THE PLACE OF VARIATION IN TEACHING OF FRENCH AS SECOND LANGUAGE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF BUEA IN CAMEROON
[LA PLACE DE LA VARIATION DANS L’ENSEIGNEMENT DU FLE A L’UNIVERSITE DE BUEA AU CAMEROUN]
C. M. Gisele Piebop
Although an Anglo-Saxon university, the University of Buea is set apart by the practice and teaching of French in order to match with the individual and official bilingualism promoted by Cameroon. However, the French which is provided to non-native French speaking students in particular does not reflect endogenous standards. Fact that often confuses and discourages learners in the learning process. In other words, this study seeks to show that the extremely standardize variety prescribed for the teaching of French as foreign language seriously undermines the quality and effectiveness of teaching in a highly multi-lingual and multi-cultural country like Cameroon. This is why it is required to re-orientate the current syllabus and teaching methods on variation, in order to efficiently achieve the objectives sought by this course.
French as foreign language, variation, standard, cultures, practices