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French I

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
YDF0001 French I 3/0/0 EL French 3
Course Goals
Introducing French language and French culture to the students and to make sure they reach the entry-level language skill.
Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None
Special Requisite(s) The minimum qualifications that are expected from the students who want to attend the course.(Examples: Foreign language level, attendance, known theoretical pre-qualifications, etc.)
Instructor(s) Lecturer Mehmet Sarıoğlu
Course Assistant(s) None
Schedule Friday 14.00-14.45 15.00-15.45 Ataköy 4B- 10-12
Office Hour(s) Mehmet Sarıoğlu Perşembe 14.30-15.00 Ataköy 4D D-12
Teaching Methods and Techniques In the teaching period that starts with processing the subjects that are determined from the main book “Mauget Langue et Civilisation Francaise”, distributing subject memorized exercise papers, assignments and various question-answer exercises that are based on the subject to the students. Correction practices on the assignments that were given at the previous class. All the prepared copies that are based on the vocabulary exercise are given to the students. “Oral” question-answer exercises are being conducted to improve talking ability.
Principle Sources  
G.Mauger, Cours de Langue et de Civilisation Française, Librairie Hachette Catherine Dollez, Sylvie Pons; Alter Ego:Methode de Français I, Librerai Hachette
Other Sources  
J.Bady, I.Greaves, A. Petetin,    Exerçons-nous Grammaire 350 Exercices Niv.Débutant.  Librairie Hachette
Yves Loiseau, Régine Mérieux; Point par Point Exercices Grammaire Cahier Débutant , Librairie Didier
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introducing the books that will be used in the classes “French 1” and “French 2”, reading the related “Syllabus” to explain students what is wanted from them and what they will be responsible of, introducing how the midterms and finals will be graded and the general percentages of being present in the class and assignments. Introduction of the order of French phonetics- alphabet, sound unison, the phonetic structure of the simple words and the examples of the alphabetical readings. Oral and written expression
2. Week Entering the “Article” subject after the reminding of alphabet information and phonetic order. The introduction of Articles with examples and exercises. Simple “sentence reading tryouts”. Studies on vocabulary and the readings of them. Explanation of structures of word subordinates, foundation rules and “article” systems that are used in relation to this subject with examples. Oaral and written expression Audio casette performance
3. Week “Avoir” and “etre” auxiliary verbs, a general look to the verb groups and the first group of inflection of verbs explanations. There will be assignments given to the students on the subjects(The most used ones of Avoir-Etre and first group verbs will be chosen and Turkish-French translation assignments will be prepared.) Vocabulary papers that are including nationality and countries will be distributed. Related course works. Oral and written expression reading practices
4. Week Introducing of noun states and related article and preposition foundation studies. Conversation studies. Daily use, self-explaining question- answer structures will be given. New vocabulary papers distribution. Learning and practicing point adjectives. Conjugation of “Pouvoir-Devoir” auxiliary verbs, simple sentences with these verbs and question- answer studies. Oral and written expression Reading practices.
5. Week Repetition of point adjectives, distribution a list of qualification adjectives. Using related adjectives and first group verbs in sentences. Sentences types(negative, question, negative question types). New reading articles distribution. Studying on the article with question-answers. Name subordinates and the states of name related reminder assignments distributing and studies on the subject. Introducing the days of the week. Oral and written expression Audi casette performance
6. Week Introducing “Faire-Savoir” auxiliary verbs and how to use them in a sentence. Distributing new vocabulary copies on house and parts of the house, seasons and months and simple foundation studies on these vocabularies. Strengthening new words with name subordinates. Studies with distributed negative answer based question patterns. Extra studies on first group verbs. Introduction of the undocumented adjectives and follow up and reading exercises from the book on the subject. Oral and written expression and repetitions
7. Week Midterm Exam
8. Week Practices and answering to the midterm exam questions.Distributing new vocabulary copies based on professions. Continuing on the learning of the first group verbs. French-Turkish, Turkish-French translation studies. Question-answer practices. Reading and processing the new subject from the book. Exercises on finding the question based on the answer. Oral and written expression and reading practices.
9. Week New vocabulary about the animals and nature end repetition general. Oral and written expression Reading practices
10. Week Processing time and clock concept. Related question-answer exercises. Positive and negative sentence types reminding, distribution of the vocabulary copies based on the city, buildings in the city and various types of structures and related sentence exercises. Finding the question based on the answer practices.Conducting the concept of route and directions and answering on the distributed exercise papers that are related to the subject. Introducing second group verbs, distributing related copies and sentence structure and development exercises. Entry to the personal pronouns, introduction and examples. Reading exercises. Oral and written expressions
11. Week Distribution of the new reading pieces. Explanatory practices on pattern sentences that are related to weather. General repetition and the distribution of the assignment that include translating sentences to French language from a Turkish article that is formed by first, second and taught all auxiliary verbs. Repeating personal pronouns and examples. Explaining simple past tense and examples. Oral and written expressions Audio casette performance
12. Week Generally repeating all the classes done in the term. Exampled practices of simple past tense. Application repetition of personal pronouns. Assignments. Oral and written expression
13. Week Repetition based on student wishes for the final exam, question-answer practices, general repeating. Practicing on “participle passé accord” about personal pronouns and simple past tense examples. Oral and written expressions and repetitions.
14. Week General repetition for Final exam. PS: Distributing scripted French-Turkish translation of the music that will be listened to. Class notes that are about all the subjects that are included in the program that will be prepared by me will be given to the students. Oral and written expression
15. Week A class to relieve student’s mind before the finals: Edith Piaf, Nana Mouskouri vs concerts… PS: Distributing scripted French-Turkish translation of the music that will be listened to. Class notes that are about all the subjects that are included in the program that will be prepared by me will be given to the students. Oral and written expression and traductions practices.
16. Week Final Final
17. Week Final Final
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 2 5
Attendance 1 5
Final Exam 1 60