ERIC Number: ED225398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
L'enseignement modulaire et le laboratoire de langues: conception et experimentation d'un nouveau cours de francais oral au Centre d'anglais et de francais, Universite McGill (Modular Instruction and the Language Laboratory: Conception and Experimentation with a New Course in Oral French at the English and French Center, McGill University).
SPEAQ Journal, v4 n3-4 p109-118 1980
A modular-type course in French was developed at the "Centre d'anglais et de francais" at McGill University (Montreal) to meet the needs of incoming students who were lacking skills in listening and oral expression. The course is composed of eight modules a semester, each module corresponding to 15 to 20 hours work on the student's part. The structured part of the course consists of one 90-minute class a week, a 90-minute consultation period, and free practice in the laboratory or at the library's audio-visual center. Each of the modules includes a pre-test and a post-test so that the student can evaluate his or her progress. These tests are recorded on the student's personal cassette. The course covers the following skills: (1) auditory discrimination and pronunciation, (2) general comprehension, (3) comprehension of familiar and standard French, (4) execution of oral instructions, (5) understanding of Quebec French, (6) comprehension of films, (7) comprehension of authentic documents, and (8) comprehension in difficult situations such as the French spoken in different parts of the Francophone world. Each of these modules is described and some examples of content material are included. Favorable student evaluation of the course is noted. (AMH)
Descriptors: French, Higher Education, Individualized Programs, Language Laboratories, Learning Modules, Listening Comprehension, Second Language Instruction
Concordia Colloquium on Language Labs, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec H3G-1M8, Canada ($15.00 for entire journal).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Concordia Colloquium on Language Laboratories (Montreal, Quebec, July 6-8, 1981).