ERIC Number: ED026901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Teaching French to Franco-Americans: A Controversial Problem.
Hickel, Raymond A.
Maine Foreign Language Bulletin, v12 n1 p8-10 Oct 1965
A study of bilingualism among third-generation Americans of French-Canadian extraction briefly examines their linguistic superiority in French over monolingual students and appraises the appropriate psychological approaches to teaching this special group. The article suggests that an "educated standard French" be presented as an alternative to rather than a substitute for the "home accent," an alternative used for international communication. Suggestions are made for building on the established language foundation by emphasizing phonetics and by enriching vocabulary, grammar, and cultural studies. (DS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.