115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Women in French II: In-the-Classroom Ideas & Strategies for Teaching French at All Levels (Roundtable)

Session Chair: 
Nathalie Burle, University of Southern California
Session 2: Friday 10 – 11:30 am
Education (Brogan) 101


  1. Jodie Barker, University of Nevada, Reno
    This paper presents ideas and strategies for incorporating translation into beginning French classrooms. Documents to be shared includes prose, theater and poetry, as well as their lessons plans.
  2. Aaron Prevots, Southwestern University
    This short presentation will share ideas for teaching French and francophone movies. The handout and talk will feature essentials from the planned Spring 2018 undergraduate course Women in/on Film, for intermediate to advanced learners: an abridged syllabus with film selections, teaching strategies, activity ideas, and an annotated bibliography.
  3. Nathalie Burle, University of Southern California
    This presentation, on aesthetic literacy and Belgian culture, will discuss teaching methodologies associated with visual art, specifically with the use of a video clip by Stromae, and with the use of Magritte’s surrealist paintings. Drawing on “Ceci n’est pas une leçon” from the song “Formidable” as an allusion to Magritte’s Treachery of Images, the presentation will analyze the role of appearances in society.
  4. Christine McCall Probes, University of South Florida, John J. Thompson, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
    "Challenging and Engaging French Students through Early Modern French and Francophone Images and Texts" focuses on visual communication to advance language skills and cultural understanding. Pedagogical strategies involve images and texts as well as students' design of their own allegorical journey.
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