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FREN6655P

Teaching French Grammar

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT AT THE POITIERS SITE

This course allows students to reflect on teaching and learning French grammar and spelling. Three main topics will be covered : spelling, verbs, and determiners. We will strive to answer the following questions in regards to each topic:
1. How does it work ? After considering the descriptions offered by traditional grammar, new approaches will be offered.
2. What is it for ? Instead of the ''rules dictature'', we will focus on the communicative aspect of the language.
3. What are the most frequent errors, how can we explain them and help learners to remedy them? Our goal is to consider different types of exercises and different learning/teaching strategies.

Goals :
- Deepen your knowledge of certain specific features of the French language.
- Be able to understand and explain certain rules for communication, and think about what learning/teaching difficulties you might come across.
- Aim to better understand why some errors are persistent no matter what the learner's level.
- Be able to compare and analyze presentations and descriptions offered in the manuals in order to choose those most relevant to you.
- If necessary, be able to question certain clich├ęs and certain types of teaching practices.
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Pedagogy

Sections

Summer 2014

FREN6655PA-L14 Lecture

Summer 2013

FREN6655PA-L13 Lecture (Vigneron)

Summer 2012

FREN6655PA-L12 Lecture (Vigneron)

Summer 2011

FREN6655PA-L11 Lecture