Instructor: Lynn Higgins, French & Italian Department
Overview: The program Philippe, developed at MIT and published by Yale University Press, is an interactive, multimedia environment intended for second year French curriculum. The French & Italian Department, with support from Computing Services and the Language Resource Center (LRC), will modify Philippe in order to make it part of the Department’s curriculum. This will entail digitizing the 30 minutes of video and placing it on CD-ROM. The SuperCard stack that controls the video will be modified to use the digital video resources. Stations equipped with CD-ROM players will be set up in the Kiewit Instructional Center and the Language Resource Center. Initially, Philippe will be used in French 8, a course that combines practice in the active use of the language with an introduction to major aspects of French society. This project is being done in collaboration with MIT and Yale University Press.