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ERIC Number: ED380986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Implications of the National Core French Study for FSL Teachers.
Flewelling, Janet
Contact, v11 n3 p7-10 Oct 1992
This report discusses implications of a nationwide study for French as a second language. The study sought to: (1) examine policies, programs, and activities in core French in different parts of Canada; (2) pool ideas, experience, and research on planning, organization, curriculum development, teaching approaches, teacher education, professional development, resources and evaluation, thereby encouraging exchanges of information about core French across Canada; and (3) identify how the core French program could be strengthened to ensure higher proficiency levels for all students and a better integration into the overall school program. The report outlines the objectives of the core French program, and suggests the objectives can be facilitated by a multidimensional curriculum comprised of four components: a language syllabus; a communicative/experiential syllabus; a culture syllabus, and a general language education syllabus. The implications of the study will require French teachers to have the following: a high level of linguistic competency; a thorough and up-to-date understanding of French culture, with an emphasis on the culture of local francophone communities, Quebec and other francophone regions of Canada; a good understanding of the communicative teaching approach; skills in curriculum development; a good level of knowledge about general language education; an understanding of how to teach in a multidimensional manner; and a commitment to ongoing professional development. (VWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada