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ERIC Number: EJ1000097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1041-679X
L2 Reading Research and Pedagogical Considerations in the Teaching of French and Francophone Theater
Edwards, Carole; Taylor, Alan M.
Applied Language Learning, v22 n1-2 p69-80 2012
Little research on improving second language (L2) reading comprehension of French and francophone theater has been conducted. This study provides insight into enhancing L2 comprehension of drama by combining L2 research with examples from L'accent grave by Jacques Prevert, Ton beau capitaine by Simone Schwarz-Bart (1987), Un Touareg s'est marie a une Pygmee by Werewere Liking (1992) and Les filles du 5-10-15[cents] by Abla Farhoud (1994). It is shown that consideration of pedagogical aspects of L2 theater beyond dialogue may improve L2 reading comprehension and performance of L2 theatrical works and facilitate deeper L2 competency. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Language: English
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