to enroll in the second-year French course FR
which you purchased for FR 506, available at qoop.com
If you do not have this textbook, go to the
Français interactif site for a direct link to qoop :
Français interactif community website
features videos, web activities, printable
pdfs, a link to our Facebook page, a forum for students to post queries about the French language or culture, as well as:
: These audio files are available on the website (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/) in MP3
Please print the Vocabulary Preparation Template pdf from the website in order to complete
the “Préparation du vocabulaire” at the beginning of each chapter.
You will turn this in to your instructor.
audio files are available on the website in downloadable mp3 format, and are often
accompanied by online exercises with answer keys.
Grammar explanations in
Tex's French Grammar
, UT French Department's on-line
grammar resource which includes grammar explanations, self-correcting exercises, audio files in mp3
format, a verb conjugation reference, and a verb tutor.
This is to be studied on-line for audio examples and
“Texercises” which are turned in to the instructor through Blackboard.
: View these on the
website and complete accompanying exercises on the
•Video and audio podcasts, available for viewing and listening in iTunes v5 or higher, on MacOSX and
The Fi videos and audio files are also iPad, iPhone, and Android compatible.
Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary
ISBN 0-19-864535X (www.amazon.com), which is required
for upper division French classes.
is also an excellent online dictionary.