ERIC Number: ED242214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
French, Core Programs 1980. Curriculum Guideline for the Primary, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Divisions.
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
This curriculum guideline provides suggestions for the organization of courses of study in Core French programs at all levels from kindergarten to grade 9. The aim of the Core French programs, as distinguished from extended and immersion programs, is to provide opportunities for students to develop communication skills in French, an understanding of how language functions, and a sensitivity to people and culture. Organizational principles only are provided, which local boards can use for programs beginning at any level having from 60 to 120 hours of instruction per year. The volume outlines policy for the programs (rationale, goals, objectives, language skills, levels of difficulty, and articulation); program content (structures, generalizations, and vocabulary topics); techniques (questioning, correction, listening and speaking activities, reading, writing, teaching structure, teaching culture, grouping procedures, and references); and evaluation (principles, types, reporting procedures, evaluating attitudes, program evaluation, and references). Outlines of developmental stages for early, middle, and later childhood and preadolescence and their implications for language-learning are appended. Lists of references for teacher and student use and a glossary are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Core Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Developmental Stages, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, Foreign Countries, French, Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Student Development
Publications Services, Ontario Ministry of Education, 880 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8, Canada ($2.50 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.