Les Communications


Communications is a broad ranging topic which encompasses traditional media as well as the internet, email and telecoms.

Some Basics
Activities


The vocabulary of 'communications' is an important cultural reference point and should be familiar to students when learning french.

Les ados trop accros à internet?

http://www.plurielles.fr/parents/fi...-accros-a-internet-7105304-402.html Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Short article exploring teenager use of the internet. Offers the view that the internet is both good and bad but that teenagers are addicted to it and need protecting.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Communications

Suggestions for use: This is a topical issue. Discuss with the class. Do a class survey to see how much time students spend on the internet and what sites they visit. Write up the results.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
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Canaille Blog

http://www.canailleblog.com Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A blog tool through which you can write a diary, speak about yourself, your friends and your passions and share your ideas with everyone online. Or, you could just read about others!

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
French

Strand: Topics

Strand unit: Personal Details

Suggestions for use: As part of a project (ideal for TY) - write a blog about yourself or a make-up person in French.

Key Skills: Communicating Literacy

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Leisure

Suggestions for use: As part of a project (ideal for TY) - write a blog about yourself or a make-up person in French.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
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La télévision reste le média préféré des Français

http://www.commentcamarche.net/news...reste-le-media-prefere-des-francais Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Short article with statistics on television being the most popular form of media. Article dates from 2011. Suitable as comphrehension.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Communications

Suggestions for use: Conduct a survey like this in the class and see how the figures differ from the article.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
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L'usage du téléphone portable

http://www.01net.com/editorial/2822...able-deconseille-aux-jeunes-enfants Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Short article from 2005 reporting on how a state environmental agency is advising parents to ensure that their children do not have excessive use of mobile phones. May provide a good discussion point for class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Communications

Suggestions for use: Good reading practice to aid with written production for “donner votre avis” type questions.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
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Obsession

http://obsession.nouvelobs.com/high-tech Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

The high-tech section of the ‘Nouvel Observateur’ newspaper has numerous articles about the latest must-have gadgets and social networks, with photos and descriptions. Lots of images and catchy stories.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Science & Technology

Suggestions for use: Good for reading practise AND the stories are current and topical. Use in class. Higher level students.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
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L'internaute loisirs

http://www.linternaute.com/musique Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Online magazine that specialises in music, cinema and TV reviews. Contains interviews with singers and actors as well as all the latest industry news.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Communications

Suggestions for use: Approach the communications theme with online articles about the latest releases, interviews with their favourite stars and recent news reports and music videos. Students can access material useful to their preparation of “les passe-temps” and “la musique” themes for the oral exam as well as knowing a few French artists.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
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Conseils de securité

http://www.francaisfacile.com/conseils-de-securite.php Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Information about a French internet safety campaign based around a video which shows a man pretending to be a young girl in order to befirend a young person. Video embedded with spoken text.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: Communications

Suggestions for use: Play the video and read some of the text. Text layout is not great but the mesage is clear. Will be useful around wider internet safety campaigns.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
Rights Url: http://www.france.com
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Canaille Blog

http://www.canailleblog.com Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A blog tool through which you can write a diary, speak about yourself, your friends and your passions and share your ideas with everyone online. Or, you could just read about others!

View full description

How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
French

Strand: Topics

Strand unit: Personal Details

Suggestions for use: As part of a project (ideal for TY) - write a blog about yourself or a make-up person in French.

Key Skills: Communicating Literacy

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Leisure

Suggestions for use: As part of a project (ideal for TY) - write a blog about yourself or a make-up person in French.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Quel réseau social se cache en vous ?

http://testezvous.fr.msn.com/highte...u-social-se-cache-en-vous/Test.aspx Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Online quiz that tests users to see what kind of social network fits their personality.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Communications

Suggestions for use: Do this test in class and see what personalities emerge.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs: