Teaching Openings and Requests in French Café Encounters

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Chase Tiffany


The present teaching activity addresses the development of intercultural competence by learners of French in a virtual foreign language classroom. It aims to develop skills of interpreting and relating, skills of discovery and interaction, and critical cultural knowledge with relation to requests and opening sequences in café encounters (Byram, 1997, 2009; Byram & Goluveba, 2020). This activity consists of pre- and post-viewing/reading activities to encourage reflection, analysis, and discussion amongst the students. It additionally serves as an introduction to sociopragmatic variation via the presentation of two different varieties of French for the studied interaction. It can easily be adapted to lower/higher levels and study abroad contexts.


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