When we learn a language, we learn more than a code, rules and series of words, but also a way to be and a culture. All these languages have several levels, but all have a different relation to it. In the case of french, we can speak about two levels: formal speech and informal speech. In this abstract, we will discuss about the caracteristics of both speeches, why and how the french teacher must use them in class.
This article aims to present how the press can be a useful resource in french lessons. The goal is to demonstrate that newspapers’ articles can be a great tool for teaching and what are their advantages. This extract is in two parts, the first one explains what the press can bring to courses of french for foreigners and the second proposes ideas and leads for how to exploit the press.