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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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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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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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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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Lee, Mark D. – French Review, 2002
Discusses how Krzysztof Kieslowski's film "Bleu" (1993), with its varied representation and thematization, offered a rewarding teaching experience that led somewhere unexpected and taught both the teacher and the students something about teaching. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Films, French, Higher Education
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Spangler, May; York, Holly U. – French Review, 2002
Discusses a course offered in both French and English at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia that is based on the study of representations of Paris from the Middle Ages to the present. It uses architecture as a point of departure and explores the myth of Paris as expressed through a profusion of images in literature, painting, and film.…
Descriptors: Architecture, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Berger, Karen A.; O'Neill, Geraldine P. – French Review, 2002
Describes an interdisciplinary travel study course designed to teach cultural appreciation and sensitivity in context. Readings and instruction focus on cultural issues that affect business and marketing practices, using France and the French as the subjects of the study. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, French
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Olds, Marshall C. – French Review, 1984
Traces recent trends in advanced undergraduate French language instruction, especially the trend toward separating the study of literature from that of applied language. Suggests ways to make the two fields of study more complementary, specifically by including modern literary texts among the instructional materials used at the advanced level.…
Descriptors: French, French Literature, Grammar, Higher Education
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Singerman, Alan J. – French Review, 1982
Discusses a semi-independent eclectic teaching model, designed to alleviate some of the problems of intermediate-level language classes. It attempts to capitalize on the virtues of a variety of approaches by combining features of each that best accomplish specific language teaching goals. (EKN)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiotape Recordings, Dialogs (Language), French
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Dugan, J. Sanford – French Review, 1984
Links success of future international trade between U.S. and French-speaking world to a broader knowledge of economic systems and cultures of Quebec, Belgium, Switzerland, North and West Africa. More than just developing language competence, American students in business French need curriculum giving more exposure to diversity of cultures and…
Descriptors: Business, Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Developing Nations
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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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Cholakian, Patricia Francis – French Review, 1981
Presents overview of content and structure of a commercial French course at the undergraduate level including practice buying and selling, making reservations, simple banking procedures, credit, job hunting, and advertising. Purpose of course is to acquaint students with everyday business world of France. (BK)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Classroom Techniques, French, Higher Education
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Geno, Thomas H. – French Review, 1981
Illustrates the pitfalls of French grammar and syntax by reproducing a student's composition, which mangles the language. Draws from similarly frustrating experiences and from a "New York Times" article entitled "The Fumble-rules of Grammar" to compile a list of "General Principles for the Improvement of Oral and Written French Expression." (MES)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Error Patterns, French, Grammar
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