From Virtual to Real World
How can we help learners who don’t live in a French-speaking country to have access to what are called "authentic" documents, and to make contact with "real" Francophones? This course will help answer that question, which leads to another… What, in fact, is "authenticity"? How should we choose pedagogical supports and learning situations so that they supply "authentic input"? In this course, we will use the internet as a source of authentic documents and situations that we will, together, adapt for use in the language classroom. We will use basic audio, video and text authoring and editing software, and explore online tools that can help teachers create lively and content-rich supports for lessons, projects and homework.