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Slideshow: Authentic, Intercultural, Professional Communication in Prof. Janet Caulkins' French 313

March 24, 2009 by Janet Caulkins

Students enrolled in French 313: Professional Communication and Culture in the Francophone World had a once in a lifetime experience when their professor Janet Caulkins introduced them to Dr. Pascal Baudry. Baudry is author of Français et Américains, l’autre rive, an influential text on culture and communication. Using a transatlantic video connection, he welcomed the students into a castle in the Loire Valley where they practiced their French communication skills and had a lively discussion about French Culture.

This slideshow illustrates how Professor Caulkins uses simple tools to bring authentic voices into the classroom, provide students with opportunities to apply their skills, and bring course content to life with compelling and challenging cross-cultural experiences.

Start Slideshow: Authentic, Intercultural, Professional Communication

Slideshow text: Professor Janet Caulkins, UW-Madison Department of French and Italian.
Photographs: Pascal Baudry, David Macasaet and Natalia Swerchowsky.
Instructional Technology Support: Brian Deith, Doug Worsham, Sara Ziemendorf

Technology setup: Laptop computer, Skype, Blue Snowball Microphone
PDF version of slideshow: Pascal Baudry Slideshow (PDF)

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