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Jouer pour communiquer : l’utilisation du jeu en classe de FLE au Brésil pour favoriser l’expression orale

Abstract : The theme of this research is the use of games in French as a foreign language classes to motivate students and encourage their oral production. Thus, this work introduces both the challenges and the benefits of using games from the perspective of communication in a foreign language. The central assumption is that this playful and original format can significantly reduce students' linguistic anxieties and facilitate their speech in the classroom. To this end, the research was carried out within three classes of French as a foreign language in Brazil, at the Centro de Línguas e Interculturalidade (CELIN) affiliated with the Federal University of Paraná. In order to be able to analyze the differences in the impacts of games on classes of different levels, although the classes were all intermediate, they were divided into levels 1, 2 and 3 (varying from more basic to more advanced). The research method chosen was plural: on the one hand, we have almost identical questionnaires filled in at the beginning and end of the semester by the students, to see the difference in opinions about their confidence in French speaking. On the other hand, we have the analysis of recording sessions of the use of games in the classroom. In the end, we identified that the game is more motivating for students than any other activity of more traditional character. However, the motivating factor seems to depend very strongly on the type of game, the cohesion of the class group and the personal preferences of the students. To conclude, it seems that the research should be extended to a much larger sample of classes to derive real conclusions on how to use games.
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Sandra Mulnet. Jouer pour communiquer : l’utilisation du jeu en classe de FLE au Brésil pour favoriser l’expression orale. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2019. ⟨dumas-02391314⟩

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