Teaching in Context: Language, Culture, and Society
What does it mean to teach French in the 21st century? We all know that French is not limited to linguistic features and that it is embedded in specific cultural situations and reflects many Francophone cultures. French teachers have a limited amount of time to share with students the rich world of French language, cultures, and content and have to teach FSL students with different motivations and abilities and most of the time with different instructional background. The course will investigate the relation between language, society and culture and study in depth various aspects of French and Francophone civilization, with particular focus on the development and integration of materials for use in the classroom by using contemporary texts and audio-visual documents.
Course readings and related documents will be available via Blackboard.
Assignments and evaluation:
In-class Test (30%); Take-home Assignment: FSL Cultural Profile and Pedagogical Folder (30%); In-class Final Test (25%); Overall Assessment, In-class Quiz, Attendance (15%).
The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.