ERIC Number: ED150840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Materiel, Methodes, Techniques et Technologie (Materials, Methods, Techniques, and Technology).
Bourque, Jane M.
This presentation attempts to describe the current situation of French language instruction in the United States. As far as materials are concerned, there is a general tendency to emphasize communicative skills. Less attention is paid to literature, and more to the day-to-day activities of young French or Canadian people. Textbooks are generally good and plentiful, as are audiovisual materials. Methods tend to be eclectic and geared toward communication and culture learning. Techniques used by teachers include team and peer teaching, to lessen the work load, and songs, extra-credit activities, and field trips, to stimulate class interest. This approach should also be applied to testing. New trends in educational technology include an interest in computers and television as pedagogical tools and a decline in the use of the language laboratory. (AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In French; Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of French (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 28, 1976)