Publication Date

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Pat Moran

Abstract

Culture can be an integral part of the French foreign language class when students learn French language and Francophone culture through a content-based approach using the medium of African films. Founded on the pedagogical value of a thematic study of issues aimed at raising linguistic, cultural, and global awareness in adolescent, fourth or fifth year high school French students, I developed this cultural curriculum focused on Francophone African culture. While learning the French language, students will gain knowledge of West African cultures including historical aspects, and the role of the French language in this region.

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition | French and Francophone Language and Literature