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ERIC Number: ED377731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 11
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Using Authentic Materials and Oral Activities To Supplement the Business French Course.
Stock, Janet C.
One business French teacher's technique for incorporating both authentic materials and oral skill development into the course curriculum is to have students read current French magazine articles and summarize them orally for the class. Students must select articles on recent business developments in France, or the United States when related to French business, and do background research to provide context for the article topic. During the oral report, they must report on this research and field questions from other students. This activity commonly generates considerable class discussion. Each student must also write a resume of the article in French. The technique has been found useful because it promotes student awareness of French business, enriches course content for all students, develops oral skills, is flexible and can easily be incorporated into class planning, and can be tailored to student ability. The teacher can assign more than one article per course if desired. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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