Explorations and encounters in French

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  • "With a title derived literally from the explorations of the French in the Pacific and metaphorically from classroom encounters with another culture - both of which form important subsections to the volume - Explorations and Encounters in French actively seeks to unite those fields of enquiry sometimes seen as separate, namely, culture and language. The essays selected for inclusion in Explorations and Encounters in French bring together many of the current research strands in French Studies today, tapping into current pedagogical trends, analysing contemporary events in France, examining the Franco-Australian past, while reviewing teaching practice and the culture of teaching. Collectively, the essays reflect the common engagement with language, culture and society that characterizes the community of French teachers and scholars in Australia and abroad."--University of Adelaide Press web page.


  • Selected essays from the Inaugural Conference of the Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia, held at the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 8-9th July 2006.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Text in English and French.


  • Encountering French and the French. Explorations and encounters: on the uses of a theme / Jean Fornasiero and Colette Mrowa-Hopkins -- Le choc des discours dans la presse française: de la crise des banlieues à celle des universités (novembre 2005, mars 2006) / Sophie Moirand -- Comment j'ai appris la littérature: morceaux choisis d'une éducation / Françoise Grauby -- Historical explorations. The inaugural Frank Horner lecture -- Writing and rewriting the Baudin Scientific Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, 1800-1804 / Margaret Sankey -- Doing it by the book: breaking the reputation of Nicolas Baudin / Jean Fornasiero and John West-Sooby -- Intercultural encounters. Exploration of the "other": teaching and learning socio-pragmatic competence through French film extracts / Colette Mrowa-Hopkins -- Visions and revisions: language learning for cultural mediation / Barbara Hanna & Alicia Toohey -- Explorations in the classroom. Les TICE: de nouveaux outils pédagogiques / Béátrice Atherton & Iwona Czaplinski -- Promoting collaborative learning with IdeaNet: a Francophone literature case study / Bonnie Thomas -- Délier la langue d'étudiants "captifs": enjeux, écueils et fortunes d'un cours d'expression orale à l'université / Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan -- Appendix 1: Conference history -- President's note -- The conference programme -- The public lecture series -- The French Connection Adelaide 2006 -- The exhibition: a French Australia? Almost! -- Noelene Bloomfield -- Presenters and abstracts -- Appendix 2: Contents of the CD-ROM
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