LANGUAGE MATTERS Enhancing Foreign Language Learning with Internet Activities: Intermediate French Cultural Materials
Wed, January 22, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Texas Union Sinclair Suite, UNB 3.128
with Clare Perry Department of French & Italian
Today the foreign language classroom necessitates an exposure to relevant Internet and media outlets in the target language. By designing activities around authentic and popular French Internet sites, students are able to interact with the French language through websites of cultural significance. Such activities provide students with opportunities to compare similar websites while enhancing reading, writing, and speaking skills in the target language. My activities use social media sites (Facebook, Twitter), transportation outlets (RATP), and important commercial and educational sites (Monoprix, Bibliothèque Nationale) to introduce new vocabulary and cultural concepts.