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ERIC Number: ED318257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Le programme "La francophonie": Une approche internationale et interdisciplinaire (The Francophony Program: An International and Interdisciplinary Approach).
Bras, Monique
The origins, development, and organization of a set of instructional materials entitled "La Francophonie" at North Carolina Central University are described. The project grew out of American students' disaffection for language learning in the mid 1960's and the narrow focus of much college-level instruction. The program consists of two components: a television course with 18 episodes, and an individualized and interdisciplinary course of instruction. The first part of the program is an effort to place French language instruction in an international context, presenting the language as a medium of communication for millions of people of different races, origins, and nationalities. The videotapes outline the geographic distribution and cultural uses of French and French-speaking peoples around the world and suggest the value of knowledge of the language in professional contexts. The second component is a 3-trimester instructional program in which the study of French is oriented toward francophone perspectives and tied closely to the student's major and future profession. The disciplines with which the program has been aligned include nursing, business, journalism, biology, and home economics. The general plan includes study of discipline-specific vocabulary, linguistic structures, and phonetics, presentation of reports, specialized reading, exercise in dialogue, progress testing, and a final exam. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: French
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A