Armelle French Prof.
Office
Le Chateau 113
Tel
(802) 443-2427
Email
crouzier@middlebury.edu
Office Hours
Fall 2022: Mon&Wed 11:15-12:15 in CHT 113, Thurs 9:00-10:00 am on Zoom Topic: Armelle Crouzier's Personal Meeting Room Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/9018424392?pwd=N1ZXT1ZvMVRsdTdibTNWL2xwL2h2Zz09 Password:

Courses Taught

Course Description

Independent Study
Approval Required

Terms Taught

Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022

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Course Description

Intensive Beginning French
For students who have not previously studied French, an introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French, providing the syntactic and semantic foundation of the French language in a concentrated program of grammar presentation, drills, laboratory work, and discussion. Primary emphasis will be placed on the student's active use of the language, and weekly attendance at the French language table will be required. This course does not fulfill the foreign language distribution requirement. Students are expected to continue with FREN 0102 in the winter term after successfully completing FREN 0101, and with FREN 0201in the spring. 6 hrs. lect./disc.

Terms Taught

Fall 2018

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Beginning French
This course is a continuation of FREN 0101, dealing with more complex French. Oral skills are stressed and students participate in the French language table at lunch. This course does not fulfill the foreign language distribution requirement. (FREN 0101)

Terms Taught

Winter 2019

Requirements

WTR

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Course Description

Accelerated Beginning French
This intensive course is a condensation of FREN 0101 and 0102 for students who have never before studied French. We will focus on the development of all four communicative skills in an immersion-style environment. Primary emphasis will be placed on increased oral proficiency through audiovisual, conversational, and drill methods. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared for second-year French in the fall. Weekly attendance at the French language table will be required. 6 hrs. lect./disc./1 hr. drill

Terms Taught

Spring 2021

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Intermediate French I
Emphasis on increased control and proficiency in the language through audiovisual, conversational, and drill methods. Readings and film enlarge the student's view of French life and culture. (FREN 0102 or by placement) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

Terms Taught

Fall 2022

Requirements

LNG

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Toward Liberated Expression
A course designed to increase and perfect the ability to express oneself in spoken and written French. Emphasis on precision, variety, and vocabulary acquisition. Sections limited to 15 students. (FREN 0201, 0203 or placement) This requirement for the major and the minor may be satisfied by placement at a higher level. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

Terms Taught

Spring 2019, Fall 2021, Fall 2022

Requirements

LNG

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Criminal Minds in Literature written in French
How does one become a criminal? What causes a person to commit a crime? What triggers a criminal act? Which sorts of thought-processes lead to crime? These questions will be central to this course in which we will analyze the writing techniques that various Francophone authors have used to explore and portray criminals, both male and female. We will read literary texts—short stories and novels— from the Francophone world, including France, and watch some film adaptations. We will investigate the connections between realism, romanticism, and naturalism; attempt to disentangle reality from the imaginary; and interpret and extract meaning from stream-of-consciousness narratives. (FREN 0209 or 0210 or placement) 3 hrs. sem.

Terms Taught

Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2021

Requirements

CMP, EUR, LIT

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(Re)Constructing Identities: Francophone Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction
This course will focus on major works written in French by writers from North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean. We will explore the complex (re)construction of identities through fiction writing as it evolves from traditional folktale to political criticism, and as it shifts from colonial alienation to post-colonial disillusionment. We will also examine the emergence of cultural blending or métissage. (FREN 0221 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.

Terms Taught

Spring 2021

Requirements

AAL, CMP, LIT, LNG, SAF

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Course Description

Independent Project
Qualified students may be permitted to undertake a special project in reading and research under the direction of a member of the department. Students should seek an advisor and submit a proposal to the department well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required)

Terms Taught

Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022

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Course Description

Senior Honors Essay
For this one-term course, qualified senior majors who wish to be considered for Honors in French must submit a proposal well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required; see requirements.)

Terms Taught

Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022

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Course Description

Senior Honors Thesis
Qualified senior majors who wish to be considered for Honors in French must submit a proposal well in advance of registration for the term in which the work is to be undertaken. (Approval required; see requirements above.)

Terms Taught

Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022

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Course Description

Level 1, Beginning French is intended for students with no previous experience with the French language.

The course emphasizes the development of a grammatical foundation and lexical and phonetic proficiency, with special attention given to the development of oral and listening skills, and written communication.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously, and always in the context of a cultural narrative.

Classes adhere to a flipped classroom pedagogical model, whereby students are provided with the course materials and resources in advance, creating an active and collaborative learning environment.

By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to navigate a variety of real-world situations, to communicate about simple topics, to express opinions, to use grammar foundations correctly, and to interact in situations of everyday life, within the scope of the European level criteria A1 at a minimum.

Required texts:
• Marion ALCARAZ, Céline BRAUD, et al., Edito A1- Livre + Livre numérique interactif, Didier 2017, ISBN 978-2-278-08318-3
•Stefano CAMPOPIANO, Marie-Pierre BAYLOCQ SASSOUBRE, Stéphanie BRÉMAUD, Clara CHEILAN, Erwan DAMBRINE, Cécile PINSON, Edito niveau A1 – Cahier + CD mp3, Didier, 2016, ISBN 978-2-278-08361-9

Terms Taught

Summer 2020 Language Schools

Requirements

LNG

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Course Description

Level 1, Beginning French is intended for students with no previous experience with the French language.

The course emphasizes the development of a grammatical foundation and lexical and phonetic proficiency, with special attention given to the development of oral and listening skills, and written communication.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously, and always in the context of a cultural narrative.

Classes adhere to a flipped classroom pedagogical model, whereby students are provided with the course materials and resources in advance, creating an active and collaborative learning environment.

By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to navigate a variety of real-world situations, to communicate about simple topics, to express opinions, to use grammar foundations correctly, and to interact in situations of everyday life, within the scope of the European level criteria A1 at a minimum.

Required texts:
• Marion ALCARAZ, Céline BRAUD, et al., Edito A1- Livre + Livre numérique interactif, Didier 2017, ISBN 978-2-278-08318-3
•Stefano CAMPOPIANO, Marie-Pierre BAYLOCQ SASSOUBRE, Stéphanie BRÉMAUD, Clara CHEILAN, Erwan DAMBRINE, Cécile PINSON, Edito niveau A1 – Cahier + CD mp3, Didier, 2016, ISBN 978-2-278-08361-9

Terms Taught

Summer 2020 Language Schools

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Course Description

Level 4: Advanced French: Level 4 is designed for students who have had significant previous instruction in French, are already able to express themselves in French fluently and spontaneously, using idiomatic sentences and colloquialisms, and will easily adapt to and study in full immersion. Typically, students at this level demonstrate a high level of proficiency in all language skills. Students in Level 4 take four classes a day, comprising two required courses and two electives. All students at this level take a course in Advanced Grammar and Composition and a course in Oral Production and Pronunciation. Additionally, students elect two courses in the areas of contemporary Francophone Cultures and Societies and/or Literatures.

By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students should reach a B2+/C1 level of proficiency in all language skills, be able to express themselves fluently and spontaneously, to produce sophisticated speech and writing on complex political, social, cultural and/or literary topics relating to the French speaking world.

3401 Advanced Grammar
This course develops a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of the French language in order to improve students’ writing skills. Grammatical structures will be analyzed in three types of texts (narrative, descriptive and expressive).
Required text:
• Maïa GREGOIRE, Alina KOSTUCKI, Grammaire progressive du français (avec 600 exercices), B2/C2 Perfectionnement, CLE international, 2017, ISBN : 978-209-038209-9

Terms Taught

Summer 2022 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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Terms Taught

Summer 2022 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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Terms Taught

Summer 2019 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2020 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2022 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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