Talk:Learning the basics of French

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Vidéo scène[edit]

Each leçon should open with a vidèo scène of which the dialogue is a transcript.--Elatanatari 18:05, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Order[edit]

Tu or Vous first?--Elatanatari 00:13, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Hands-on learning?[edit]

How can we make this content more interactive/hands-on? It is terribly similar to content at Wikibooks right now. We really need to resurrect it to a Wikiversity level. The Jade Knight 02:59, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

I agree.Elatanatari 21:52, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Learning by doing and Learning to learn a wiki way may be excellent resources to help get us started. The Jade Knight 01:11, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
It's a bit strange having a beginner's course in a University. They do exist, but most University French students are studying translation, business French, French literature and so on. Why not begin with that? 86.131.31.11 03:37, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
This isn't terribly different from the French that is taught at my university. Literature isn't really taught until the fourth semester. However, we do need more "hands-on" material, and we certainly could use some stuff designed for more advanced students. Would you like to register and help out? The Jade Knight 04:31, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Hello, I agree with the majority, but in that case I suppose we have to know what do you exactly mean by << a Wikiversity level >>. I mean, what sort of course(s) do you expect ? Translation ? French Civilization ? And I have a question. For example, in France, at university, when you're studying English, courses are written in English. Is it the same in the U.S, U.K etc for people who are studying French ? Courses are written in French ? Poulpette15:25, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
It depends on the course. There are "immersion" courses that are taught entirely in French - i.e., the professor speaks French throughout lectures and the books, course materials, etc. are entirely in French. There are also translation (literature) and professional (business) courses. Typically the immersion courses have a video portion with an accompanying dialogue (actually, not a dialogue per se, as there are generally more than 2 characters). Obviously it would be a difficult task to produce GFDL videos for use in the Wikiversity courses. It might be easier to produce audio-only materials, with an accompanying dialogue... but videos would be better. Unlike science courses, language courses cannot rely solely on visual learning (i.e. text and images). Well, they can, but they'd be pretty lousy if they did. In any case, someone needs to take up this project and invest a great deal of time in it. 96.237.70.29 23:26, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
At the moment, Wikipedia offers far more materials for learning French than Wikiversity does. One might start there, and move useful materials here. Grammar lessons are certainly a part of any good French education, and Wikipedia has plenty of those. Oh yeah, and Wiktionary - that's a good resource as well. 96.237.70.29 23:30, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

What is the difference: "Learning the basics of French" in Wikiversity and the French course in Wikibooks??[edit]

Could somebody explain me what is the difference between "Learning the basics of French" in Wikiversity and the French course in Wikibooks?? Thank you for an answer. -- 84.132.118.54 18:03, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Right now there's little difference. The goal is to make Wikiversity a lot more interactive than Wikibooks, however. Do you have any suggestions? The Jade Knight 09:09, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
I guess the IP meant this: b:French ?
Well we can do actually anything here, e.g. create quizzes, create audio/video files (which we then upload to commons so all projects can use them), bring people to the French language department at the French-language Wikiversity: fr:Département:Français langue étrangère, tell people that there exists the French Wikiversity chat: fr:Wikiversité:IRC #wikiversity-fr - click here to go there now, ...----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 14:28, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Participants[edit]

Why is this using a different list of participants than the French stream? What is the purpose of the participants list here? The Jade Knight (d'viser) 06:35, 21 November 2008 (UTC)


Orphan[edit]

Learning the basics of French/Simple grammar rules --Sigma 7 06:04, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Cleanup - title capitalization[edit]

I noticed a capitalization difference between some pages, making it difficult to properly place Learning the basics of French/Introducing yourself/Exercises from it's original name Learning the Basics of French/Lesson:Introducing Yourself/Exercises. Since there appeared to be capitalization changed going in both directions, I think we should at least agree on a naming standard for this resource set. --Sigma 7 20:59, 5 February 2009 (UTC)