ERIC Number: ED201192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Un cours fonctionnel a distance: Description d'une experience (A Functional Course at a Distance: A Description of an Experiment).
Carton, F. M.
This paper describes an on-going experiment about training adult (Latin American engineers about to come to France) beginners in oral expression. The first goal is to acquire the communicative means necessary to cope with four top priority situations and then master the communicative functions involved in understanding and making oneself understood (asking for repetition, confirmation, etc). Use of a hierarchical face to face interaction model allows a fairly independent presentation of the different elements and easier transfer to other situations. The methodology used (introduction to the theoretical model, observation of real interactions and conversations with the tape-recorder) leads the student to learn to tackle complex communicative events whose constituent elements are dependent on the participants' reactions. Other features of the experiment (all deriving from this approach) are: separation of training in comprehension and expression, remedial strategies, lack of translation, use of authentic documents, and self-direction. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In its Melanges pedagogiques 1980, p1-16.