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Description For courses in intermediate French which draw on the use of feature films to provide cultural, real world language skills, high interest for students, and topics for discussion. Features ~Provide 2nd-year undergraduate French professors with a French language and culture textbook which integrates the study of language and culture with the study of films. ~Provide contextualized and structured pre-/post-viewing activities which maximize student comprehension of the films. ~Increase language proficiency through review of 1st-year grammar structures and vocabulary and through the progressive acquisition of 2nd year vocabulary and grammar structures necessary for the successful communication of ideas and opinions about the films. ~Break-down cultural barriers through the study of contemporary films. ~Increase student interest in French courses by integrating contemporary films that generate a greater appreciation of French culture, music, etc. Market Designed for the full second year course in French which draws on film to motivate students as well as provide culture, a source of real spoken French, and topics for discussion. Also appropriate for the fourth year of high school French in prep and other private schools and AP French language courses.
Kerri Conditto has taught and studied language in the United States and France. She is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages at Tufts University and the author of Cinephile: Intermediate French Language and Culture through Film, published by Focus Publishing.