ERIC Number: ED230055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
A Successful French Weekend Camp.
Baughin, Judith A.
A weekend immersion French language camp was organized by Raymond Walters College of the University of Cincinnati with the cooperation of a group of interested high school French teachers. The extensive planning and the activities of the weekend are described in detail. The most important aspects of the planning process are noted. These were (1) selection of the site and the students; (2) the role of native French speaking aides, French language majors, and graduate students; and (3) seeing to all the details of the weekend's activities. The activities of the weekend as they are described begin with students' arrival after dinner on Friday evening and continue through lunch on Sunday. They included a get-acquainted game, singing, dancing, games in French, a scavenger hunt, outdoor activities and sports, slides and discussion, hobbies and crafts, folkdancing, skits, and a French carnival. Planning also required seeing to a French menu for main meals, snacks for Friday and Saturday evenings, a religious worship service in French on Saturday evening, and preparation of materials packets. This particular weekend experience was judged to be a useful vehicle for motivating language students and for providing them with the opportunity to function in a simulated cultural environment different from their own. The complete schedule of activities is attached. (AMH)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Educational Games, Enrichment Activities, French, Immersion Programs, Native Speakers, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Weekend Programs
Not available separately; see FL 013 718.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Speak Out and Touch Someone. The OMLTA Yearbook, 1983.