ERIC Number: ED180260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Le Francais parle au Canada [Spoken French in Canada]. Teacher's Guide.
Ullmann, Rebecca; Balchunas, Martha
A resource kit for teaching French in a French-Canadian cultural context is represented by a teacher's guide, a student resource booklet, and a tape transcript. This module is designed for use at the intermediate or advanced level of secondary instruction. Classroom activities are based on a cassette tape that introduces some of the phonological characteristics of Canadian French. Variations between Canadian and Standard French are used to introduce students to some linguistic phenomena and terminology. Upon completion of the module, the student will have an acquaintance with: (1) language variation and its sociocultural basis; (2) specific phonological and lexical differences among varieties of French (for example, apico-dental vs. uvular "r"); and (3) the phenomena of assibilation and diphthongization. Two listening comprehension quizzes are included. One of these is designed to test ability to discriminate between Canadian and Standard French sounds, the other to assess comprehension of a prose passage read in Canadian French. (JB)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Dialects, French, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Tests, Language Variation, Learning Modules, Multimedia Instruction, Phonology, Pronunciation, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Vocabulary
Publication Division, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($3.30 for teacher's guide, $27.50 for complete module)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: French (Canadian)
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