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FRE 483H1S
Teaching in Context: Language, Culture, and Society


C. Lamaison


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.

Required texts: Consult instructor

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.

Prerequisite: FRE 384H1

This course is found in the following categories:


Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.

History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)


Estimant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue électronique Arborescences veut offrir un espace de réflexion sur des questions d’importance en études françaises, relevant aussi bien de la didactique que de la lit