ERIC Number: ED111200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Understanding: French, Level One. Selected Cultural Concepts Which May Be Developed in French Level I.
Walpole, Earl L.
This manual was prepared to instruct the language teacher on concepts of French culture to be taught in a beginning French class to students of any age. The cultural concepts are cross-referenced and intended to be used with five of the most widely used French texts. Certain deeper cultural concepts are meant to be used for longer unit presentation or activities. The first four chapters are devoted to definition of culture and examination of some cultural phenomena and the values of cultural study. Culture is defined as "the individual's role in the unending kaleidoscope of life situations of every kind and the rules and models for attitude and conduct in them..." It is noted that a cultural study should examine all aspects and be simultaneous with the beginning of foreign language study. The rest of the manual contains instructional essays for the teacher on 38 aspects of French culture from use of "tu" and "vous" to family and social life, restaurants and food, business customs, money, art and music, French geography, politics and religion. Each essay is followed by suggested instructional activities. A list of references and information sources is appended. (CHK)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Foreign Culture, French, Guides, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Teaching Guides
Alameda County Education Center, Rm. 45, 685 A. St., Hayward, Calif. 94541 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, Hayward, CA.
Note: For related document, see FL 007 065