Reimagining French Teaching for the 21st Century

Forum hosted by the Webster University’s Centre Francophone in collaboration with Vista Higher Learning

Session I: Le français langue vivante, encore plus vivante: Aligning French language instruction with all that makes students tick

French is our passion, so why shouldn’t our students feel it, too? We can help them discover that learning French is not only thrilling but that doing so will enrich their lives significantly. By tapping into all that makes our students tick, we can help them gain fluency in French language and francophone cultures and take this knowledge out into the world so that it stays with them forever.

Session II: Portails vers l'avenir: reimagining instruction to engage the 21st century student and increase student performance

Imagine a class period devoted entirely to conversation in French. Imagine students that arrive already well-versed in the material. Gone are the days of "répétez après moi" or "conjuguons ensemble." Enter the next generation of language learning.

To register (FREE EVENT) : https://www.cvent.com/c/express/a6a98739-7d8e-43d2-adac-7b84cd09ce87


For more information : Dr. Lionel Cuillé, Jane and Bruce Robert Chair in French and Francophone Studies, cuilleli@webster.edu



Presenters 
From a young age Armando BRITO has nurtured an insatiable appetite for anything language related. By the time he earned his Master’s Degree in Romance Linguistics from the University of Michigan, he had taught college French and Spanish in the United States and spent two years in France teaching middle school and college English. In 2002, Armando joined Vista Higher Learning, where he is Senior Consulting Editor and enjoys every minute of it.

Erin Hart JOHNSTON was born and raised in the Midwest. She began studying French at the age of 13 and truly fell in love with the language and culture after a study abroad experience in college. After receiving her MA in French literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Erin lived and worked in France for three years. She is beginning her third year as an instructor at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Dr. Lionel CUILLE is the Jane and Bruce Robert endowed professor of French at Webster University. Specialist of nineteenth and twentieth-century French literature, he is also the founder and Director of the "Centre Francophone" which promotes French and Francophone cultures in the St Louis area.

Saturday, March 4 at 8:30am to 11:00am

East Academic Building

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