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À Poitiers entre mai et octobre
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1988)
Prepared for the American Association of Teachers of French with the collaboration of the French Cultural Services and of the Office Audiovisuel de l’Université de Poitiers; a vidéogramme divided into 12 parts of varying duration (43 seconds to 7½ minutes) designed to give insight to everyday French life, to the tourist attractions of old and of new Poitiers; features young people (13–20 years old) speaking about their life, their interests and the happenings in Poitiers; includes scenes at home (use of Mini-tel), at school, in the city, at the hypermarché, at the Futuroscope; key vocabulary appears as French subtitles; for use at all levels of language learning; accompanying pedagogical guide includes general information and a description of the video, full transcript, cultural information and suggestions for using the video.
Total time: approx. 50 minutes

 

AATF: Open your World with French
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1995)
Subtitled Le français m’ouvre le monde, produced by the American Association of Teachers of French; designed to promote the study of French by American students; includes references to French-speaking countries, French cuisine, fashion, sports, famous sites, important French personalities, French language and its use in English; American students express their reasons for studying French.
In English and French
10 minutes 38 seconds

 

Actualités vidéo 1, 2
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Designed to supplement first-year French texts; each video focuses on 10 real-life situations and related language tasks used in basic conversations; each episode divided into three segments: (1) Scénettes, short dialogues stressing survival functions; (2) Mini-drame, featuring everyday conversations; (3) Tranche de vie, a slice of life introducing unscripted authentic language; no accompanying print materials.
Each episode: approx. 5–11 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 27 minutes

 

L’Afrique francophone
1/2" VHS color videocassette
About life and issues of concern in the 18 francophone countries of Africa; includes a geographical and historical presentation of these countries, followed by thematric sections introduced by a local television commercial and a song by a popular singer; themes include daily life of African children, health care, the fight against AIDS, literacy programs, cinema, among others.
52 minutes

 

Antenne II
1/2" VHS color videocassettes
News broadcasts from France; each news presentation includes interviews with the newsmakers, commentary by broadcast journalists, “on-the-scene” camera coverage; French language accessible to high-intermediate and advanced students.
Each video: approx. 40–60 minutes

Broadcast No. 1 (12/18/85): L’enseignement en France – includes discussion of educational reforms and curriculum, portrait of Jean-Pierre Chevènement (Ministre de l’Education Nationale), interviews with teachers, parents, students, merchants, review of les rentrées scolaires 1984, 1985.

 

Broadcast No. 2 (1/15/86): Le siège du Palais de Justice à Nantes – with related discussions of terrorism, hostages, security and negotiations; “Bilan politique 1985” – with excerpts of Mitterrand press conference and excerpts of speeches by other political leaders.

Broadcast No. 3 (1/87): Le dossier du mois – deux hôtages libérés et polémique; also news reports on the following: Le PDG de Renault assassiné, les Prix Nobel, le disque des records de la chanson française, les prix littéraires 86, le rock français, les Jeux Olympiques d’hiver en Savoie en 1992, la solitude dun pistard du cyclisme, la mort de l’amuseur no. 1.

Broadcast No. 4 (2/87): Le dossier du mois - les étudiants et lycéens refusent une nouvelle réforme; also news reports on the following: inauguration du musée dOrsay, l’hommage à André Malraux, le mois de la photo à Paris, “des jeunes” mordus de voiture, Alain Delon et le film Le passage, Astérix et Obélix arrivent.

 

 

The Art of Haiti
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Shows how the history of Haiti had an influence on the emergence of an art movement created by unschooled painters; includes interviews with painters Philome Obin and Rigaud Benoit with a detailed look at their works as well as those of other traditional Haitian artists; traditional Haitian folk music included in the soundtrack.
In English with some Creole
29 minutes

 

Avec plaisir 1
Two 1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassettes
Produced (1985) in association with Hachette and Langenscheidt publishers; only videocassettes #2 (episodes 5–7) and #4 (episodes 11–13) of this series available; beginning-level linguistic functions presented via the context of a trio of young journalists’ experiences while on assignment; linguistic functions include: expressing quantities while ordering in a café, expressing numbers in the context of shopping, making suggestions/propositions, giving orders, describing past events; includes useful phrases and facts related to banking, customs, transportation, telephones; each episode approximately 20 minutes in length; no accompanying print material; 1 hour 95 minutes (total time).

 

 

Baudelaire: Les Fleurs du mal (Love Poems)
1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassette
Produced by the University of Glasgow Audio-Visual Services; eight of the love poems of Les Fleurs du malspoken by Felix Leakey, first in English paraphrase, then in the original French, against a visual background drawn from original paintings by Rosemary Beaton, Craig Peacock and Stephen Conroy and from filmed stills; accompanying English/French text available.
Approx. 25 minutes

Poems:

 

L’Invitation au voyage

Parfum exotique

Les Bijoux

A une passante

Le Jet d’eau

Harmonie du soir

Le Flambeau vivant

La Mort des amants

 

 

 

Bienvenue en France – Sample
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by FACSEA; a cultural and historical look at the Franche-Comté region, as well as a summary of historical (1989–1990) events; includes short segments about the 100th anniversary of the Moulin Rouge and the opening of the Opéra Bastille, a fashion segment featuring Christian Dior creations, a recipe for chicken and yellow wine.
In English
Approx. 27 minutes

 

Boston/Strasbourg
1/2" VHS (SECAM) color videocassette
News clip about the Boston College/Strasbourg Business Internship Exchange Program filmed by French TV crew on location at Boston College, 2/1/88; includes views of B.C. campus and interviews with Boston College exchange students about the program; B.C. A/V-produced NTSC copy of the video available.
In French
3 minutes

 

Bureautique
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Combination of a biography – the story of a young woman and her attempts to succeed through increased computer knowledge – and a documentary on the penetration of computer word processing into the French business and education world; for high-intermediate to advanced students; produced by Centre National de Documentation; transcription available.
25 minutes

 


Carmen
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1984 film by Francesco Rosi of Bizet’s opera; starring Plácido Domingo, Julia Migenes-Johnson, Ruggiero Raimondi and Faith Esham; conducted by Lorin Maazel.
In French with English subtitles
Approx. 151 minutes

 

La chanson en France
Six 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Produced by the French network MCM; these MTV-style videos feature a wide variety of contemporary (1996) French rock and pop artists performing one to four selections from their repertoire; 61 different artists included; binder containing biographies and/or press kits and/or discographies of most of the artists available.
Total time: approx. 8 hours

 

Chansons françaises d’hier et d’aujourd’hui
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced in 1994 by L’Institut National de l’Audiovisuel and the Ministère des affaires étrangères; includes performances by eleven French singers: Barbara, Georges Brassens, Patrick Bruel, Julien Clerc, Jacques Dutronc, Juliette Greco, Patricia Kaas, Boby LaPointe, Véronique Sanson, William Sheller, Alain Souchon; lyrics of each song performed are reproduced in scroll-like fashion on the video.
Approx. 44 minutes

 

Le choix d’un peuple
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1985 documentary film by Hugues Mignault dealing with the referendum question of May 20, 1980 in Quebec.
99 minutes

 

A Class Act
1/2" VHS color videocassette © 1987
About teachers and foreign language teaching as a career; professionally filmed with practicing teachers and former teachers in the workplace; aimed at recruiting foreign language teachers for the future.
In English
15 minutes

 

Les clips francophones
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Popular French music videoclips compiled by the French Music Office and designed to introduce contemporary language usage (slang) and cultural styles and attitudes; includes clips featuring the following artists: Alain Bashung, Au P’tit Bonheur, Thierry Hazard, Jordy, Patricia Kaas, King Daddy Yod, Luc de Larochellière, Joëlle Ursull; audiocassette of songs available; accompanying 40-page binder of pedagogical suggestions includes song lyrics, biographies of artists, background information, grammatical commentary, vocabulary, questionnaires, and exercises.
33 minutes

 

Collaborations: Meeting New Goals, Realities
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced in 1997 by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in conjunction with the 1997 Northeast Conference Reports volume; presents examples of classroom scenarios that each focus on one of the five goal areas (listed below) of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning; series of accompanying discussion questions available.
54 minutes

Goals

  1. Communication Goal: Meaning Making through a Whole Language Approach
  2. Cultures Goal: Using Video to Explore Perspectives, Practices, and Products of Guatemalan Culture
  3. Connections Goal: Making New Connections through Interdisciplinary Lessons
  4. Comparisons Goal: Using Linguistic and Cultural Comparisons to Help Students Succeed in Learning
  5. Communities Goal: Using a Foreign Language to Connect with the Community

 

Comment peut-on être français
Five color videocassettes, one copy 1/2" VHS, one copy 3/4" produced at Wellesley College, featuring interviews with French people residing in the U.S.; recommended for high-intermediate to advanced students; vocabulary and exercise sheets available.
Approx. 30 minutes each.

Titles:

 

Être Français aux États-Unis
Les stéréotypes
Les plaisirs de la table
L’université
Les rapports franco-américains

 

 

Cultural Literacy and Interactive Language Instruction
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1988)
Narrated by Marlies Mueller of the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University; illustrates a variety of activities designed to teach language through literature: (1) discussion of ideas via simulated news broadcasts and interviews with famous people, (2) vocabulary study, (3) grammar activities, (4) student dramatizations, (5) oral testing; begins by illustrating negative classroom techniques; ends with student discussion (in English) of the “language-through-literature” classes; all illustrations are from elementary and advanced French classes.
Narration in English
55 minutes

 

Cyrano
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The 1990 Jean-Paul Rappeneau film based on Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac; the story of a 17th century swordsman who proves inarticulate only when trying to express face to face his love for his cousin Roxanne; film stars Gérard Depardieu.
One (SECAM) copy in French, no subtitles; one copy in French, with English subtitles
2 hours 25 minutes

 


Daily Life at the Court of Versailles
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Films for the Humanities and Sciences film written by Dominique Delouche and produced by S.F.P. and Hachette; through the use of still images, period paintings, and actors costumed in 17th and 18th-century dress, the history of France and its culture comes to life in this portrait of Versailles and its residents; narration in English; actors playing the roles of such historical and literary figures as Louis XIV, le duc de St. Simon, La Bruyère, la Princesse Palatine, and Mme. De Sévigné and others speak in French (no subtitles)
60 minutes

 

Diabolique
1/2" VHS black & white videocassette
1955 suspense shocker starring Simone Signoret and directed by Henri Georges Clouzot; horror movie that depicts the murder of the headmaster of a small, run-down French school and the mysterious happenings that follow.
In French with English subtitles
109 minutes

 

Le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1998 film written and directed by Francis Veber of La cage aux folles fame; farce involving a group of guys who meet weekly for dinner and compete to bring the biggest “idiot” to dinner as a guest; before one of these weekly dîners de cons, to very humorous effect, one of the hosts (Pierre) finds himself stuck in his apartment with “his” idiot (François), an accountant who makes matchstick models of monuments.
In French with English subtitles
1 hour 21 minutes

 

Discovering French – Blanc
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes (2 copies)
Filmed on location in the Annecy region of the French Alps; nine video segments divided into 27 scenes which correspond to the lesson openers of the text Discovering French – Blanc by Valette and Valette © 1994 D.C. Heath; for beginning students; accompanying videoscript includes transcripts, timings, topics and communicative objectives of each video module.
Each module: approx. 2–4 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes

 

Discovering French – Bleu
Four 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Consisting of 39 modules filmed on location in France and in the French-speaking world; duplicate copy of videos 2-4 available; modules are designed to correlate with the basic lessons and cultural photo essays of the secondary school text Discovering French - Bleu by Valette and Valette © 1993 D.C. Heath and Co.; modules generally include: (1) dialogues, (2) mini-scenes for listening comprehension (i.e. candid interviews), (3) mini-scenes for speaking practice, (4) vignettes culturelles; videoscript containing video/text correlation chart, listing of cultural themes and script of each module available.
Each module: 5–8 minutes
Total time: 3 hours 45 minutes

 

Discovering French Rouge 3 – Nouveau!
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Consisting of modules filmed on location in France and in the French-speaking world; modules are designed to correlate with the 10 units of the secondary school text Discovering French Rouge 3 = Nouveau! by Valette and Valette © 2004 McDougal Littell; each 7–13 minute module includes a vidéo-drame and a vignette culturelle.
Total time: 1 hour 23 minutes

 


L’École internationale de français à Trois-Rivières
1/2"VHS color videocassette
Produced in 1985 as promotional material for the French immersion programs at Trois-Rivières in the province of Québec; some images are quite dated, but the narration-free clips shown of Montréal and Québec City may be useful as visual material related to francophone studies.
Narration in English
10 minutes

 

Espace francophone: Dossier 1
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Distributed by PICS; subdivided into four segments: (1) an introduction to Les Plouffe, a film by québécois filmmaker Gilles Carle, featuring two clips, an interview with the filmmaker and reactions of the public at the Paris opening; (2) Gilles Vigneault, québécois singer, on stage performing the song Il me reste un pays; (3) a discussion with Haitian writer René Depestre about art as a reflection of society; (4) a dossier on the Agence de la Coopération Culturelle et Technique, including an interview with its secretary-general, François Owono-Ngueme.
In French, no subtitles
29 minutes

 


La femme rompue
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1993 Films for the Humanities film based on the work of Simone de Beauvoir; portrait of an “independent” woman involved in a love affair and the range of emotions and thoughts she experiences when the man terminates the affair.
In French, no subtitles
90 minutes

 

Les filles de Caleb
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Volume 1, episodes 1 and 2 of the Canadian television series Les Filles de Caleb, set in the early 1900’s; in these episodes, Emilie Bordeleau, the oldest daughter of Caleb Bordeleau, a farmer, defies her father’s authority and strikes out on her own to become a schoolteacher in the village of St.-Tite; after an initial period of resistance to her on the part of her students and the villagers in general, Emilie, while organizing a Christmas celebration, is finally accepted by her adopted community.
In French, no subtitles
95 minutes

 

Le français des affaires 1 + 2
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Produced by Didier/Hatier; 37 separate sequences; designed for intermediate and advanced students interested in learning business French; communicative approach to learning enhanced through real-life, contextually-accurate interviews with 30 businessmen and women in seven French companies; accompanying 192-page student book contains written and oral exercises with answer key, glossary of terms, transcriptions of video material.
Each video: 50 minutes
Total time of video series: 1 hour 40 minutes

 

France From Within, Tape 1
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Scenes of natural, everyday situations in the lives of native French speakers, filmed on location in their homes, at work and at school in France, Canada, Switzerland and Louisiana; features eleven one to ten-minute programs; designed for use by intermediate-advanced students.
60 minutes

 

France Panorama Vol. 2, 2/88 (2 copies); vol. 4, 2/88, vols. 6–19, 1988
Seventeen 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Video magazine designed to promote improvement in listening comprehension and cultural awareness; features footage of news and cultural clips compiled in short (2–6 minutes) thematic segments; produced in collaboration with Antenne II; user’s guides available; for intermediate-advanced students.
Approx. 45 minutes each

 

France Panorama Vols. 6–10 and vol. 20, 1989
Six 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Video magazine designed to promote improvement in listening comprehension and cultural awareness; features footage of news and cultural clips compiled in short (2-6 minutes) thematic segments; produced in collaboration with Antenne II; user’s guides available; for intermediate-advanced students.
Approx. 45 minutes each

 

France Panorama Vol. 2, nos. 1–6, 1989–90
1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Two copies of numbers 1–5 available; video magazine designed to promote improvement in listening comprehension and cultural awareness; features footage of news compiled in short (2–6 minutes) thematic segments; produced in collaboration with Antenne II; resource guides available for each video; for intermediate-advanced students.
Approx. 45–60 minutes each

 

France-TV Magazine octobre, 1990
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Antenne 2 & Médiane Films, Paris; uses footage from Antenne 2’s news department to present a video magazine consisting of 20 different segments of cultural relevance, for example: la crise du Golfe, la rentrée, la jeunesse, le terroir, la publicité, la mode masculine, Miró en Provence, l’alcool among others; the accompanying Cahier pédagogique contains pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing activities, vocabulary exercises, transcript of video segments; for intermediate and advanced students
Each segment: 1–3½ minutes
Total time: 57 minutes

 

Francoforum: St. Pierre et Miquelon
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Highlighting the experiences of the first group of francophone stagiaires at a language acquisition program on the island group of St. Pierre et Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland; includes photographic tour and history of the islands.
Approx. 27 minutes

 

Françoise Gilot Lecture
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Recording of September 17, 2000 lecture given by the artist Françoise Gilot at Boston College in conjunction with the McMullen Museum of Art’s exhibit Françoise Gilot: 1940–1950, on view from June 14–September 24, 2000; in her presentation, Gilot speaks about her life and work and shows slide examples of paintings by artists who influenced her artistic style, as well as slides of her own works dated 1950–2000.
In English
Approx. 55 minutes

 

The French Experience
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Units 1–4 only of a beginning level BBC language learning program; 4 themes presented (introduction, famille, professions, ville et campagne), plus cultural information including: the French perspective on France itself, le 14 juillet, role of the father, geneology, la Terreur, communal living in Vaour and more.
58 minutes

 

French In Action 2nd Edition
FR 1.072
A fully integrated video, audio and text program for learning French from the beginning through intermediate levels; includes: (a) fifty-two one-half hour VHS video programs filmed in France and broadcast on PBS since 1987; the first section of each video program tells the continuing story of Robert, a young American in Paris, and Mireille, a French student whose family and friends teach him about life in France; in the second section, Pierre Capretz, creator of the series, explains the linguistic material in each episode via vignettes from French cinema, television, publicity, interviews and cartoons. (b) fifty-two forty-five to ninety-minute audiocassette programs; the first half of each audio program breaks down the story-line dialogue into small units for repetition and analysis; coordinated with the workbook, the second half contains oral and written exercises based on phonological and grammatical topics; self-testing exercises also included. (c) print materials: (1) textbook, containing the complete script of the continuing story, comprehension questions and documentsfor reading comprehension; (2) workbooks (parts 1 and 2), coordinated with audio program; (3) study guides (parts 1 and 2), presented in English, intended chiefly for independent study individuals, contain “summary quizzes” for self testing; (4) instructors guide contains complete script of audiocassette exercises and self-testing summary quizzes, gives plans for sequencing and presenting material of each lesson, focuses on modes of testing appropriate for French in Action.

 

French In Action Videoconference
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The April 1, 1995 French in Action videoconference held in conjunction with the Central States Conference in Denver, Colorado; David Pelizzari, host, with Pierre Capretz, creator of the French in Action program and panelists from high schools, community college and universities and distant learning programs throughout the US; includes - (1) Capretz presentation on the origins of French in Action and its “place on the map” of foreign language pedagogy, (2) videoclips from actual US high school and college-level classes, as illustrations of various teaching techniques for in-class use of the French in Action video, (3) sampling of panelists’ lesson planning and testing methods, (4) question/answer segment where panelists discuss issues phoned or faxed in from videoconference downlink audience or posed by the on-camera studio audience; also includes still photos and video outtakes of on-site filming of the series.
2 hours

 

French Music Educational Mix Vol. 1
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced in 1992 by the French Music Office; includes music video-style presentations by seven different French popular music artists: Amina, Francis Cabrel, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Les Innocents, Niagara, Les Négresses Vertes, MC Solaar; audiocassette of music also available.
Approx. 30 minutes

 

French Play Performance: Un théâtre de bric et de broc
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Recorded in Spring 1997 by Boston College students in the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures; technical quality uneven; approx. 16 minutes; includes recitations and dramatizations from the following sources:

 

Prévert, La Seine, La transcendance, Les enfants qui saiment
Molière: Les fourberies de Scapin (scène de la galère)
Rostand: Cyrano de Bergerac (scène du nez)
Beaumarchais: Le mariage de Figaro (Goddam!)
Fontenelle: Irons-nous sur la lune?

 

The French Sampler
1/2" VHS color videocassette
By Bernard Petit Video Productions; demonstration tape that includes a brief sample from the introductory-intermediate level video programs French Alive! and The French Way and the intermediate-advanced level programs France from Within, tapes 1 and 2; situations represented include: au marché, à l’hôtel, au syndicat dinitiative, au magasin, au métro, SNCF, à la poste, au téléphone, à la banque, au restaurant, au café, un jeu de boules; cultural topics include: French university life, French sounds and facial expressions (“euh,” “bof”), la cuisine avec Paul Bocuse, une salade niçoise, le minitel, le trou normand, la tarte normande, etc.; no print material available.
Approx. 25 minutes

 

From the Inside: Ethnographic Interviews in the Language Classroom
1/2" VHS color videocassette
National Language Resource Center, San Diego State University © 1997
Intended to promote and teach ethnographic interviewing techniques as a means, according to Dr. Gail Robinson-Stuart, of “getting the inside perspective” on persons of other cultures; features clips from actual student interviews and teacher training sessions.
In English
Approx. 21 minutes

 


La gloire de mon père
1/2" VHS (SECAM) color videocassette
The 1990 Yves Robert film based on the work of Marcel Pagnol; film stars Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain, Thérèse Liotard; the story of an 11-year-old boy who experiences a turning point in his life and in his relationship with his father when he spends a glorious summer with his family in the rugged countryside of Provence.
In French, no subtitles
2 hours 25 minutes

 

Going International
Four 1/2" VHS color videocassettes designed to help the traveler develop cross-cultural skills required for a successful international experience.
In English

 

  1. Bridging the Culture Gap - contrasts one’s own unconscious cultural values/habits with those of the diverse cultures of the world; explains cultural taboos and accepted standards of behavior; 30 minutes.
  2. Managing the Overseas Assignment - shows how cultural misunderstandings can affect the traveler’s ability to accomplish goals in such diverse countries as Japan, Saudi Arabia, England, India and Mexico; includes explanation of what went wrong in each situation and proposes ways for improving results; 30 minutes.
  3. Beyond Culture Shock - for the family or the individual moving abroad; explains the psychological phases of the adjustment process; provides practical suggestions for making life abroad a positive experience; 30 minutes.
  4. Welcome Home, Stranger - focuses on the unexpected problems of returning home and how to overcome the difficulties of “re-entry” into the workplace, community and school environment; 15 minutes

 

Gustave Courbet: The Place of Death
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Examination of Gustave Courbet’s 1848 painting L’enterrement à Ornans in the political context of the Revolution of 1848 and consideration of its place within the Realist movement; detailed visual analysis of the painting may be beneficial for students learning French descriptive vocabulary.
In French, no subtitles
32 minutes

 

 

Hand-Held Delight
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced in Summer 2000 by the Boston College Audiovisual Department in association with the Boston College Lambda Psi chapter of Pi Delta Phi (National French Honor Society); this video, produced in conjunction with the Lambda Psi chapter’s exhibit of the same name at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College (June 14–September 24, 2000), highlights several of the 18th and 19th-century European fans from the permanent Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Hicks Collection at Boston College; also includes a study of 18th-century fan construction as illustrated by the Eventailliste (Fan-Maker) plates from the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot; English-language captions and period music.
Approx. 27 minutes

 

Heinle & Heinle Satellite Videoconference #2: On Mentoring Foreign Language TAs, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The October 25, 2000 second annual national videoconference on issues in language program direction sponsored by Heinle & Heinle Publishers and broadcast from the Georgia Center for Continuing Education; based on the AAUSC (American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Language Programs) volume Mentoring Foreign Language TAs, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty edited by Benjamin Rifkin; videoconference moderated by Robert Terry (University of Richmond) with featured speakers: Elizabeth Bernhardt (Stanford University), Tom Blair (City College of San Francisco), Lara Lomicka (Penn State University), Susan Navey-Davis (North Carolina State University), Rebecca Oxford (University of Maryland); in addition to delivering formal presentations and participating in discussions on the topic of mentoring, speakers respond to viewers’ questions.
2 hours

 

Heinle & Heinle Satellite Videoconference #3: Teaching in Today’s Multilevel Classroom
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The February 6, 2002 third annual national videoconference on issues in language program direction sponsored by Heinle & Heinle Publishers and broadcast from the Georgia Center for Continuing Education; videoconference moderated by Robert Terry (University of Richmond) with featured speakers: Kerry S.G. Driscoll (University of Iowa and Coe College), Jean-Louis Hippolyte (Kansas State University), Patti J. Marinelli (University of South Carolina), and Kimberley A. Sallee (University of Missouri-Columbia); in addition to delivering formal presentations and participating in discussions on the topic of placement in the multilevel classroom where students of varying abilities/backgrounds in the target language come together, speakers respond to viewers’ questions.
2 hours

 

L’homme qui plantait des arbres
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1988 Oscar-winning animated film by Frédéric Back based on the Jean Giono story of the same title; narrated by Philippe Noiret; tale of a simple, quiet shepherd who dedicates himself to the labor of reforesting a land ruined by drought; 1 copy available.
In French, no subtitles
30 minutes

 


Ici la France
Four 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Twenty uncaptioned and captioned video modules correlated with the Valette and Valette introductory text French for Mastery; each module consists of: (1) the cultural opener – a visual presentation of a selected aspect of French culture; (2) dialogues about daily-life topics; (3) the développement or presentation of specific vocabulary or structure in a cultural context; reference guide containing videoscript and suggestions for use available.
Average module: 5–9 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 13 minutes

 

Interact ’89
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The satellite teleconference, “Using Technology in the Modern Language Classroom,” from California State University at Chico (May 10, 1989). Participants include: Frank Otto of Brigham Young University, Rick Altman and James Pusack of PICS, Lee Ann Stone of UC at Irvine; their discussion includes task-based activities for the language lab, use of video and authentic foreign television programming and the availability of videodisc.
In English
90 minutes

 

Intermediate French - Imparfait / Passé Composé
1/2" VHS color videocassette produced in the late 1990s by teaching fellows of Boston College’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; 4 brief skits intended to help illustrate the uses of the imparfait/passé composé tenses in situations of past narration; approximately 3 minutes.

 

 

Jacques Yvart in Concert
1/2" VHS color videocassette
November 20, 1986 concert performed at Boston College by French singer/songwriter/guitarist Jacques Yvart; Yvart performs 16 songs in French - most having a maritime theme, some with audience participation; includes Yvart’s setting of Baudelaire poem L’invitation au voyage and L’amour pour l’amour, song based on text of Martin Luther King. Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech; non-professional recording.
Approx. 75 minutes

 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A 1995/1999 Films for the Humanities and Sciences /La Cinquième/CNDP production; this examination of the life and works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau features actor Gérard Dallez in the role of Rousseau, as well as off-camera narration, readings from La nouvelle Héloïse, Émile ou de l’éducation, Le contrat social, still images, period paintings, text facsimiles.
In French, no subtitles
15 minutes

 

Le Joli Mai
1/2" VHS (SECAM) black & white
Chris Marker (1963)
2 hours 36 minutes

 


Languages at Work
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1989)
Narrated by Marlies Mueller of the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University; illustrates a variety of activities for the language classroom: warm-up, grammar-related, role-playing, group work, warm-down activities; illustrations are given in French, Italian and Spanish by Harvard faculty members in elementary-level language classes.
Narration in English
35 minutes

 

A Legacy of Goodness
1/2" VHS color videocassette that documents the experiences and feelings of Ruth Kapp Hartz who, as a Jewish child of four during the Nazi Holocaust, was hidden in a convent in Vichy, France and given the French name “Renee” as a means of protection against the Nazis; includes segments of interviews (in French) with surviving members of families who helped to shelter her and with some of their children and grandchildren; accompanying 175-page, illustrated book entitled Your Name is Renee available.
30 minutes

 

Liaison
1/2" VHS color videocassette
25 French television commercials and public service announcements intended to be used as lesson triggers for the intermediate-level text Liaison (Hester, Wade, Jian) (FR 1.063) and as a basis for cultural discussions; annotated notes about these video spots appear throughout the Instructor’s Annotated Edition of the text.
Approx. 22 minutes

 

Les locataires
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Three short films from l’Agence du Court Métrage; (1) Clac - an underdressed apartment dweller’s front door locks behind him when he steps out onto the landing to take out the garbage; (2) Chambre à louer - landlady with a bizarre penchant for taxidermy interviews a new locataire who wonders why the names of previous renters seem so familiar - could it be that he had heard about them in the news? (3) Vis-à-vis - story of the friendship between a woman who has just moved in to her new apartment and the boy who lives across the way.
In French, no subtitles
Total time: 25 minutes

 

La Loire
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A 1991 Films for the Humanities/FR3 and Pathé Cinéma production; part of the video series Les grands fleuves: Reflets de l’histoire, this documentary presents the Loire river as central to the history of France and its people; includes commentary about historical and literary personalities, such as: St. Martin, Gregory of Tours, François Ier, Catherine de Médicis, Leonardo da Vinci, Du Bellay, Balzac; several châteaux of the region are highlighted: Chambord, Azay-le-Rideau, Lude, Amboise, Chenonceaux; also features interviews with contemporary river workers and other inhabitants of the region.
In French, no subtitles
57 minutes

 

 

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #1: From Theory to Practice: The Natural Approach
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The February 23, 1994 McGraw-Hill satellite teleconference (from California State University at Long Beach) on second-language acquisition theory and how to apply it to the classroom.
Moderator: Gerard Ervin of Ohio State
Features presentation by Dr. Stephen Krashen and panel discussion/questions-answers with Jeanne Egasse, Erwin Tschirner, Mary Rogers, Magdalena Andrade and Elías Miguel Muñoz; topic of discussion: Tracy Terrell’s Natural Approach to language instruction; available: multiple copies of teleconference handout containing biographies of conference panelists, outline of Krashen’s presentation and Natural Approach theory.
2 hours

 

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #2: A New Look at Authentic Materials
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The February 15, 1995 McGraw-Hill satellite teleconference (from California State University at Long Beach) on second-language acquisition theory and practice.
Moderator: Gerard Ervin (Ohio State)
Presenters:
Wilga Rivers (Harvard University)
June Phillips (Weber State and ACTFL)
And panel discussion/questions-answers with Drs. Robert Blake (University of California, Davis), Robert Di Donato (Miami University), Raymond Elliott (University of Texas, Arlington), L. Kathy Heilenman (University of Iowa), and Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku (University of California, San Diego); topic of discussion: use of authentic materials in the foreign language classroom; features videotaped examples of teachers using realia, authentic readings and video in the classroom; available: copy of teleconference handout containing outline of program.
2 hours

 

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #3: Integrating Technology into the Language Curriculum
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The October 23, 1996 McGraw-Hill satellite teleconference (from California State University at Long Beach) on second-language acquisition theory and practice.
Moderator: Gerard Ervin (Ohio State)
Presentations:
The Role of Technology by Dr. Robert J. Blake (University of California, Davis)
Technology and the Communicative Language Classroom
by Dr. Bill Van Patten (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Followed by panel discussion/questions-answers with Drs. Gail Robinson-Stuart (San Diego State University), Richard Kern (University of California, Berkeley), Christopher M. Jones (Carnegie-Mellon University), James P. Pusack (University of Iowa), Karen Price (Harvard University); topic of discussion: attempt to answer the following 4 questions: What is technology good for? Where does technology live? What is the process for integrating technology? How does the language instructor get good materials?
2 hours

 

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #4: Grammar in the Communicative Language Classroom
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The Fall 1997 fourth-annual McGraw-Hill teleconference (from California State University at Long Beach) on second-language acquisition theory and practice.
Moderator: Gerard Ervin (Ohio State)
Presenters:
Diane Musumeci (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Dr. Michael H. Long (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Also includes panel discussion/questions-answers with Drs. Elizabeth Bernhardt (Stanford University), Patsy Lightbown (Concordia University, Montreal), Theodore Higgs (San Diego State University), and Bill VanPatten (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); topic of discussion: attempt to answer the following 4 questions: Should grammar be explicitly taught in the communicative language classroom? Does grammar instruction make a difference in the acquisition of a second language? If so, what are the effects? What approach to grammar instruction should be followed?
2 hours

 

Memories of Monet
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Meredith Martindale & Toby Molenaar (1984)
Narrated by Claire Bloom, this intimate aperçu of the golden age of Claude Monet (1889–1926) is based on the memoirs of American Impressionist artist and friend of Monet, Lilla Cabot Perry. Scenes of Monet’s Giverny gardens mingle with images of his paintings, as well as with those of other artists like Whistler, Sargent, Pissarro, and Perry herself.
29 minutes

 

Moderato cantabile
1/2" VHS black and white videocassette
Based on a novel by Marguerite Duras, Moderato cantabile depicts a week in the life of Anne (Jeanne Moreau), a lonely housewife, whose only joy comes from her young son and their daily walks through their desolate French village. After stumbling upon a murder scene, Anne meets and falls in love with Chauvin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), an equally lonely gentleman. As their relationship develops, Anne confuses her own reality vicariously with the experience of the victim of the crime of passion; Jeanne Moreau won the 1960 Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role in this film directed by Peter Brooks.
In French with English subtitles
90 minutes

 

Monnaie et crédit: la Bourse
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Well-chosen images and interviews that help explain the workings of the stock market; for advanced students; produced by Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique; transcription available.
22 minutes

 


Noël à Paris
1/2" VHS color videocassette
That illustrates the Christmas and New Year’s customs as celebrated in Paris; includes scenes of shop windows in Faubourg Saint-Honoré, toy displays, a family celebration, santons, a réveillon dinner.
Approx. 25 minutes

 

 

On connaît la chanson (Same Old Song)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1997 César Award-winning film directed by Alain Resnais; romantic, musical comedy about two Parisian sisters, Odile (played by Sabine Azéma) and Camille (Agnès Jaoui), who become entangled in dysfunctional relationships with a submissive husband (Pierre Arditi), an old boyfriend (Jean-Pierre Bacri), a dishonest realtor (Lambert Wilson), and a kind, older man (André Dussolier); in the midst of normal dialogue, characters lip-synch to recordings of old as well as contemporary French song fragments which express their inner thoughts and true feelings; singers featured in these song excerpts: Charles Aznavour, Joséphine Baker, Alain Bashung, Maurice Chevalier, Dalida, Johnny Hallyday, Edith Piaf, among many others.
In French with English subtitles; also available in Region 2 (PAL) DVD format with option of French, English, German or Italian subtitles
2 hours

 

Outremer (Overseas)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A Cannes award-winning film featuring three sisters living in Algeria during a period of shaky cultural change. The film introduces the story from each woman’s perspective and reveals more interesting twists and turns in the subplot of the story, particularly focusing on each woman’s love life. The three sisters ultimately struggle to keep their family united as tragedy, the threat of danger, and cultural changes attempt to drive them apart.
In French with English subtitles
1 hour 36 minutes

 

 

Par ici
1/2" VHS color videocassette (4 copies)
Produced by Eagle Multimedia Group; reinforces and expands upon the cultural themes presented in the D.C. Heath text Par Ici by Robert Ariew and Anne Nerenz; 12 video modules include advertisements, documentary footage, reports and human interest stories; multiple film clips within each module; videoscript (2 copies) available.
Each module: approx. 5 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

 

Paris Through the Ages
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A Films for the Humanities/FR3 and Pathé Cinéma production; part of the video series Les grandes villes du monde, this documentary traces the history of Paris from its beginnings to the 1980s; includes: historical footage of contemporary events, dramatic representations of others, on-camera interviews with several Parisian historians as well as one American; features city street scenes, views of the Seine, statuary, art work, Beaubourg; note: photography/video quality dated (“1970s”) in appearance.
In French, no subtitles
61 minutes

 

Paris: Une capitale des arts
Series of three 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Produced by CNDP and Films for the Humanities and Sciences; an examination of Paris as the center of the European art world from 1830 to 1900; narrated “slide shows” of works related to the historical and artistic events of the period.
Each video: 14 minutes
Total time: 42 minutes

 

Video #1: Paris: 1830
Focuses on the Paris of the Romantics and the Neoclassicists; considers the impact of the Restoration and the Paris Commune on literature, music and art; includes: references to Balzac, Hugo, Lamartine, Berlioz, Liszt, Chopin, as well as examples of the art of Géricault (Le radeau de la Méduse), Girodet (Les funérailles dAtala), Delacroix (La Liberté guidant le peuple, La mort de Sardanapale), Daumier, Ingres; also includes views of various quartiers and city monuments such as l’Arc de Triomphe, le Panthéon, la Bourse, la Place de la Concorde.

Video #2: Paris: 1860
Architectural tour of Paris as the city razed and rebuilt by Napoléon III; includes explanation of the plan de Paris and regulations related to construction; city sites featured include: le Louvre, le Bois de Boulogne, Place St. Michel, l’Île de la Cité, l’Eglise St. Augustin, l’Opéra, la Gare du Nord; paintings of Courbet (L’enterrement à Ornans), Millet (Les glaneuses), Manet (Le déjeuner sur l’herbe, l’Olympia), Monet and others also included.

Video #3: Paris: 1900
Portrait of fin de siècle Paris beginning with study of the sculpture Triomphe de la République by Dallou followed by a review Rodin’s Portes de l’enfer as well as an architectural tour of the Petit Palais, the Grand Palais, and the Opéra-Comique; includes: archival footage by the Lumière brothers of Paris’s Exposition universelle, examples of paintings by Vuillard, Bonnard, Picasso.

 

Pas de problème
1/2" VHS color videocassette (4 copies)
Produced by Houghton Mifflin Co.; 12 modules each focussing on everyday problem-solving situations left open-ended to prompt student interaction; can be used to accompany Houghton Mifflin’s introductory French programs (including Contacts, 6th Edition); videoscript available in Contacts, 6th Edition – Instructor’s Resource Manual, pp. VT 1–18.
Average time of module: 4–6 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

Modules:

Au tennis

La poste

Le coup de fil

En panne

Le métro

Au Centre-Pompidou

La boulangerie

Au marché, rue Mouffetard

Au café

Le papillon

Château Saint-Jean

La fête de la musique

Airport

The Lesson

 

Pas de problème 2nd Edition
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by Houghton Mifflin Co. © 2001 and designed to accompany specifically Contacts, 7th Edition (Valette and Valette); like the first edition, this program features 12 modules each focussing on everyday problem-solving situations left open-ended to prompt student interaction; new to this edition: six 2–3 minute Impressions that contrast old and new elements of everyday life in France; videoscript available in Contacts, 7th edition - Instructors Resource Manual, pp. VT 1–19.
Average time of module: 4–6 minutes
Total time: 78 minutes

Modules and Impressions:

1. Au tennis

7. La poste

2. Le coup de fil

8. En panne

Impressions 1: La vie étudiante

Impressions 4: L’ancien et le nouveau

3. Le métro

9. Au Centre-Pompidou

4. La boulangerie

10. Au Marché, rue Mouffetard

Impressions 2: Les transports

Impressions 5: Les courses et la préparation des repas

5. Au café

11. Le papillon

6. Château Saint-Jean

12. La fête de la musique

Impressions 3: Lieux de rencontre, hier et aujourd’hui

Impressions 6: C’est la vie / Le monde francophone

 

Pétanque
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by the Federation of Pétanque USA; promotional video outlining the sport of pétanque, its history, the rules of the game, its players; printed explanation of “how to play pétanque” available.
10 minutes

 

Pierre Auguste Renoir: Bright Summer Days
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Examines Renoir’s 1876 painting Le bal au Moulin de la Galette, placing the work within the context of Renoir’s complete works and the Impressionist movement; photographs of the actual Moulin de la Galette in Montmartre are utilized in order to deduce the exact spot in the club where Renoir might have painted the work; directed by Alain Jaubert.
In French, no subtitles
32 minutes

 

Poésie de la francophonie
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Collection of 67 poems by various poets of the French-speaking world; includes works by Maurice Carême, Sylvain Garneau, Victor Hugo, La Fontaine, Musset, Rimbaud, Verlaine, and others, as well as comptines populaires.
2 hours

 

Poetry and the Teaching of Foreign Languages
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1991)
Demonstration of teaching techniques where poetry is examined as a literary genre and as a means of expanding communicative skills in a foreign language; divided into three parts: Celebrating Poetry, Understanding Poetry, Creating Poetry; actual, unrehearsed classes in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and English as a Second Language presented; shot on location at Harvard University with appearances by Harvard professors Wilga Rivers and Marlies Mueller, as well as Prof. Claire Kramsch of the University of California at Berkeley.
60 minutes

 

97 Publicités télévisées
1/2" VHS color videocassette
97 commercials seen on French television; useful as indicators of various aspects of French culture; good for study of the language; two Guides Pédagogiques give suggestions for classroom use, for “clustering” of ads: in-depth study of thirteen ads, script of all 97 ads included.
45 minutes

 

 

Reflets 2
1/2" VHS color “demo” (cassette dexpérimentation) videocassette
An Hachette (© 1999) French language learning program by Guy Capelle and Noëlle Gidon; each episode features an introductory dramatization of the ongoing story of a Parisian family who has relocated to a small town in Southern France and taken up ownership of the town’s café; demo includes sampling from sections (Reflets de vie, Reflets Grammaire, Reflets Variations, Reflets Civilisation) of episodes 1–4: featured in the samples of Reflets Grammaire: les temps de l’indicatif, le temps futur, le passé composé, l’imparfait, les emplois du subjonctif, les emplois du conditionnel présent, le discours indirect; Reflets Variations illustrate the various ways of expressing a particular thought: interrompre une conversation, faire une invitation/accepter ou refuser, faire une suggestion, se présenter dans un restaurant, quitter un restaurant; Reflets Civilisation feature brief portraits of regions, cultural monuments of France – La Côte d’Azur (includes views of Miró sculptures), Parisian monuments, Strasbourg.
In French, no subtitles
63 minutes

 

Reflets français
1/2" VHS color videocassette (3 copies)
Produced by Bernard Petit in 1992; intended for use by either beginning- or intermediate-level French language learners; includes the 40-minute program Eric Vincent chante in which the singer performs a number of his songs, talks about his background, his favorite musical themes and rhythms, his houseboat, and Paris; also includes Tout Paris, a 17-minute tour of Paris narrated by Liliane Wilk; accompanying study guide includes video transcripts, questions, cloze activities, song lyrics.
Total time: 57 minutes

 

Rencontres
1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassette
Consisting of 19 brief conversational scenes: 17 of these scenes concern the adventures of a young man in search of an old school friend in a small town in southern France; each scene runs approximately 1–7 minutes; two independent scenes illustrate la leçon de conduite and à l’agence de voyages; teacher’s guide available; audiocassette of dialogues recorded on the film available; for beginning and intermediate students.
Approx. 50 minutes

 

Rendez-vous avec Lyon
A culturally-based video series about life in Lyon, France’s emerging second city; series produced by the Language Learning Centre at the University of Otago, New Zealand; designed for use by advanced learners of French; each of the five titles currently available includes: one or two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes (9 videocassettes in all) of commentary and interviews with Lyonnais, an audiocassette, a tape guide entitled Trame du rendez-vous avec complément d’informations; audiocassette reprises the video’s audio track minus background noise and music and also includes some activities (dictations, pronunciation exercises, etc.); tape guide includes explanatory introductions, transcription of the video, learning activities appropriate to the linguistic or cultural content of the video, crossword puzzle test, a glossary, a selection of printed texts related to the video’s theme or content.
Each video: 32–59 minutes
Total time of video series: approx. 6 hours 33 minutes

  1. Premier Volet: Entrée en matière: provides an overview of the city of Lyon and of its attitudes in the 1990’s; emphasizes Lyon’s history, its religious and cultural traditions, the splendour of Old Lyon, the importance of fine food and of an excellent urban transport system which includes the TGV link with Paris; approx. 40 minutes.
  2. Deuxième Volet: Lyon Loisirs: treats aspects of leisure and entertainment in Lyon and its suburbs; includes a look at river tourism on the Saône, the cultural pleasures of museums, the opera, café-théâtre, an English bookshop, fine art exhibitions at the Brotteaux auction room, the fun of Lyon’s Fête sans frontière, sporting activities in Vénissieux, Paul Bocuse’s passion for theatre organs; approx. 92 minutes.
  3. Troisième Volet: Lyon se définit: presents a succession of speakers who refer to Lyon’s claim to be France’s second city in a variety of areas: silk-making, banking (Crédit Lyonnais), communication network, transportation, education and research, fashion, fine arts, cuisine; approx. 87 minutes.
  4. Quatrième Volet: La Gastronomie: discusses the central role of food and drink in the development of Lyon’s identity; includes a sampling of the range of culinary styles and menus found Chez Bocuse, Chez Rose,and à la Meunière, as well as a sampling of restaurant conversations among Lyonnais; approximately 69 minutes.
  5. Cinquième Volet: Lyon, ville internationale analyzes factors contributing to Lyon’s rise in stature in the international marketplace - geographic position, local industries (silk, printing, banking), the arts, technology, réputation gastronomique, influx of international companies; considerable attention given to the relationships between Lyon and Geneva, London, and Frankfurt; approx. 103 minutes.

 

La Révolution Française: La Révolution et la Royauté
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Part 2 in a series about the French Revolution produced by La Sept/FR3/L’Auditorium de l’Etoile and Films for the Humanities and Sciences; written by François Furet and Roger Stéphane; narrated by M. Furet, this presentation includes gravures, paintings, historical reenactments, and chansons populaires to tell the story of the French Revolution; highlighted are events of the following dates of 1789: May 5 (États-Généraux at Versailles), July 14 (la Bastille), July 17 (continued unrest), August 4 (l’Assemblée Nationale abolishes the régime), August 26 (Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen), October 5 (march on Versailles).
In French, no subtitles
52 minutes

 

Romance Languages and Literatures Teaching Fellow Workshop (March 23, 1990)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Approx. 15–20 minute presentations by members of the Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on topics related to teaching techniques suggested for use in the foreign language classroom.
In English
Approximately 75 minutes

Topics:

 

Adapting Oral Proficiency Interviews for Classroom Use
Music in the Classroom
Effective Interaction Using Groups and Teams
Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

 

Romance Languages and Literatures Teaching Fellow Workshop (February 28, 1992)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Approx. 15-minute presentations by Teaching Fellow members of the Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on topics related to teaching techniques suggested for use in the foreign language classroom.
In English
Approx. 75 minutes

Topics:

Fill’er Up: Quick and Easy Space Fillers (activities to focus students’ attention)
Snap to It (Rassias drilling method)
Action, Camera ... and Cut (student-produced videos)
Playing It Safe (games)
Instructor Exit Stage Left (student-centered activities for conversation initiation)

 

Romance Languages and Literatures Teaching Fellow Workshop (February 23, 1996)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Approx. 10–15-minute presentations by Teaching Fellow members of the Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on topics related to teaching techniques suggested for use in the foreign language classroom.
In English
Approx. 75 minutes

Topics:

A Bag of Magic Tricks
Listen Up!
Everyone’s a comic
Wanted: Dead or Alive!
Inspired Writing: Getting the Best from Students
Please Pass the Pumpkin!

 

Romance Languages and Literatures Teaching Fellow Workshop (February 14, 1997)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Approx. 10–15-minute presentations by Teaching Fellow members of the Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on topics related to teaching techniques suggested for use in the foreign language classroom.
In English
Approx. 75 minutes

Topics:

Hey! What happened? (part I: Intermediate Spanish; part II: Elementary Spanish)
It’s in the bag! (Elementary French)
Classroom Classics (Intermediate French)
It’s transparent! (Spanish CCR)
E Dio creò la Nutella (Italian CCR)

 

Romance of the Rose
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced at Mount Holyoke College with NEH support; an abridged version in English translation of Jean Renart’s Old French romance Le Roman de la Rose ou de Guillaume de Dole; set in the lands of the Holy Roman Empire, it portrays through song and story the love of the emperor for a beautiful lady named Lïenor; videoscript and commentary booklets available.
80 minutes

 

Routes Of Exile: A Moroccan Jewish Odyssey
1/2"VHS color videocassette
Shot on location; a look at the Jewish community now left in Morocco, its history and the current crisis of Jews living in a modern Arab state and in the Middle East.
In French, no subtitles
90 minutes

 


Shortcut To French
FR 1.057/FR 1.072
Seven 1/2" VHS color videocassettes (3 copies)
Contains the continuing story alone, without the explanatory section of vignettes of the French in Action program.

 

Speak Easy
1/2" VHS color videocassette
14 short mime sketches in which two characters interact in real-life situations; sketches move from service-related interactions between strangers, to encounters between strangers, to more personal situations involving close friends or members of family; for all levels of language student; a Teacher’s Manual is available.
Each sketch runs 3–5 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

Titles:

Greetings

Flat Tire

New Shoes

Library

Cab Ride

Wallflowers

Influenza

Moving In

Truck Stop

Phone Call

Chez Vincent

Argument

Airport

The Lesson

 

 

Tartuffe
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1984 film production directed by Gérard Depardieu who also plays the role of Tartuffe in this adaptation of Molière’s play about religious and sexual hypocrisy; adaptation inspired by a stage production directed by Jacques Lassalle of the Théâtre National de Strasbourg; other featured performers include Depardieu’s wife Elisabeth and François Perier.
In French with English subtitles
2 hours 15 minutes

 

Technology: Tool or Method?
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Recording of a “Baker’s Dozen Roundtable” discussion broadcast April 12, 2001 via satellite from Duke University and sponsored by the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in collaboration with Washington and Lee University and Duke University; 13 experts in applied linguistics, pedagogy and technology discuss (1) theory and practice in technology, (2) expected and assured outcomes with technology use, (3) changes in knowledge acquisition as it pertains to the technological interface, (4) technology as a transparent tool and/or method; discussion participants: Ms. Pegge Abrams (Duke), Dr. Bryan Alexander (Centenary College of Louisiana), Dr. Robert Blake (UC, Davis), Prof. Miriam Carlisle (Washington and Lee), Dr. Lise Desmarais (Canadian Foreign Service Institute), Dr. Robert Fischer (CALICO), Dr. Nina Garrett (Yale), Dr. P. Richard (Dick) Kuettner (Coordinator and Host, Washington and Lee), Dr. Jerry Larson (Brigham Young University), Dr. Jimmie Purser (Millsaps College), Dr. Clare Tufts (Duke), Prof. Ken’ichi Ujie (Washington and Lee), Dr. Clara Yu (Middlebury).
60 minutes

 

Télématin
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by PICS in cooperation with Antenne 2, Houghton Mifflin Co. and the University of Iowa; authentic French television programming assembled from 27 different Télématin broadcasts re-edited for use in US schools; topics covered include: telephone #’s, weather forecasts, transportation, cinema, customs, publicités, health, geography, letter writing, human interest stories, travel tips, songs, etc.; video segments average one to two minutes in length, with the longest segment being 3½ minutes; for use at all levels of French language instruction; Téléguide Video Workbook containing pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing activities available; instructor’s edition of Téléguide Video Workbook contains student workbook pages, transcript of each video sequence, and teaching suggestions.
Total time: 60 minutes

 

Télé-pics Pilot 1990–1991
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Developed and distributed by Project for International Communication Studies (PICS) at the University of Iowa, using original material from a variety of French television and film sources; consists of Télé-Clips segments chosen for use in lower-level language courses and Télé-Progammes aimed at the teaching of language and culture at all levels; accompanying videoguide includes transcriptions of video segments and dossiers of useful teaching material (readings, exercises, activities) designed to introduce important aspects of francophone culture.
30 minutes

Clips:
Changes in the French elementary school system
Public service spot on the importance of reading the small print in ads
Practical tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of theft
Advertisements for: a Belgian bank and the French lottery game Tapis vert
Movie trailer for Claude Lelouch’s film Il y a des jours...et des lunes
Road signs

Programmes:
Au service du public: le téléphone (story designed to introduce France’s telephone system)
Un geste simple(short film about a burglary)

 

Télétexte Demo Tape
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by PICS/Heinle and Heinle; excerpts to accompany chapters 2, 4, 5 and 7 of the text Télétexte: Perspectives sur la France d’aujourd’hui (Ciccone, Meyer).
Approx. 15 minutes

Excerpts:

A1 - “Une du jour”

Economie et travail

Jeu de boules

Francophonie

Interview avec un couple âgé

 

 

Trois heures en France, septembre, 1991
1/2" VHS color videocassette
For high-intermediate to advanced students; one hour: informations politiques, économiques; one hour: informations sportives; one hour: informations culturelles broadcast in September, 1991 by Antenne 2; no accompanying print materials; 3 hours; among the informations included:

Conférence de presse de Mitterrand
Citroën licencie
Dany Carrel
Spécial URSS
Cyclisme - Championnat du monde sur route
Le Pape en Pologne
Bernard Pivot accueille Volker Schlondorff, Lydia Flem, Jean Dieudonné

 

 

L’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Promotional material for the French immersion study programs at LEcole de langue française et de culture québécoise at the University of Québec at Chicoutimi.
Narration in English
8 minutes

 

 

Vidéo France
Three 1/2" VHS color videocassettes (1988)
Filmed entirely on location in France; each 60-minute videocassette features “man-on-the-street”-type interviews with natives and visitors at various locations in France; authentic, everyday language featured; accompanying Instructor’s Manuals provide a complete transcript of each video segment as well as activities presented in black-line master format.

Vidéo #1: Panorama de la France
For advanced-beginning through high- intermediate students; 8 video segments of approx. 7 minutes each; theme of video = exploration of contemporary France; each segment focuses on a city or village: Entrevaux, Saint Tropez, Nice, Mizoën (dans les Alpes), Poitiers, Vézelay, les Arènes de Picasso; interviewer gives historical, cultural and geographical information on each locale and interviews local people and visitors, thus eliciting additional factual information, opinions, feelings, etc.; interviewees are of all ages and walks of life.

Vidéo #2: Profils des Français
For intermediate students; 8 video segments of approx. 7 minutes each, consisting of interviews with French people of all ages and walks of life; subjects interviewed include: a young couple in Paris, a gendarme, a restaurant owner and his wife, a group of schoolchildren in Poitiers, a taxi driver, university students, an Algerian living in France; those interviewed talk about their lives, their interests and their views of the world around them.

Vidéo #3: Optiques: la vie quotidienne
For high-intermediate through advanced students; 8 video segments of approx. 7 minutes each, focusing on a range of issues of immediate concern to the French; topics include: racism, politics, advertising in society, meals, shopping, fashion, the métro, Beaubourg, Palais Royal.

 

Vidéo Vérité
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by PICS in cooperation with Houghton Mifflin Co.; for intermediate students; authentic footage divided into 9 modules on a variety of topics such as immigration and assimilation, gifts and giving, memory and remembrance, family and divorce.
Each module: 3–10 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

 


Weapons of the Spirit
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1989)
Extraordinary story of the French village La Chambon. As Nazi Germany threatens to occupy the town, the villagers decide to take a stand and defend themselves. In a riveting story about human solidarity, the film explores themes of loyalty and nationalism
1 hour 30 minutes

 

The World Says Welcome
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Monterey Institute of International Studies © 1987; a fast-paced, informative video program using real-life interviews with young Americans living and working throughout the world; designed to stimulate interest in foreign language and to provide expert advice on how to prepare for an international career; accompanying materials include: teacher’s guide, counselor’s guide, suggestions for use in classroom and an international careers bibliography.
Approx. 27 minutes