ERIC Number: ED245538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
French as a Second Language Handbook.
Lazaruk, Walter A.; And Others
The handbook is a service publication for teachers of French as a second language. Each of five articles addresses a specific issue. "Teaching and Learning Strategies" (Walter A. Lazaruk) reviews the four skills approach used in second language learning. A communication model of teaching, used alongside study of the language itself, is recommended. Practical suggestions are given for teachers. "Learning Strategies" (Madeleine Monod) offers a practical guide for a second language program, focusing on the practitioner in the classroom. Procedural suggestions are given for using the curriculum guides and program outlines provided by the provincial education authority to integrate instruction in the four skills. Although the specific applications given are for junior high, the principles are found to be applicable to all grade levels. In "A Guide to Evaluation in the French Program" (Douglas Parker), a brief statement on testing and student evaluation is provided, with a comprehensive review of the types of tests available, how they may be developed for each of the four skill areas, testing procedures, and the types of tests to be developed for evaluation of a second language program. "The French Language as Spoken in Canada" (Roger Motut) clarifies the distinction between academic French and standard Canadian French and explains the language variations in Canada. In "Learning French as a Second Language: Some Psycho-Linguistic and Pedagogical Hints" (Pierre Monod), the psycholinguistic theory of language learning and practical suggestions for classroom teaching are outlined, and the English and French languages are compared. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, French, Language Tests, Learning Strategies, Program Evaluation, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.