ERIC Number: ED362065
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Publication Date: 1994
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Teaching French Culture. Theory and Practice.
Steele, Ross; Suozzo, Andrew
In today's global village, the choice of languages and cultures offered to the high school and college student in constantly increasing. Several reasons are offered for choosing the more traditional option of French/Francophone culture: internationalism, political contributions, intellectual achievements, France's role in Europe and in technology, France's economy and artistic history, and personal reasons. Topics discussed in this book include (1) approaches to teaching culture, (2) empathy and the predetermined syllabus, (3) stereotypes, (4) teaching a high-context culture, (5) anthropology and the teaching of culture, (6) using authentic materials, (7) the return of high culture, (8) assessment of cultural competence, (9) the study-abroad program, and (10) France today. Included in the appendices are materials related to foreign language proficiency guidelines for the French culture, and teaching and cultural competence. (JP)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, French, High Schools, Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Stereotypes, Study Abroad, Teaching Methods
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