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ERIC Number: EJ890417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
Writing History in the Voice of an Other: Debyser's "Immeuble" at the Advanced Level
Peron, Melanie
Foreign Language Annals, v43 n2 p190-215 Sum 2010
This article presents a writing project whose primary goal is the development of linguistic, cross-cultural, and meta-cognitive competencies through the study of a dark episode in French history--the German Occupation. Students create personas who all lived in the same building in 1939 and write their memoirs 60 years later. Following a brief description of global simulation, I present an outline of the project and student commentaries to provide empirical evidence of the value of narratives in foreign language learning to create a collaborative community of active learners. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Language: English
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