Before his death in early 1977, Paul Henri Moreau (Ph.D., University of Maryland) was Assistant Professor of French at Salisbury State College, Salisbury, Md. (1971–74) and Dean of Students at the University of Grenoble, France (1974–75)
An Analysis of the Deep Cultural Aspects in Second-Year College French Textbooks Published from 1972 to 1974
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1978 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 165–171, April 1978
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Moreau, P. H. and Pfister, G. G. (1978), An Analysis of the Deep Cultural Aspects in Second-Year College French Textbooks Published from 1972 to 1974. Foreign Language Annals, 11: 165–171. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1978.tb00025.x
Guenter G. Pfister (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is Associate Professor of German and Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Based on Royal L. Tinsley and David J. Woloshin's work, the authors developed a design to evaluate the presentation of deep culture in college foreign language texts. This instrument was applied to ten second-year college French texts published between 1972 and 1974. Of the ten textbooks evaluated, only one was considered adequate in conveying deep French culture to the intermediate French student. The implication is that the second-year French student is leaving his foreign language experience without fully comprehending the essential framework in which language functions, namely, culture. Very little self-actualization is going on at this level, for the student is being deprived of comparative materials through which he might develop self-awareness.