ERIC Number: ED347827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Francais langue seconde, 1-6 programme (French as a Second Language, 1-6 Program). Interim Edition.
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife. Aboriginal Languages and Bilingual Education Div.
Produced to complement "French as a Second Language 1-6, Curriculum," this document was prepared by a group of educators from diverse Northwest Territories (Canada) educational jurisdictions who adapted the learning content of the Quebec (Canada) "French as a Second Language Elementary School Curriculum" to make it more appropriate for the needs of students in the Northwest Territories. This document takes learning objectives one step further and details them into a program manageable in the classroom. Although the learning objectives are compulsory, the suggestions for the distribution of the concepts and linguistic content of the program throughout the school years are intended as guidelines. It is the responsibility of the schools to decide whether this distribution is applicable to their own priorities and to make adjustments to meet their particular needs. The content of this program is organized in the following stages: identification of the needs and interests of non-French-speaking children between the ages of 6 and 11 (themes); selection of the language functions related to these needs and interests; selection of the lexical items (vocabulary) most commonly associated with these themes; compilation of the linguistic utterances (wording) that make it possible to perform a given language function; and grouping of the lexical items and linguistic utterances associated with the functions selected. The learning objectives involve both comprehension (receptive) and production (expressive) skills. Throughout the document, all objectives are presented in both English and French. (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife. Aboriginal Languages and Bilingual Education Div.
Identifiers - Location: Canada