Subject ContentConditions for Educational Success
Teaching the Content SubjectsLanguage development, as with reading and writing skills, continues and broadens with the introduction of subject content. Early and concepts are very concrete and easily taught with the use of visual aids and hands-on activities. The , especially music and drama, as well as , provide an abundance of meaningful language learning opportunities.
Teaching techniques and materials are used to encourage teacher-student and student-student interaction. Activity-oriented learning continues throughout all grades to allow for daily use of the language by students, and thus continued oral development. At the secondary level, French language arts teachers and those teaching other subjects in French should meet at regular intervals to implement effectively language teaching across the curriculum.
Not only do the various disciplines and specialty areas—such as social studies, the sciences, music, art, drama and physical education—taught in French add a cultural component to students’ language experience, they add an important dimension to the second language learners’ language acquisition by providing French language learning experiences in contexts other than the French language arts class, therefore increasing the time spent learning and using French.