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Useful links and Websites

When it comes to teaching French to French speakers, the political, social and cultural realities of your students’ native countries really become an essential aspect of your pedagogy. Whether you want to integrate on-line press into your lessons, find information on Haitian music or African politics, show a francophone movie, or create a class blog, you will find everything you need in this collection of Heritage Language internet resources.

Below are 6 categories of websites.
All websites are in French, unless otherwise noted.

 


[ Research & Pedagogical Guidelines ]
Education Websites, Radio & TV
Web News
Cultures
Francophone Institutions
Create Your Class Blog!

These sites offer Guidelines for the teaching of Heritage Languages, the latest research articles, information about Heritage Language Programs across the United States, and links to major resource centers (all websites in ENGLISH).

National Heritage Language Resource Center
www.international.ucla.edu
Newly created, the NHLRC is a federally-funded resource center. Above all, the NHLRC endeavors to develop pedagogical approaches to teach heritage learners, primarily by creating a resource base and by pursuing curriculum design.

Curriculum Guidelines for Heritage Language Classrooms
at the University of California

www.international.ucla.edu
This is a report prepared by the NEH Focus Group in 2003. It covers such topics as instruction materials and teacher training for Heritage Language Classrooms.

National Standards for Foreign Language Education (ACTFL website)
www.discoverlanguages.org

Heritage Language Journal
www.heritagelanguages.org
This is an online research journal "dedicated to the issues underlying the teaching and learning of Heritage Languages." It is published by the National Heritage Language Resource Center and includes essays and book reviews on subjects related to Heritage Language development.

Alliance for the advancement of Heritage Languages in America @
Center for Applied Linguistics

www.cal.org
This alliance groups, individuals and organizations interested in promoting Heritage Language development. It also supports citizens who use multiple languages in their professions. Find resources, forums, profiles of HL programs and information on conferences. If you are running an HL program, please complete the program profile for possible posting on the Alliance website!

National Foreign Language Center – University of Maryland
www.nflc.org

Read about the active series of steps the National Foreign Language Center has taken to help promote the development of Heritage Languages in the US, launching the Heritage Languages Initiative with the Center for Applied Linguistics.

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[ Books ]

ENG. John B. Webb, Ed.D, Barbara L. Miller, Ph.D (Eds.),
Teaching Heritage Language Learners: Voices from the Classroom
, ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Yonkers, NY, 2000.
ENG.
Joy Kreeft Peyton, Donald A. Ranard, & Scott McGinnis (Eds.),
Heritage Languages in America: Preserving a National Resource, Center for Applied Linguistics/Delta Systems Co., Inc., 2001.

 


Research & Pedagogical Guidelines

[ Education Websites, Radio & TV ]
Web News
Cultures
Francophone Institutions
Create Your Class Blog!

These websites aim at helping French teachers by providing teaching methods, ready-to-use material, studies on various pedagogical topics, francophone educational news, etc.

Franc-parler.org
www.franc-parler.org
“The global community of teachers of French”. OIF’s Education website offers very diverse, up-to-date resources.

Le Point du FLE
www.lepointdufle.net
A portal whose objective is to facilitate access to the best free web-based activities for learning and teaching French. There are sites for interactive grammar, self-correcting exercises etc., which can all be used for work in the classroom or for self-studies. NB: this website focuses on French as a foreign language.

Ethnokids
www.ethnoclic.net
This website will help you create and carry an ethnographic study with your students! Advice, ideas and methods for you and your students to become French-speaking ethnologues en herbes. Ethnokids has had participants from all over the world!

Publicités
www.ma-collection-de-pubs.com
Hundreds of real photo advertisements, sorted by brands, to choose from and discuss in class with your students.

RFI – Radio France Internationale
www.rfi.fr
Radio France Internationale (RFI). Radio news reports in French suited for pedagogical use. Great opportunity to hear news reports in simple French language – ideal for learners of French. Online listening and downloadable audio documents you can save on your computer for use in class.

TV5 Monde
www.tv5.org
International French channel. This link offers audiovisual activities in French suited for pedagogical use.

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[ More radios ] (not specifically educational)

African Radios
www.afriqueindex.com
Main radios for many African countries. Online listening!
Radio Soleil d’Haïti

www.radiosoleil.com
The Haitian radio in New York. Online listening.
Mosaïque des radios de France

www.radios.syxy.com
Main French radios including France Culture, RTL, Nostalgie, etc. Online listening.

 


Research & Pedagogical Guidelines

Education Websites, Radio & TV
[ Web News ]
Cultures
Francophone Institutions
Create Your Class Blog!

These are sources of daily news, articles, reports, forums, blogs, etc., pertaining to francophone countries. These websites will provide you with authentic francophone material that will help your students understand today’s world.

AFRICA
Jeune Afrique
www.jeuneafrique.com
One of the best reference sites of African news for adolescents. JeuneAfrique, a weekly magazine, publishes articles targeting a younger reading audience. By reading JeuneAfrique students will gain awareness of African political affairs.
Afromix.org
www.afromix.org

Extensive news coverage for Africa and the entire Caribbean.

NORTH AFRICA
Marweb
www.marweb.com
Main portal to Maghreb-related websites.

MOROCCO
L’Opinion
www.lopinion.ma

One of the principal sources of Moroccan daily news.

CANADA
Canoë
www.canoe.com

Canadian news, culture and society, people, cinema, art and literature.

FRANCE
Les Clés de l’actualité Junior
www.lesclesjunior.com
This marvelous website geared for teenagers will give you access to short and engaging news articles written in simpler French. News on France, the world, culture, sports, a weekly dossier and a section dedicated to French teachers!

France’s main daily newspapers on line:
Le Monde
www.lemonde.fr
Libération
www.liberation.fr
Le Figaro
www.lefigaro.fr

HAITI
Haiti Press Network
www.haitipressnetwork.com
Website dedicated to Haitian news: economy, politics, society, sport.
Grioo
www.grioo.com

Extensive news on African, Caribbean and French culture and society. World news from a francophone perspective. Biographies of important cultural and political characters throughout history.
Haitian Times
www.haitiantimes.com

ENG. Online edition of the weekly magazine.

 


Research & Pedagogical Guidelines

Education Websites, Radio & TV
Web News
[ Cultures ]
Francophone Institutions
Create Your Class Blog!

Learn more and keep up-to-date with francophone culture in the world. Below are links to general websites and websites that contain information on specific cultural activities.

AFRICA

Africultures
www.africultures.com

An exhaustive website about Africa’s vivid cultural life. Find references to African cultural events, from conferences to TV documentaries on African life. Limited access to Africulture’s journal (must have a subscription)—a fantastic source of articles covering African culture.
Afromix.org
www.afromix.org

Extensive information about music, arts, travel, news in Africa and the Caribbean. This great portal also features sections on economy, industry, religion, education, development, conflicts. You will also find a beautiful photo section, and a forum.
Revafrique
www.revafrique.com

Website of an explorer of the African continent. Interesting photos and first-hand accounts of Africa’s sights. Proverbs and fables.

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[ Literature in Africa ]

A Literary Review from University of Pennsylvania
www.africa.upenn.edu

ENG. African Studies Center at University of Pennsylvania: Africa Access review of Children’s Materials. Find a vast array of children’s books in English.
Wobebli
www.wobebli.net

Fables, tales, and cultural and anthropological information about African populations.
MamaAfrika
www.mamaafrika.com

African fables and tales.
Toute la poésie
www.toutelapoesie.com

Anthology of poems in French.

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[ Festivals in Africa ]

Dak’Art
www.dakart.org
Wonderful articles and information dealing with contemporary African art in Dak’Art journal. Contributors from all over Africa.

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[ Soccer in Africa ]

Caf On Line
www.cafonline.com

The official website of African soccer. Includes news on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

HAITI

Haiti on Wikipedia
www.en.wikipedia.org

ENG. Wikipedia entry on Haiti.
Portraits d’Iles
www.lehman.cuny.edu

A fantastic resource on Haitian culture that contains biographies of important cultural characters and links to websites. This sight provides in-depth information exposing the richness of Haitian culture: cuisine, arts, cinema, literature, dance, music, etc.
Haiti-référence
www.haiti-reference.info

Another reference to information on Haitian culture.
Image Nouvelle
www.imagenouvelle.com

By privileging music and cinema this site offers a different perspective on Haitian culture.

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[ Festivals in Haiti ]

Haitian international film festival
www.festivalfilmjakmel.com

Haitian international film festival held in Jacmel, cultural capital of Haiti. Films from around the world.

CANADA

Québec on Wikipedia
www.en.wikipedia.org

ENG. Wikipedia entry on Quebec.

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[ World Music & Lyrics ]

National Geographic
www.worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com

ENG. National Geographic World Music webpage. On this great website you will learn all about music genres and artists from all over the world. You can also watch and listen to them for free. This page also gives access to photo galleries from National Geographic.
Song Lyrics – African and Caribbean on Afromix
www.afromix.org

Hundreds of songs!

UNITED STATES

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[Francophone cultures in the United States]

Héritages francophones
www.yalepress.typepad.com/heritages

Professor Jean-Claude Redonnet and his team continue to collect various personal stories from francophones in the United States. A resourceful blog with insights into the lives of contemporary American Francophones captured into great video interviews.

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[ Francophonie in NY, NJ, CT and DC ]

These are excellent sources of information about Francophone events in Washington, DC and the Tri-State area: festivals, exhibitions, conferences, concerts, films, literature, etc.

Washington, DC: www.francophoniedc.org

 


Research & Pedagogical Guidelines

Education Websites, Radio & TV
Web News
Cultures
[ Francophone Institutions ]
Create Your Class Blog!

OIF – Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
www.francophonie.org

This is the official website for the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. It gives rudimentary, in-depth information about la Francophonie. A great way to keep up with la Francophonie.

OIF Portal
www.francophonie.org

A portal to many Francophone websites selected by the OIF about: democracy and justice, economy, cultures, education, environment…

Fédération Internationale des professeurs de français
www.fipf.org

FIPF’s official website.

AUF – Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
www.auf.org

With over 600 member institutions of higher learning throughout la Francophonie, AUF carries five programs of research in the fields of linguistic diversity, democracy, new technologies in education, cooperation, and sustainable development.

U.N. homepage in French
www.un.org/french

 


Research & Pedagogical Guidelines

Education Websites, Radio & TV
Web News
Cultures
Francophone Institutions
[ Create Your Class Blog! ]

All You Need to Know About Blogs, with Franc-parler.org
www.franc-parler.org

 


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T
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