Cheryl Krueger Presents:
"French Cinema: Adapting (to) New Technologies "
Rountable on Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
September 12, 2014
Introduction to French Cinema is a course that has always relied on technology for the delivery of basic course material: the films. In recent years new technologies have become increasingly adaptable to pedagogical goals, and have even helped facilitate creativity and in-person instruction. This discussion focuses on recent course innovations--some of them more successful than others--designed to work in classes of 17 to 70, in French or in English. We will look at several examples of students’ work; consider the pros and cons of experiments in hi-tech, low-tech, semi-flipped, and bilingual classes; and share ideas for meaningful assessment of creative, cooperative course assignments.