Watch the panel discussion on French culture and language in Louisiana from our recent Proficiency Talks Live session.
Here is the list of resources mentioned by the panelists:Continue reading “French in Louisiana”
By Ed Weiss
As world language teachers, we all use various aspects of culture to enrich our curriculum and engage our students. My love of French began in another era in classrooms where grammar ruled the day. My true appreciation of languages truly blossomed when I spent time in France and was immersed in the language and culture. I absorbed language as I grew as a person by learning about and appreciating the differences between my native culture and the new, exciting culture of France. Looking back on a lifetime of teaching, a philosophy that I have come to embrace is that language teaching without culture is inaccurate and incomplete. The idea of interculturality allows students to discover language via authentic cultural interactions just as you would in the target language country.Continue reading “The case for interculturality”