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Cranston, Mechthild – French Review, 2003
Examines ways to stimulate sense perceptions and imaginative analysis to make poetry accessible to students learning French as a second language but also an enjoyable subject to teach. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: French, Poetry, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Luton, Lisette – French Review, 2003
Provides information on how to spot the kinds of errors that occur in student compositions as the result of word-for-word translations from on-line translation programs such as "Babelfish." Provides a brief history of such programs, explains how they function, and offers solutions to this problem facing foreign language teachers. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Uses in Education, Error Analysis (Language), High School Students
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Duran, Richard; McCool, George – French Review, 2003
Advocates at least some exposure to "New French" at all levels of study. Focuses on modifications most problematic for students and suggests ways to introduce them in the classroom. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, French, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Finn, Thomas P. – French Review, 2003
Traces the evolution of the unexpected popular and critical success of French musicals during recent years and describes a course designed and taught on the comedie-musicale moderne. Used a variety of Internet sites to expand and enrich the traditional notion of text to include thematic, visual, and lyrical elements by making the musical…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Descriptions, Drama, French
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Gascoigne, Carolyn – French Review, 2003
Examines types of corrective feedback, their distribution, and effects, most ostensibly uptake, as produced in nonnative/nonnative conversational dyads in French. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback, French, Interaction
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Durand, Alain-Philippe – French Review, 2003
Presents the results of a survey of the teaching of French/Francophone Culture and Civilization (FFCC) in French graduate programs in the United States. The survey was commissioned by the American Association of Teachers of French Commission on Cultural Competence. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, French, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Johnson, Sharon P.; English, Kathryn – French Review, 2003
Describes an on-going computer-mediated communication (CMC) cross-cultural project between French and American university students. Explores the possibilities and limits of CMC, using the research of Paul Ricaeur and Claire Kramsch, who provide a practical and theoretical framework in which to analyze student-authored writing. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, French
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Binkley, Susan Carpenter; Hall, Jennifer E. – French Review, 2003
Presents a working model of steps to take to ensure that a Web-enhanced foreign language course is truly enriched by the Web. Discusses the process and then examines how it applies to various Web pages created for elementary and intermediate French courses. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, French, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Iverson, John R. – French Review, 2003
Analyzes the conflicting attitudes that inform classic editions, editions of French classics created for use in school classes. Examines the ways in which they modify Voltaire's original text "Henriade." Considers the institutional framework in which these editions were produced and emphasizes the process of "classicization,"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Instructional Materials, Literature
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Deimling, Katherine – French Review, 2003
Describes lessons designed around two types of French Web sites: matchmaking sites with personal ads and the official site of the Cannes Film Festival. Goals are to motivate students with authentic material in French and to improve their ability to describe people according to various factors: personality, nationality, professions, and appearance.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives, French, Second Language Instruction
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Hoyt-Oukada, Kristin – French Review, 2003
An attitudes survey was conduced in Indiana secondary schools to assess students' perceived needs and interests in studying French at the secondary level for the purpose of proposing that curricula integrate additional objectives that address students needs. Findings suggest that a responsive curriculum attend to students' appeals for motivating,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, French, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction
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Redmond, Mary Lynn; Hoag, Kay – French Review, 2003
Presents an approach to articulating foreign languages in the elementary grades based on the content-enriched foreign language in the elementary school program model that links language, content, and culture through thematic units about francophone countries. Describes a curriculum design of a unit titled, "La Martinique" and illustrates…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, FLES, Foreign Countries
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St. Ours, Kathryn – French Review, 2002
Recommends the study of "La Symphonie pastorale," a novel by Andre Gide, for moderately advanced students of French as a second language. Presents various activities to be performed before, during and after reading the story, a pastor's journal, to help students understand the ironic aspects and ambiguities of the book. (AS)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Class Activities, French, Novels
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Adair-Hauk, Bonnie; Donato, Richard – French Review, 2002
Discusses how a Vygotskian psycholinguistic approach can be applied to grammar instruction in French as a foreign language. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: French, Grammar, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Instruction
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Porter, Laurence M. – French Review, 2002
Discusses reactions of foreign language departments with declining enrollments and hence less funds and the impulse to shift a focus on the means and purpose of instruction. Suggests that it is important to preserve face-to-face direct coaching in language learning and to expose students to the Western European heritage that shapes the experience…
Descriptors: Departments, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, French
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