Vis-à-vis: Beginning French (Student Edition)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The fourth edition ofVis-a-viscontinues 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 newBlogsection (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 newVideo Program, filmed specifically for this fourth edition ofVis-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. TheBienvenue dans le monde francophonefeature 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 givesVis-a-visan appealing look, inspired by real-life personal blogs that are unique and visually stunning.

Table of Contents

Bienvenue agrave; Vis-agrave;-vis Les blogeurs Les commentateurs Bienvenue en France
Une nouvelle aventure Paroles (Leccedil;on 1) Les bonnes maniegrave;res L'alphabet franccedil;ais; les accents Les mots apparenteacute;s Paroles (Leccedil;on 2)
Les nombres de
agrave; 60
Quel jour sommes-nous?
Quelle est la date d'aujourd'hui? Le blog de Leacute;a Reportage Bisous! Structures (Leccedil;on 3)
Dans la salle de classe
Les articles indeacute;finis (un, une, des) Identifiying people, places, and things Perspectives (Leccedil;on 4) Lecture Publiciteacute;s Avant de lire Recognizing cognates Eacute;criture Agrave; l'eacute;coute sur Internet Les bonnes maniegrave;res Le videacute;oblog de Leacute;a [video]
Nous, les eacute;tudiants Paroles (Leccedil;on 1) Les lieux Les matiegrave;res Les pays et les nationaliteacute;s Les distractions Structures (Leccedil;on 2)
Les articles deacute;finis (le, la, les)
Les verbes reacute;guliers en ndash;er Le blog de Leacute;a Reportage Quartier latin: le quartier geacute;neacute;ral des eacute;tudiants Structures (Leccedil;on 3)
Le verbe ecirc;tre
La neacute;gation ne . . . pas Perspectives (Leccedil;on 4) Avant de lire Predicting from context Lecture Eacute;tudier le franccedil;ais agrave; Queacute;bec, bien sucirc;r ! Eacute;criture Agrave; l'eacute;coute sur Internet Les eacute;tudiants eacute;trangers Le videacute;oblog de Leacute;a [video]
Ils ont l'air chic! Paroles (Leccedil;on 1) Quatre personnaliteacute;s diffeacute;rentes Les vecirc;tements et les couleurs Les amis d'Anne et de Ceacute;line Structures (Leccedil;on 2)
Le verbe avoir
Les adjectifs qualificatifs Le blog de Leacute;a Reportage Dis-moi ougrave; tu t'habilles Structures (Leccedil;on 3)
Les questions agrave; reacute;ponse affirmative ou neacute;gative
Les preacute;positions agrave; et de Perspectives (Leccedil;on 4) Avant de lire Gaining confidence in your reading skills Lecture La houte couture: Paris: capitale de la mode Eacute;criture Agrave; l'eacute;coute sur Internet Mon meilleur copain Le videacute;oblog de Leacute;a [video]
Agrave; la maison Paroles (Leccedil;on 1) Christine, Michel et la voiture Deux chambres d'eacute;tudiants Structures (Leccedil;on 2)
Les articles indeacute;finis apregrave;s ne... pas
Les mots interrogatifs Le blog de Leacute;a Reportage Montreacute;al: Vivre en franccedil;ais Structures (Leccedil;on 3)
Les verbes en ndash;ir
La place de l'adjectif qualificatif Perspectives (Leccedil;on 4) Avant de lire Predicting content from titles Lecture Avantages et deacute;savantages de la colocation Eacute;criture Agrave; l'eacute;coute! Chambre agrave; louer Le videacute;oblog de Leacute;a [video] Bienvenue en Ameacute;rique du Nord [cultural readings and video]
De geacute;neacute;ration en geacute;neacute;ration Paroles (Leccedil;on 1) Trois geacute;neacute;rations d'une famille Chez les Chabrier Quel temps fait-il? Structures (Leccedil;on 2)
Les adjectifs possessifs Expressing possession
Le verbe aller et le futur proche Le
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