Teaching French with Francophone Literary Texts

3/22/13
3:30-6:30 p.m.

This training session offers fun activities to help motivate students to read French and Francophone literary texts, and to help students work on different skills 
(written comprehension and production, oral comprehension and expression). The training session will also offer an opportunity for teachers to update their knowledge of French and Francophone literature and to discover new authors and texts that will enrich their teaching practice. Emphasis will be placed on 
multimedia resources that can be used in French literature classes.

Training Session Content

• Methods for using a literary text in a language class: How to adapt the process 
   of text analysis and tool development to the pedagogical use of literary texts 
   at all learning levels
• Fun activities to accompany texts (“suggestion box”)
• Practical Application: Run-through of certain activities, especially the guided 
   pedagogical online course “Literature and multimedia in the FLE classroom”, to 
  discover and try out websites offering resources relating to literary texts

Presented By Anne-Sophie Morel Ph.D.

Professor Morel  has a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature from the University of Lyon, and also holds Masters degrees in both Language Sciences (with a didactic specialty in FLE/FLS) and Modern French Literature. She is a tenured professor at the Center for Applied Linguistics, Université de Franche-Comté in Besançon, France, where she teaches several courses in French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and leads training sessions for trainers in the field of international FLE methodology. At the same time, she conducts research in the field of FLE didactic literature and participates regularly in scientific events leading to publications such as the meetings of the ASDIFLE, the HERACLES World Forum, and the International Colloquium of the ADCUEFE - Campus FLE in 2010/2011. In addition, she is a member of the University of Franche-Comté’s LASELDI (Laboratory for Semiotics, Linguistics, Didactics and Information Technology). She has published over 20 articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals.

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