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ERIC Number: ED371639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
French by Satellite.
Rose, Russell G.
Satellite television is proposed as a useful source of authentic materials for French language instruction at the college level. It is argued that this medium illustrates to students that the language is used in a wide variety of everyday situations and contexts. The discussion begins with a brief description of common satellite technology, facilities, and capabilities, and of programming available for second language instruction. Both general programming and subscription services are noted. Two main satellite television sources for French language materials, both from Canada, are then described in greater detail. One is available in the United States only by satellite transmission. It provides varied programming, and contains no commercials. The second is a commercial network much like those known in the United States. A number of regular programs from each source is summarized. These include news programs and magazines, game shows, advice and information programs, children's programming, and instructional and interview shows. Several classroom techniques for use of the materials are offered. Appended materials include lists of sources for further information, equipment, and publications; illustrations of satellite equipment and systems; and sample program schedules. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada