Language is said to be the fulcrum of human development as well as instruments for unification of people and nations. This probably explains why Nigeria declared French as the nation's second official language. However, the teaching of French language cannot be effective without the use of teaching aids. The use of teaching aids in the teaching process is very imperative. Teaching aids help to pass the French language barrier and get right to the heart of meaning. This can be only possible through the use of relevant teaching aids, conducive classroom environment, class control and good medium of communication between teachers and students. The aim of this paper is to encourage teachers not to wait for the ideal materials to be made available but rather to investigate materials presently available, make substitute for non-available materials and use them to their fullest extent. It therefore examines how to choose or select, prepare and effectively handle teaching aids. It concluded that Nigerian schools administration should make provisions for teaching aids so that teachers can enhance effective teaching of French in order for Nigeria to interact effectively with francophone countries locally and internationally.
Paul Babatunde Iluromi, Federal College of Education, Nigeria
Stream: Humanities - Teaching and Learning
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