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Vis-�-Vis Beginning French

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ISBN-10: 0073289450

ISBN-13: 9780073289458

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Evelyne Amon, Judith A. Muyskens, Alice Omaggio Hadley, Alice Omaggio Hadley

List price: $92.50
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The fourth edition of Vis-a -vis continues the excitement of the innovative third edition with an expanded emphasis on the Francophone world in both the print and media supplements. In the textbook, the new Blog section (which appears in the middle of each chapter) features contemporary language and French and Francophone culture presented in the personal blogs of four characters with different Francophone backgrounds, followed by commentaries by French-speakers from all over the world. Blogs, which are online personal journals, have become hugely popular around the world, and particularly in France where there are approximately three million blogs in existence today. Our new Video Program, filmed specifically for this fourth edition of Vis-a -vis, builds on the stories of each character while serving to support and expand upon the linguistic and cultural content of the chapter as a whole. The Bienvenue dans le monde francophone feature that recurs after every four chapters in the textbook has been broadened to include Louisiana, Morocco, Switzerland, and Tahiti. Minor changes have been made to the scope and sequence. The overall goal of the revision remains the same as that of the third edition: to promote a balanced four-skills approach to learning French through a wide variety of listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities, while introducing students to the richness and diversity of the Francophone world. A beautiful new contemporary design gives Vis-a -vis an appealing look, inspired by real-life personal blogs that are unique and visually stunning.
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Book details

List price: $92.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 469
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Evelyne Amon studied at the Universit� de Paris-Sorbonne. She holds a DEA in modern literature, a Dipl�me de didactique des langues in French as a second language, and a CAPES in modern literature. She has taught French language and literature at the secondary and college levels, and for many years has led a training seminar in Switzerland for professors on advances in methodology and pedagogy. Lately, she has conducted several training sessions in teaching French as a second language for teachers at the French Institute Alliance Fran�aise (FIAF) in New York. As an author, she has written many reference volumes, textbooks, and academic studies for French publishers such as Larousse, Hatier, Magnard, and Bordas, and she is currently working on a project for Hachette. She is the author of the McGraw-Hill French reader C’est la vie! and has written for successive editions of Vis-�-vis. She lives in Paris and New York.

Judith A. Muyskens, Ph.D., Ohio State University, is Provost and Professor of French at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She was recently a Professor of Humanities at Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire, where she served as Vice President for Advancement. She continues to teach French language courses when time allows, especially first- and second-year language classes. For many years, she taught courses in methodology and French language and culture and supervised teaching assistants at the University of Cincinnati. She has contributed to various professional publications, including the Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and the ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series. She is a coauthor of several other French textbooks, including Rendez-vous: An Invitation to French and � vous d'�crire.