The Teaching Research Nexus: French-Australian Migrant Literature in the First-Year French Classroom

Author: NATALIE EDWARDS AND CHRISTOPHER HOGARTH
The French Australian Review No 70 (Australian Winter 2021): 69-91

This article details the ways in which the authors bring their research into their pedagogical practise. Their research project is entitled ‘Transnational Selves: French Narratives of Migration to Australia’ and aims to discover, analyse and disseminate texts written by migrants in the French language from the nineteenth century to the present day. In this article, they discuss how they incorporate this important French-Australian cultural element into a beginner level language course, reminding students of the history and persistence of French-Australian cultural connections.

Keywords: Pedagogy, first-year language learning, literature in language teaching, migrant writing, travel writing, transnational literature


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