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ERIC Number: ED192555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Strategies for Teaching Culture in Foreign Language Classes.
Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Pullman.
This guide to cultural education as part of foreign language instruction begins with two short theme-setting papers: "Thoughts on Teaching Foreign Culture" by Howard L. Nostrand and "Modern Foreign Languages for Everyone: An Overview" by Alain Blanchet. A cultural events calendar presents a month-by-month program of activities built around cultural themes: culture games and culture discovery unit, stereotyping, folklore, intra-school class exchange, "corresponding" cultures, art fair, international dinner, foreign language festival, and a trip to a foreign country. Extensive reports on a French meal and a Spanish meal follow. Two complete cultural units conclude the document. The first is entitled "Le role du pain dans la vie francaise" ("The Role of Bread in French Life"). A variety of activities and projects includes a guide to accompanying slides, a "cultoon," and a minidrama. The second unit, "Le Francais des jeunes" ("The French of Young People") revolves around youth culture in France and provides a list of slang expressions. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Pullman.
Note: Prepared by the NEH Institute/Workshop for the Teaching of French Culture, University of Washington (Seattle, WA, July 1978).