Week 14 - April 20 - April 24

French I - Spring 2015

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Semaine Numéro Treize

Welcome to Week 13! Read below for more information about each course! All assignments are due Friday, April 24!*

Traditional Block:

This week Traditional students will finish work in Unit 8: La Cuisine. Students will build on the project they began last week, even cooking a foreign dish! Assignments due this week include:

1. La Cuisine, Writing 2B

2. La Cuisine, Speaking 2D

3. La Cuisine, Section 2 Quiz

4. La Cuisine, Project 3B

5. La Cuisine, Speaking 3B

6. La Cuisine, Writing 3C

7. La Cuisine, Section 3 Quiz

8. La Cuisine, Unit Exam



Year Long:


Students in YL courses will finish work in Unit 9: Les Passetemps and begin the last unit! In Unit 10: L'Ecole students will expand on their knowledge of school vocabulary and activities. Assignments due this week include:


1. Les Passetemps, Section 3 Quiz

2. Les Passetemps, Unit Exam

3. L'Ecole, TPR Quiz

4. L'Ecole, Discussion 1D


A progress report is due Tuesday, April 21. It should be available in registration on Thursday, April 23.

*Note that there is a misprint in the Due Dates Calendar: Friday is April 24, NOT April 25.
Live sessions this week will cover a variety of topics. Please note that Monday's session on Unit 7 will be the last one offered for that unit. If students were unable to attend a session for a particular unit in the past, or if they cannot attend a session for the current unit, they need to contact their instructors.

* Tuesday, April 21 @ 8:30pm w/ Mme Melissa Harrelson (Unit 8)
* Wednesday, April 22 @ 10am w/ Mme Claire Driscoll (Unit 8)
* Wednesday, April 22 @ 12pm w/ Mme Ashley Padgett (Unit 8)
* Wednesday, April 22 @ 4:45pm w/ Mme Susan Cowan (Unit 9)
* Wednesday, April 22 @ 8pm w/ Mme Karen Miller (Unit 8)

Note that while the course calendars for Traditional and Year-Long courses do not align, students may choose to attend any live session of their choosing. Students are also welcome to attend more than one session for extra practice! Students need to log in with both first and last name to ensure they receive credit for attendance. Those who phone in using the teleconference option need to identify themselves to the instructor presenting so their attendance is documented!

Les Fruits et Les Légumes Moches - The Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables: French Food in the News

Nos Plats Favori

Sections 1 & 2 - Mme Claire Driscoll

"Bonjour! Moi, j'adore cuisiner de temps en temps (from time to time). Pour ma famille, et surtout (especially) mes enfants, on aime bien manger de la fondue au chocolat (chocolate fondue). C'est simple et délicieux. Bien sûr on adore manger de la fondue au chocolat avec des bananes (bananas), des fraises (strawberries), des pommes (apples), des poires (pears) et des ananas (pineapple). C'est extraordinaire!"

Sections 3 & 4 - Mme Ashley Padgett

"J'adore les crêpes! I love crêpes because they are a multi-purpose food. You can eat them for le petit déjeuner (breakfast), le déjeuner (lunch), or le dîner (dinner)! They can be an entrée or a dessert! When I was studying abroad in Montpellier, we would go to Crêperie de La Comédie for lunch - my favorite savory crêpe had du gruyère (cheese), du jambon (ham), des tomates (tomatoes), et des oignons (onions). Later on, we'd go back after dinner for dessert - not sure I could pick a favorite here, but I did love the crêpe au Chantilly (whipped cream) and the crêpe au Nutella! Click the link below for a simple recipe. Add your favorite meats, cheeses, and vegetables for lunch, and add your favorite fruits and sweets for dessert. Bon appétit!"

Section 5 - Mme Melissa Harrelson

"J'adore cuisiner (to cook) et manger (to eat). I like to cook difference cuisines from around the world. My French favorite doit être (must be) le baguette! It took me awhile, but I finally perfected the baguette with the right pan and flours. I did not purchase any store-bought bread for over 25 years, making our own loaf bread, pita bread et bien sûr, le baguette. Pendant l'hiver, j'aime cuisiner le coq au vin ou les boeufs bourguignon. Pour les desserts, je fais les éclairs pour les enfants (I make eclairs) et je fais la crème brûlée, la favorite de mon marie (my husband's favorite.). Le mari de ma soeur est venu de Libon. (My sister's husband came from Lebanon), so I learned all their family recipes, too. Toute de ma famille aiment (all my family likes) rolled grape leaves, tabouleh, and hummus on a regular basis."

Section 6 - Mme Karen Miller

"One of my all-time favorite francophone dishes is Cheese Fondue. La Fondue originated in Switzerland as a means of stretching food over the long winter months. La fondue is composed of an assortment of melted cheeses, wine or beer and spices. It is served with a variety of dippers including breads, vegetables and fruits. My family particularly enjoys the combination of a sharp cheddar with the tartness of a granny smith apple. It's also fun eating for kids!"

Section 7 - Mme Jean McDaniel

"L'été de 2012, I spent trois semaines in Québec. During my time there I ate La Poutine avec (with) mon amie, Sara. La Poutine is basically les frites (fries) avec la sauce (gravy) et du fromage (cheese). This sounds a bit heavy and peculiar but keep in mind that this dish is usually consumed during winter after a full day of cold weather and dog-sledding! It is so yummy! Miam! My family enjoys this toute l'année (all year), même (even) s'il fait chaud! Nous aimons les frites tout le temps!"

Section 8 - Mme Mary Hansbrough

"Ma cuisine favorite est le fromage français (French cheese). J'adore le Roquefort, le Camembert et la Brie aussi. Avec ça, j'adore aussi les olives. And when I am in France, I eat bread all of the time which is strange because I hardly touch bread in the US. Mais mon plat favori est, sans doute, les fruits de mer (seafood) qu'on trouve dans le sud de France (south of France), en Provence. I love the steamed mussels, shrimp and oysters. But above all, I like French pastries, especially la madeleine! We call it Napoleons but the French would never call it that. So délicieux!"