The teaching of French as a Foreign Language (FFL) has shifted over the years from a purely academic endeavor that emphasized imparting knowledge of meaning, forms, structures and sounds of the French language. Today, the teaching of FFL must of necessity include teaching of the cultures and civilizations of the French-speaking world, including new and emerging cultures of the 21st Century. This thematic area finds its justification in the fact, as research shows, that injecting a cultural element in the teaching of FFL leads to better and faster learning of the French language as well as higher motivation to learn the language. Teaching a component of culture and civilization prepares our graduates to communicate appropriately in the language in a multiplicity of real life situations of discourse, in whatever career paths that they may follow.
Course Units in the area:
- CFR 203 CULTURE AND CIVILISATION OF TH EFRENCH-SPEAKING WORLD
- CFR 204 CULTURE AND CIVILISATION OF FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICA
- CFR 303 CULTURE AND CIVILISATION OF FRENCH-SPEAKING EUROPE AND AMERICA (EXCLUDING FRANCE)
- CFR 305 CULTURE AND CIVILISATION OF THE ARAB (NON-AFRICAN), ASIAN AND PACIFIC FRENCH-SPEAKING WORLD
Diplomacy, Administration/Management, Tourism and others