Janet L. Flewelling (Ed.D., University of Toronto) is Associate Professor of French Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario (Canada).
The Teaching of Culture: Guidelines from the National Core French Study of Canada
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1994 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 133–142, May 1994
How to Cite
Flewelling, J. L. (1994), The Teaching of Culture: Guidelines from the National Core French Study of Canada. Foreign Language Annals, 27: 133–142. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1994.tb01197.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT In recent years, core French teachers have been faced with a number of changes in approach with regard to the teaching of French as a Second Language. One such change is the increased emphasis being put on the teaching of culture. The Culture Syllabus of The National Core French Study offers not only a theoretical look at how and why culture should be taught in FSL programs, but it also provides examples of cultural topics and practical activities which could help them integrate these topics into their teaching programs. This article looks at the implications of the Culture Syllabus of The National Core French Study for foreign language teachers. It also examines some of the suggestions made regarding how culture should be taught. The information is such that it could be adapted to any foreign language teaching situation. A list of Canadian sources for cultural information can be found in the Appendix at the end of the article.