French III

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 French   III   course

 Philosophy

* Communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, communities… It is with this philosophy in mind that FR III is taught.

Communication is at the heart of the second language study, whether the communication in a language other than English takes place face-to-face, in writing or across centuries through the reading of literature.

Cultures gain knowledge by understanding and respecting other cultures.

Connections with other disciplines to acquire information provide additional bodies of knowledge.

Comparisons and contrasts develop insight into the nature of language and the concept of culture, realizing that there are multiple ways and styles of viewing the world.

Communities are expanded when all of these elements enable you to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world in a variety of contexts and in culturally appropriate ways.

* Knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom.

Components

The components of this learning/teaching method include:

·        The student textbook LATITUDES, two audio CDs, and one DVD which contains all of the documents associated with the workbook activities.

·        The teacher’s guide which offers explanations and detailed implementation activities and useful tools for modulating the duration of the teaching-learning as required.

·        The workbook, audio CD and digital interactive program which follow the progression of the student textbook step by step, as well as provide audio and written individual and/or collective activities. This book can be used independently or in class.

·        www.editionsdidier.com/collection/latitudes, the method’s companion website, offers
students complementary activities related to each unit. Along with ‘Grammaire en dialogues’ it also offers a forum for discussion with the authors.

Evaluation

There are three types of evaluation used in this method.

·        Self-assessment balance sheets are available for each unit. Students can
immediately verify their knowledge with short, focused activities.

·        Summative tests are available for each unit. These tests check for acquired skills through activities of reception, production, vocabulary and grammar.

·        Separate tests allow students to evaluate their oral and written communication skills.