n French Studies in Southern Africa - Curriculum, enseignement/apprentissage du français : vers un espace commun de recherche

Volume 2018 Number 48
  • ISSN : 0259-0247


Over the past two decades, the teaching and learning of French has been the subject of major curriculum reforms in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. This is particularly the case in South Africa, Comoros, Madagascar and Seychelles, the countries involved in the research programme Curriculum, Multilingual Contextualisation and Teacher Training (CCPFE-CMCTT-AUF, Indian Ocean Regional Directorate – DROI). However, given the educational and sociolinguistic situations in these four countries, on the one hand, the question arises whether there is room for a management continuum between the evolving statuses of this language: French as a mother tongue (FLM), French as a second language (FSL), French as a foreign language (FFL). On the other hand, what links can be established with other languages in the fields of education training and research, given the constraining dynamics of globalisation? This is the twofold problem addressed in this paper with a view to formulating recommendations for better management of the world's languages-cultures in this geographic zone under (re-)construction.

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