ERIC Number: ED272004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
French for Health and Social Professionals.
Crochet, Monique Y.
In response to a need for a college textbook that would be appropriate for a course in French for health and social services professionals, an anthology was developed for second semester intermediate or third year students of French. The book and course are intended to meet the linguistic needs of current and future health care professionals and social workers. The anthology consists of a collection of authentic contemporary articles and excerpts from professional and literary texts dealing with health and social issues and raising philosophical, socioeconomic, and ethical questions. Each selection is accompanied by a list of topical vocabulary and exercises for promoting active use of French in class discussions, opinion exchanges, and role-playing. Thirty-three chapters are organized in the framework of four life stages: birth, childhood and adolescence, adulthood, and old age. This framework reflects the current developmental perspective in health studies. Articles within each stage are grouped by specific issues related to the life stage; each group can be studied as an independent unit, thus providing flexibility. Although publishers are reluctant to publish the text for an estimated small market, and although academic response has been mixed, enthusiastic interest has come from the health/social work profession itself, where the ability to communicate in clients' native languages is highly valued. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (4th, Dearborn, MI, May 2-4, 1985); see FL 015 835.