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.
Type of Material:
For self-directed learning, distance learning and to reinforce classroom work.
Identify Major 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.
Evaluation and Observation
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.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
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.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
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.