The New Francophonie: Teaching French from an African-Centered Perspective

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Abstract

This article suggest a model for teaching French from an African-centered perspective as a logical response to global demographic, literary, and economic shifts in the cultural landscape. As the African continent is becoming a significant space of economic development, literary production, as well as home to the majority of the world's French speakers, this article proposes specific curricular considerations to adequately address these changes. Within the pedagogical context of content and language integration, and recent theories of second language acquisition, this article argues that the inherent pluralism and cultural complexities of Francophone Africa can facilitate French language learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-139
Number of pages13
JournalFrench Review
Volume88
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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