Commercial French Radio in the Classroom



ABSTRACT  Among the many activities instructors use to help students improve their listening comprehension in French, commercial radio remains a relatively unexplored territory. Canadian radio, being accessible to much of the northern United States, can be exploited and utilized profitably by the imaginative instructor. This article describes several techniques that can be used successfully in high schools and colleges. News, weather, and sports broadcasts, as well as popular songs, provide the major components in a program designed for sharpening the listening comprehension skill.