Kathleen Y. Ensz (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Professor of French at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.
Paris as the First Day of Class
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1988 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 331–332, September 1988
How to Cite
Ensz, K. Y. (1988), Paris as the First Day of Class. Foreign Language Annals, 21: 331–332. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1988.tb01077.x
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ABSTRACT Based on the author's experience in directing several study programs to France, this article presents and discusses ideas for activities which get students involved, upon arrival abroad, in using their foreign language and in relating to their new cultural environment. The activities suggested here, organized as a “linguistic scavenger hunt,” encourage students to get started on the right foot. The students gain the confidence they need at the beginning of the tour or study program to apply themselves and thus maximally benefit from the experience.