ERIC Number: ED254070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
L'enseignement du francais en Republique Federale d'Allemagne (The Teaching of French in the Federal Republic of Germany). L'enseignement du francais dans les classes terminales des lycees allemands (The Teaching of French in the Final Year in German Schools).
Abel, Fritz; Lang, Jurgen
Two papers describe two aspects of French foreign language instruction in West Germany. The first, "L'enseignement du francais en Republique Federale d'Allemagne" by Abel, deals with the institutional framework for French instruction in West Germany. A discussion of the instructional situation looks first at the history of French instruction since the 19th century in the context of political and social forces, enrollment rates and influences, and the role of French as the most common second language taught. The second paper, "L'enseignement du francais dans classes terminales des lycees allemands" by Able and Lang, examines the objectives and methods of French instruction, looking at the changes in instruction in the last 15 years. The changes in the approach to the first few years of instruction, which now focus more on authenticity than formal language, are considered. The role of the text "Salut A," which first appeared in 1968 and whose content and approach correspond largely to contemporary governmental attitudes and programs, is discussed, and French language instruction in the universities, for both the general college population and foreign language teachers, is examined. A few notes are provided on journals currently and widely used in the field in West Germany. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Identifiers: West Germany