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Language Matters Enhancing Foreign Language Learning with Internet Activities: Intermediate French Cultural Materials with Clare Perry

Wed, January 22, 2014 | Texas Union Sinclair Suite UNB 3.128

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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. Her 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. 

Sponsored by the Texas Language Center

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