The Department of Humanities will host two professional training sessions financed and co-sponsored by the French Embassy in Washington, DC. The purpose of these workshops is to provide practical training in curriculum and teacher preparation for French for Science and Technology classes and French for the Medical Professions.
These training sessions will also certify universities offering the Professional French Language Diploma–Science and Technology and the Professional French Language Diploma–Healthcare.
An instructor from the Paris International Chamber of Commerce, Alexandra Crendal, will teach the training sessions (May 18-22 for French for Science and Technology classes; May 25-29 for French for the Medical Professions) for a total of 42 faculty members from throughout the United States, structured as follows:
- Distinguishing the specificities of FLE (French as a Foreign Language) and FOS (French for Specific Purposes).
- Implementing FOS.
- Elaboration of a French for Science and Technology/Medical framework.
- Designing educational activities using authentic documents.
- Assessing students for French for Science and Technology/Medical framework curriculum.