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Pinet, Christopher – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A discussion of "Asterix," the comic book series, and an analysis of its use of myths and stereotypes usually associated with the French. Some of these are: their love of food, individualism and spirit of resistance, sense of "Frenchness," and "esprit." Goscinny succeeds in making these stereotypes universal in application. (AMH)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Caricatures, Comics (Publications), Cultural Images
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Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Presents a typology of comic strips and suggests some ways of using the comics in the second language classroom. (AM)
Descriptors: Classification, Comics (Publications), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Wendy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Discusses ways in which the media can be used in advanced French classes. (AM)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Comics (Publications), Educational Media, French
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Brunet, Jean-Paul – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
Onomatopoeia is overlooked in many French grammar courses but plays a key role in everyday speech. Classification according to the feelings communicated stresses their importance. Students enjoy learning the sounds produced by animals in a second language and discovering the abundance of onomatopoeia in songs, commercials, comic books, and slang.…
Descriptors: Advertising, Classification, Classroom Techniques, Comics (Publications)
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Lowe, Ron – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
A class activity in which intermediate-level French second language students create their own comic books is outlined. Objectives, classroom presentation techniques, format, project duration, and evaluation criteria are specified. The project includes groups writing and editing and oral presentations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Comics (Publications)