Welcome to the Lethbridge Curriculum Developers Group French Resource Website! This website has been developed by scholars and language educators at the University of Lethbridge.
The mission of the Lethbridge Curriculum Developers (LCD) Group is twofold:
The main emphasis of the LCD Group is the development of task-based materials (see Foundations section for an elaboration on task-based language teaching). To this end, the website includes clusters of task-based lessons and examples of tasks that fit within each of Willis’ (1996) six types of tasks. The LCD Group is also dedicated to promoting intercultural communicative competence (see Foundations section) in the second language classroom and has included a section of activity ideas and lesson plans to demonstrate how intercultural themes can be embedded in and complement second language instruction. The topics and themes of the resources have been selected to fit within the Alberta French as a Second Language Program of Study; however, the materials could be used and/or adapted to fit within a multitude of contexts.
The Lethbridge Curriculum Developers Group French Resource Website is a free, open access resource to support French language instruction. Please feel free to peruse the various materials provided on the website including lesson plans, handouts, worksheets, readings, audio recordings, game materials, etc. and either download them for use in your class or use them as models for developing your own language materials. We welcome feedback in the ‘Comments’ section below.
Feel free to provide feedback on the website and materials!