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Brown, James W. – French Review, 1984
The potential instructional uses of three kinds of French signs are outlined, focusing on the signs' function as pointers. The signs include road signs that give directions, public interdiction and instruction signs, and advertising used in public places. Illustrations and sample exercises are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Class Activities, French, Instructional Materials
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Schofer, Peter – French Review, 1984
Presents the major problems plaguing teachers of French literature: (1) the huge split between the methods of teaching language and the methods of teaching literature courses, (2) the gulf between theoretical interests and the reality of the classroom, (3) many students' disinterest in literature. Suggests recentering the teaching of literature…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, French Literature, Higher Education, Modern Language Curriculum
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Rehorick, Sally – French Review, 1983
Discusses the development of a notional functional syllabus for university second language classes. (EKN)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Communicative Competence (Languages), Higher Education, Notional Functional Syllabi
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McNeece, Lucy Stone – French Review, 1983
Examines the use of dramatic techniques as tools for learning in the second language classroom. Discusses different ways to use improvisation. (EKN)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Drama, Dramatic Play
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Bragger, Jeannette D.; Danahy, Michael – French Review, 1983
A two-step procedure is outlined for encouraging student involvement and interest in language learning on the first two days in class. First, the teacher establishes an information flow in English from students to instructor, creating an environment of goodwill. Then communication begins in French as students and instructor introduce themselves.…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, French, Introductory Courses
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van Lent, Peter C. – French Review, 1981
Proposes 10 activities to provide French classes of all levels with a broad spectrum of language projects involving direct and active use of French including students polling each other, skits based on television commercials, geographical "show and tell," cooking French dishes, writing a monthly newspaper, and field trips. (BK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooking Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips
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Frommer, Judith G.; Weitz, Margaret Collins – French Review, 1981
Describes development and implementation of authentic sound documents in foreign language classes including use of transcripts, recording tapes, background materials, listening aids, and follow-up and expansion activities such as student booklets. (BK)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Class Activities, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction
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Foster, Stephen J. – French Review, 1981
Presents procedure for designing a course in directed conversation in a second language, including choosing topics and developing workbooks that become the psychologically accepted replacement for an official text and a tool for the teacher. Gives two sample units. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction
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Pons-Ridler, Suzanne; McKim, Fred – French Review, 1985
A method for developing and expanding basic French vocabulary by using a basic word list and derivation techniques is examined, and research on this approach is presented. (MSE)
Descriptors: Basic Vocabulary, Classroom Techniques, Dictionaries, French
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Ecklund, Constance L. – French Review, 1981
Describes a French introductory course that prepares students to travel in France and relies entirely on materials and themes related to such travel. Use of realia and props helps the instructors to stage real-life situations. Emphasis is placed on comprehension and oral language communication. (MES)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, French
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Oates, Michael D. – French Review, 1980
Describes a one-semester French course taught by undergraduates and offered to elementary school students. The course stresses basic French vocabulary, a variety of interesting activities such as skits and songs, and parent participation through a "parents' night." (AM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Educational Games, Elementary Education
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Audigier, Jean – French Review, 1980
Suggests the use of audiovisual aids in the place of discursive language to teach poetry appreciation. Examples are provided for use with French poetry. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, French Literature, Nonverbal Communication, Poetry
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Carr, Thomas M., Jr. – French Review, 1980
Presents strategies for exploring the cultural content of feature foreign films in the language or culture and civilization classroom. Examples are taken from Francois Truffaut's "L'Argent de poche" and from Agnes Varga's "L'Une Chante, L'autre pas." (AM)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences
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Holder, Dolores – French Review, 1980
Provides suggestions for using French train schedules to simulate train travel in the French classroom, thus teaching expressions of time as well as reinforcing certain verbs and structures. (AM)
Descriptors: French, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
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Leith, William D. – French Review, 1979
Describes a method which uses popular French songs to stimulate discussion in a high school level conversational course. (AM)
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, French, Higher Education, Language Instruction
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