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ISBN-10: 0618772464

ISBN-13: 9780618772469

Edition: 2008

Authors: Theresa A. Antes, Véronique Anover

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Incorporating the most successful theories of second language acquisition, "a vous!" offers both inductive and deductive grammar presentations, along with practical vocabulary and rich coverage of French and Francophone cultures. The five skills and the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning are integrated into each chapter, with special emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons. The "a vous!" program's innovative and comprehensive introduction to French language and culture, integrates the five skills--listening, speaking, writing, reading, and culture--with the five senses. Students are encouraged to link an analytical approach to studying the French language with a personal, sensorial experience, much as they would encounter in the French-speaking countries of the world. They are given the opportunity to explore the varied cultures represented by the French language and the delightful flavors of French and Francophone cuisine through recipes presented in the textbook and in the video. Realia, featured throughout the "a vous!" program, provide a visual approach to culture, while audio and video clips of native speakers expose students to the various accents and dialectical differences within the Francophone world.Inductive grammar presentations combined with deductive explanations encourage students to first build comprehension skills and then work through a deductive process, complete with consciousness-raising activities and practice that ranges from mechanical to open-ended.Dialogues preceding each vocabulary section introduce new words in contexts that are realistic, engaging, and meaningful to students."Verifiez votre comprehension" boxed sections concluding eachgrammar presentation offer self-correcting thought-provoking questions to help students determine whether they have understood the grammar explanation and if they can find instances of the grammar in context.Integrated culture coverage invites students to examine the French-speaking world from another's point of view, compare that world to their own culture, and then complete related activities that focus on various Francophone cultures.Process approach to all skills guides students through the material with consistent recycling of vocabulary and grammar; pre-, during-, and post-reading activities that promote solid writing; and strong reading comprehension support.Communicative activities and tasks encourage students to interact through interviews, debates, and role-plays that culminate in a follow-up task designed for total student participation."Mise en pratique" review section invites students to experience the Francophone world through a rich variety of media and authentic readings, to demonstrate their proficiency of the chapter material, and to carry out self-assessment activities."Le francais pour quoi faire" in the "Mise en pratique" section helps students understand the importance of studying French and highlights possible future uses of French outside of the classroom.
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List price: $128.36
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Binding: Compact Disc 
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Preliminary Contents Uniteacute; 1: Je suis comme je suis
Qui es-tu? Vocabulary: Basic conversations; Making plans Structures: The alphabet;Tuvs.vous; Numbers 0–30 Culture: Greetings and goodbyes in Francophone countries; Universities in France
Je suis... Vocabulary: Describing yourself and others; More greetings; Formulating questions; Leisure activities Structures:Etreandavoir; Negation; Noun and adjective agreement; Regular-erverbs; Definite articles Culture: A portrait of the French and Francophones
Ma famille et mes amis Vocabulary: Daily activities; Describing family members and pets; Days of the week; Months of the year Structures: Regular and irregular-erverbs; Questions withest-ceandn'est-ce pas; Indefinite articles; Possessive adjectives;Onandil y a; Numbers 31–60 Culture: The French and their pets; Mother's Day in Central Africa
Mon appartement Vocabulary: Describing an apartment or house; How to run errands; How to talk about the weather Structures: The near future; The verballer; The pronouny; Regular and irregular-irverbs; Prepositions and contractions with definite articles; Adjectives of color; The verbfaire Culture: Housing in the U.S. and France; Winter in Queacute;bec Mise en pratique, Uniteacute; 1: La Wallonie Uniteacute; 2: Ma vie d'aujourd'hui et d'hier
Ma ville Vocabulary: Stores and other places in a city; Food items; Clothing; The time; Means of transportation; Giving directions Structures: Regular-reverbs; Partitive articles and expressions of quantity; The verbsmettre, porter,andessayer; The pronouny; The verbsprendre, comprendre,andapprendre; Telling time; Giving commands Culture: Pedestrian streets in France; Having a drink at abrasserie; Getting around Paris and Tours; Grocery shopping in France; The French and fashion
Mes goucirc;ts gastronomiques Vocabulary: Eating out at a restaurant; Expressing likes and dislikes; Expressions withavoir;Foods; Utensils used at the table Structures: The verbsvouloir, devoir, pouvoirandboire; Partitive articles (de la, du, des) and expressions of quantity; Comparatives and superlatives Culture: French table manners; Types of bread and cheeses
Les infos qui m'entourent Vocabulary: The media; Current events Structures:Passeacute; composeacute;withavoirandecirc;tre; Negating thepasseacute; compose; Review of pronounsyanden; Placement of adverbs Culture: Popular print media in Africa; Francophone TV; Francophone radio stations
Mes relations amoureuses et amicales Vocabulary: Expressing emotions; Daily routines; Expressions related to marriage and divorce Structures: Reflexive/reciprocal verbs in the present andpasseacute; compose;, ne jamais, ne...rien, ne...personne; Partir, sortirandquitterin the present andpasseacute; composeacute; Culture: Interracial and intercultural marriages; A Francophone wedding Mise en pratique, Uniteacute; 2: La Provence Uniteacute; 3: Ma place dans le monde
Quand j'eacute;tais adolescent(e)... Vocabulary: Schools; Concerns of adolescents; Child-rearing Structure: Formation and uses of theimparfait; Imparfaitwithyanden; Forming questions using theimparfait Culture: Problems of adolescents in Francophone countries; Teenagers and their parents in France
Mon boulot Vocabulary: Talking on the phone; Looking for a
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