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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.

SUMMER 2016

Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum


STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CULTURE: THE IMMIGRANT'S DREAM (CR. 3.)
16:420:505:J1:04765
HYBRID; 8/3 - 8/16; M-F, 1:30 PM-5:45 PM; SC-221
ON-CAMPUS DATES: 8/3, 8/4, 8/8, 8/9, 8/11, 8/12, 8/15 
ONLINE DATES: 8/5, 8/10, 8/16
AUBERT
 
More than ever before, immigrants from around the world are dramatically reshaping France’s cultural landscape. Inspired by, in part, dreams of a better life, they carry their intangible heritage, and sometimes memories of traumatic events. This course invites students to explore the representations of these dreams, along with the challenges of reality, through a variety of literary testimonies, personal accounts, movies, songs, and the visual arts. Works by authors and artists from different countries of origin--among them, Kechiche (Tunisia), Makine (Russia), Satrapi (Iran), Diome (Senegal)—will serve as basis for our in-class discussions on some of today’s burning issues. Online sessions will include Internet research and regular pedagogical hands-on activities that will lead to the design of a full-fledged module to be used in K-12 classes. Conducted in French.

FRENCH LITERATURE FOR TEACHERS:  FRENCH FAIRY TALES (CR. 3.)
16:420:510:D1:04766
ONLINE; 6/27 - 7/22
FOSTER

«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.)
16:420:514:03:04767
7/18-7/29 IN PARIS, FRANCE
PALPACUER-LEE
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.

 


French Language

Rutgers Summer Advanced Placement Institute

The recent changes to the French AP exam and course structures have brought about exciting and dynamic updates.  Participants will examine the major themes that will drive the French AP curriculum along with the numerous sub-themes. Designing units of instruction will be an important part of the workshop as well as examining sample exam items. Developing a familiarity with the three modes of communication - interpersonal, interpretive and presentational - will be a key factor in our work. Another feature of the workshop will be becoming proficient in interpreting achievement-level descriptions that will assist teachers in evaluating student work. We will become familiar with strategies to present various aspects of the target culture, including products (tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions); and perspectives (values, attitudes, assumptions). Time will be spent on integrating authentic materials and technology into our curriculum. Participants will leave the workshop with an abundance of resources to satisfy all the needs of the language and culture course.
 

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