ERIC Number: ED375623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Elaboration d'un didacticiel pour l'enseignement de l'intonation en francais langue etrangere (Explanation of a Computer Program for Teaching Intonation in French as a Foreign Language). Publication B-196.
This report discusses the teaching of French intonation through computerized instruction. In particular, the development of a computer program for teaching French intonation is described and explained. The first part of the report examines the role of oral language instruction in French, including a history and overview of methodologies. The content of oral language instruction, and its difficulties are then examined, and special teacher training needs are noted. The second part of the report focuses on intonation, both in the field of linguistics and in the teaching of French as a second language. In part three, the discussion turns to computer-assisted language instruction, including rationale, types of software, and practical considerations. Part four outlines the principles and elements of software development for French intonation instruction. These include technical, theoretic, and instructional factors, the different needs of teachers and learners, and software evaluation considerations. In conclusion, the short-, middle-, and long-term prospects for completion and use of the software, which is still under development, are discussed briefly. Contains an 18-page list of references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Foreign Countries, French, Intonation, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Oral Language, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Teaching Methods
CIRAL, Universite Laval, Pav. Charles De Koninck, Cite Universite, Quebec, G1K 7P4 Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Center for Research on Language Planning, Quebec (Quebec).