Throughout the month For a list of French movies available on US television during the month of December see le site web du service culturel de l'ambassade de France
Thursday mornings, Milwaukee. Table Française. 11:30 - 1:30 a.m. UWM, Curtin Hall, room 766, For information: 414.229.4382.
Sunday evenings, Milwaukee. Le "happy hour" franco: la nouvelle façon de socialiser en français à Milwaukee! Le dimanche, 16h-19pm au Trocadero (1758 N. Water street). renseignements: email@example.com ou par téléphone à Brett (414) 390-0588 ou à Anne-José (414) 526-1135.
|Milwaukee Alliance Française. Classes start January 6, 2003. The course catalog for the Winter Session 2003 at the Alliance Française de Milwaukee has arrived. You may log on to the Alliance website at http://www.afmilwaukee.org then click on "course schedule" to view it. An extensive array of course levels and special classes is available. Call 414/ 964 3855 for more information about Alliance programs.|
Spring course at UW-Madison: Current Issues in Methods: What Does Technology Contribute?French/Italian 821 (Open to all languages; taught in English)
Professor Sally Magnan
732 Van Hise, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm, 383 Van Hise, UW-Madison campus
Variable credit 1-3. 1 cr. option meets Jan 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, May 8; 2-3 cr. options meet weekly, some online; participants develop a personal project for their classroom use. To register as a special student, consult http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/students/univspec.htm
Audience: (a) secondary teachers who wish to integrate technology more in their courses and who may need to write proposals for funding in order to do so; (b) graduate students/teaching assistants who want to understand current debates in foreign language teaching, especially with regard to technology.
The course will begin with the National Foreign Language Standards and their Wisconsin counterpart. It will be organized around current methodological questions and, in each case, will investigate how technology contributes to the debate. Discussion will focus on both the positive potential for new technologies to respond to pedagogical issues, and, on possible negative influences that technological advances might have on how languages are taught and learned.
Technology components to be considered include: CALL drill, CD Roms, DVDs, video, powerpoint, Web, wireless Web, MOOS, online chat, foreign TV, video conferencing, writing software (peer online writing, correction, dictionaries, translators, email), songs.
Questions to be considered include:
What are the National Foreign Language Standards and how do they affect our teaching?
What is authentic language? Can students understand it?.
Do visual support, collaboration, mediation facilitate learning to speak?
Can virtual environments provide entries into target cultures?
What processes enable writing?
How can we help students develop multiple literacies?
Looking ahead to February, March
WINTER 2003 SWAAF MEETING Saturday, February 8, 2003, 9AM- 12PM CARROLL COLLEGE, WAUKESHA Board Room, Campus Center Directions to Carroll College: For maps go to: www2.cc.edu/visitors/visitors_directions.html From Milwaukee: Take I-94 west. Proceed past the Hwy 18 Waukesha exit. Exit on Hwy 164, turn left going south. At Moreland Boulevard, do not follow Hwy 164. Cross Moreland Boulevard and continue south on Hwy 18 (North Street) to Barstow Street, which is 2.5 miles south of I-94. Turn left on Barstow Street, which dead-ends on College Avenue. Turn left. Drive one block, crossing East Avenue. The Campus Center is on your left on East College Avenue. From Madison: Take I-94 east and exit on Hwy 164, turn right going south. Then follow directions from Milwaukee CARNAVAL SUR LE QUÉBEC Bonjour et Bonne Année à toutes et à tous! Mahdi Hamadi will host the Winter SWAAF meeting at Carroll College. Merci, Mahdi! The meeting promises to be as full of fun and information as Ann Line's presentation on Trois québécois, Guy Dayen, Josée Cordeau and Anne-José Villeneuve, présenteront un programme en trois volets: Le carnival de Québec Les contes traditionnels québécois "La petite vie": une parodie du people québécois Before their presentation, we will view a 50-minute video entitled "When Wisconsin was New France," which illustrates beautifully the historical connections of Wisconsin's Native Americans with the French-speakers in Québec. This recent video was produced by the Wisconsin Historical Society and would be of interest to high school and college students as well as teachers. A short part of our meeting will be devoted to business and future SWAAF activities. RSVP-FEBRUARY 8, 2003 MEETING Your name:_____________________________________ Your school:___________________________________ Preferred mailing address:___________________________ Phone:_____________________ E-mail_____________________ 1. Will you be able to attend the meeting on February 8, 2003? 2. Do you have Québec-related activities you could share? Please RSVP to: Gabrielle Verdier Dept. of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee P.O. Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201 Tel: (414) 229-2512 Fax: (414) 229-2939 email@example.com OR Mahdi Hamadi Carroll College Modern Languages and Literature 100 N. East Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186 firstname.lastname@example.org
|"National Foreign Language Week" - - March 3-9, 2003 The dates and themes for National Foreign Language Week are determined annually by Alpha Mu Gamma National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society. National Foreign Language Week will be celebrated March 3-9, 2003. The theme for the year 2003 poster is:"Make Friends - Peace Follows" For more information contact the following: Alpha Mu Gamma National 855 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029-3500 Tel: (323) 644-9752 Fax: (323) 644-9752 http://citywww.lacc.cc.ca.us/activities/honor/amg/nflw.htm or e-mail at: email@example.com|