Personnages is an intermediate French text that features a learner-centered, four-skills approach with a strong emphasis on oral communication. Students are exposed to the language and culture of the French-speaking world through features that present characters interacting in different Francophone settings. A revised full-color design makes the text organization easier to follow, enhances its visual appeal, and dramatizes its cultural material. The scope and sequence have been revised to make the amount of grammar presented in each chapter more manageable for students to learn. Culture is an integral part of what students learn and practice while using the text, which examines Francophone culture by highlighting 10 different French-speaking areas around the world.
MAIS OUI! has been upgraded to an ENHANCED fourth edition. MAIS OUI is now completely integrated with its very own iLrn: Heinle Learning Center course (an all-in-one online solution for the introductory French course). The MAIS OUI! iLrn will provide students with everything they need to master the skills and concepts of introductory French. The dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment includes an audio-enhanced eBook with integrated activities, companion videos, an interactive voiceboard, an online workbook and lab manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, diagnostic activities that generate a personalized study plan for each student, and access to a variety of online tutorial services. MAIS OUI!’s success was founded on its unique guided approach that engages students in the discovery of the French language and Francophone cultures. Through its proven methodology that entails thinking then observing and inferring and finally confirming, the program skillfully encourages students to discover for themselves how the language works. Multiple layers of meaning are uncovered and, as a result, students develop critical-thinking skills that empower them to take control of their own learning. What they acquire in this manner is stored in long-term memory, moving students more rapidly through the material and facilitating faster development of proficiency. In the ENHANCED fourth edition, the integration of iLrn: Heinle Learning Center enhances this active-learning approach. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Encore Tricolore nouvelle edition builds on the success of Encore Tricolore and Tricolore. The new edition is exactly the right level for middle to high ability. The course now incorporates new features to bring it in line with the revised GCSE and Standard Grade specifications.
Since it was first published, French in Action: A Beginning Course in Language and Culture--The Capretz Method has been widely recognized in the field as a model for video-based foreign-language instructional materials. The third edition, revised by Pierre Capretz and Barry Lydgate, includes new, contemporary illustrations throughout and, in the Documents section of each lesson, more-relevant information for today's students. A completely new feature is a journal by the popular character Marie-Laure, who observes and comments humorously on the political, cultural, and technological changes in the world between 1985 and today. The new edition also incorporates more content about the entire Francophone world. In use by hundreds of colleges, universities, and high schools, French in Action remains a powerful educational resource that this third edition updates for a new generation of learners. Part 2 gives students at the intermediate level the tools they need to communicate effectively in French and to understand and appreciate French and Francophone cultures.