Talenonderwijs aan volwassenen
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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Within a suggestopedic experiment in teaching French to adults at Nijmegen University, material has been developed to meet the suggesto-pedic requirements.These long dialogues, already presented in Levende Talen 366 are now placed within the context of the latest trends in syllabus design. They are cate-gorized as "analytical" as described by Wilkins. Ordening of language takes place on the basis of the criterium marked/unmarked. This criterium takes into account authenticity as described by Breen & Candlin but proves to be ambigous. Another criterium is affect: the language used is systematically chosen in the affective domain. A quantitative lexical analysis of the material proves that it is not very different from commercial material of the same level. The functional/notional model proved not to be adequate for analysis of the material because of the complexity of discourse analysis.Exploitation of the material takes place within a communicative model with much emphasis on affect. The material appears to be satisfactory to the learners. On the other hand, some teachers appear to have difficulties with the analytical model and the length of the dialogues.


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