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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Le Point du FLE

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 5 stars
Effectiveness: 4.5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Nov 06, 2004 by World Languages Editorial Board
Overview: Le Point du FLE is a beautifully designed metasite that catalogs links to
numerous useful sites for teachers and learners of French language, French
history, and French culture. It contains links to self-correcting exercises
for learners of the French language. Links are selected based on the following
criteria: exercises must be self-correcting, self-contained, of good technical
quality, free of intrusive publicity, and free to use. There are audio, video
and text-based materials.

Learning Goals: Le Point du FLE will help learners of French to enhance their knowledge of the
French language.Students can meet learning objectives in listening, speaking,
reading, writing and culture
Target Student Population: Learners of French at any level.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Prerequisite skills will vary with exercises.
Type of Material: Collection;Drilland Practice;Tutorial
Recommended Uses: For self-directed learning, distance learning and to reinforce classroom work.
Technical Requirements:

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: This is an intelligent cataloging of key sites for learners of French language
and culture. Learning activities and informational resources are arranged by
category for easy access. The links have all been carefully considered and are
all of the highest aesthetic and pedagogical quality.
Concerns:

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: Instructors can make tremendous use of these materials links. The system of
cataloging makes access to appropriate materials straightforward and efficient.
As a site and set of tools for previewing the range of instructional materials
options for the teaching of French language and culture, it is an excellent one.
Distance learners can find a wealth of materials for reinforcement of key
concepts and explanation of difficult grammar points. The cultural objects that
have been chosen are particularly useful and motivating. Teachers should not
miss the Chansons category, with many complete songs of all styles and
accompanying lyrics.It is noteworthy that the author has selected materials that
address the needs of a variety of learning styles- visual, auditory, sequential
and reflective.

Concerns:

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Both teachers and students will find the layout of this site user friendly. It
is both aesthetically appealing, and intuitive.The use of icons for the type of
skill featured in a particular learning material is effective. Navigation is
consistent and clear.
The major challenge for a portal site is always the maintenance of links, but
this site does a superlative job. The What's new spot on the home page and
the translation of the introduction into a variety of languages are useful
features.

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