Topics in French Language
Journey in Writing
This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Learners, individually or in groups of two (three maximum) construct a story or write individual stories with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website. There, learners have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, and literary, historical and Francophone civilization links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.
No textbook required.
- Summer 2014 Language Schools
- Axinn Center 105(AXN 105)
- 11:00am-11:50am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jun 30, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014)
- Laurent Patenotte
- Language School
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- Non-degree, Undergraduate
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