ERIC Number: ED249803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
French--Communications. Guidelines for the Teacher. Education Office Bulletin No. 19: 1976-77.
Nova Scotia Dept. of Education, Halifax.
The curriculum guide for the French communications course is provided by Nova Scotia's secondary schools for students not wishing to complete the core French curriculum. A program giving experience in French communication useful for employment and leisure and allowing for flexibility in high school course selection is outlined. Its objectives include: (1) provision of a predominantly oral program with limited objectives for written expression; (2) a re-entry point for students having previously dropped a language course; (3) initial entry for high school students; (4) opportunity for student self-motivation; and (5) linguistic, historical, and cultural appreciation of French-based culture. The guide outlines recommendations for developing language skills at this level (listening, speaking, limited writing and reading, and grammar) and suggestions for teachers concerning course level descriptions for grades 9-12. Other areas discussed include a comparison of the phonetic and phonological components of the communications course and the core program, possible areas of coordination between materials used for the core program and those used for the communications program, and a list of useful supplementary materials. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, French, Grammar, Listening Skills, Phonetics, Phonology, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Speech Skills, Teaching Guides, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Nova Scotia Dept. of Education, Halifax.
Identifiers - Location: Canada