The French Language Program offers teachers the opportunity to improve their skills, earn credit for professional development or continuing education, or qualify for a three-year MAT degree program. Teachers interested in joining the MAT program in French may apply after successful completion of two French courses in the World Languages Institute. The MAT program, which requires thirty credits of course work in French methodology, language, culture, or literature, is designed primarily for individuals already teaching French. These courses may be accepted for state certification. Details of the MAT program are available at the Department of French or its web site at http://french.rutgers.edu.
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FRENCH LITERATURE FOR TEACHERS: FRENCH FAIRY TALES (CR. 3.)
ONLINE; 6/27 - 7/22
«IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS . . . »
Fairy tales have become a part of our cultural currency, but do we understand fairy tales today the same way that French readers and audiences of the 17th and 18th centuries did? Who wrote the classical tales, for whom, and why? In this course, we will explore the French fairy tale tradition and the function of those texts in society. In addition to the primary texts, we will read selections from secondary sources that will help us articulate different ways of reading and making sense of fairy tales. Our critical readings of the tales will analyze cultural and historical contexts, underlying themes, different variants of the same tale, and how our own experiences shape our interpretations. Course work will include practical applications of fairy tales in K-12 classrooms. Conducted in French.
FRENCH ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: BRINGING THE LOUVRE INTO THE FRENCH CLASSROOM (CR. 3.)
7/18-7/29 IN PARIS, FRANCE
PROGRAM CANCELLED FOR 2016
This course is a part of our “Teachers at the Louvre” 2-week program and will address three questions: What is the Louvre? How do I take my class to a museum? How can I teach French through art? Every morning, the participants will be involved in activities (workshops, guided tours, lectures) organized by the instructor and specialists affiliated with the Museum. No prior knowledge in history of art is required! With the help of the instructor, participants will then work on ways to turn the knowledge acquired in the morning into exciting classroom tools. The goal of the course is the creation of a portfolio of lesson plans following the NJ and national standards for the teaching of World Languages. Conducted in French.