LE MONDE AU BOUT DU DOIGT
This French program is informed by conversations with my students, by web exploration and a humble wish to link to others within the dynamic community of learners. We aim to connect to a world beyond the confines of the classroom walls, the one dimensional textbook.
The introduction of technology in the classroom about ten years ago transformed its environment into a printing shop . With the clear objective to address the National Standards of Language Learning, I now can construct my textbook, an electronic textbook whose table of content reaches far beyond the limits of the cover pages of traditional textbooks. This electronic textbook opens the student to the three dimensional world of language learning: sounds, images and text interacting, infused by history, passion, dreams, tragedies, hopes.
The saying made famous by Michel de Montaigne during the Renaissance “Les voyages forment la jeunesse” ("travels inform, educate youth"), today might read : "Les voyages virtuels forment la jeunesse".
Bon voyage dans le monde virtuel francais!