Vous! The Global French Experience

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-02-12
  • Publisher: Heinle
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Incorporating the most successful theories of second language acquisition, ? 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 ? vous! program's innovative and comprehensive introduction to French language and culture encourages students 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 ? 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.

Table of Contents

Je suis comme je suis
Qui es-tu? Vocabulary: Basic conversations
Making plans Structures: Tu vs. vous
The alphabet
Numbers 0-30 Culture: Greetings and goodbyes in Francophone countries
Universities in France
Je suis... Vocabulary: Describing yourself and others
Sports and leisure activities Structures: The verb ?tre
The verb avoir
Adjective agreement
Regular -er verbs
Definite articles Culture: Portrait of some French and Francophone speakers
Is there a "typical" French person?
Ma famille et mes amis Vocabulary: Daily activities
Family members
Days of the week and months of the year Structures: Regular and stem-changing -er verbs
Yes/no questions
Indefinite articles
Professions and indefinite articles
Possessive adjectives;On and il y a
Numbers 31-60 Culture: The French and their pets
Mother's Day in the Central African Republic
Mon appartement Vocabulary: Describing an apartment or house
Household chores
the weather Structures: The near future
The verb aller
contractions with?
Numbers 61-1,000,000
Regular -ir verbs
Prepositions and contractions with definite articles
Adjectives of color
The verb faire Culture: Housing in Francophone Europe
Winter in Qu?bec Mise en pratique, Unit? 1: La Wallonie
Ma vie d'aujourd'hui et d'hier
Ma ville Vocabulary: Specialty shops
Public transportation
Giving directions Structures: Regular -re verbs
Partitive articles and expressions of quantity
The verbs mettre, porter, and essayer
The pronouns y and en
The verbs prendre, comprendre, and apprendre
Telling time
Giving commands Culture: Brasserie
French supermarkets
Mes go?ts gastronomiques Vocabulary: Expressions with avoir
eating at a restaurant
Table settings Structures: The verbs vouloir and boire
review of the partitive
The verbs devoir and pouvoir;The comparative
The superlative Culture: French bread and cheese
Eating in Africa
Les infos qui m'entourent Vocabulary: The media
Events in our lives Structures: Pass? compos? with avoir;Negative and interrogative of the pass? compos?
Pass? compos? with ?tre
Interrogative pronoun quel
Pass? compos? with y, en, and adverbs
The verbs lire, dire, ?crier Culture: French television
Newspapers and radio in Senegal
Mes relations amoureuses et amicales Vocabulary: Daily routines
Romantic and friendly relationships
Cars and driving
Personal relationships Structures: Present tense of reflexive verbs
Reflexive verbs in the near future
Reciprocal verbs
Negations: ne...plus, ne jamais, ne...rien, ne...personne
Pass? compos? of reflexive and reciprocal verbs
The verbs conduire and rouler
the verbs quitter, partir, and sortir Culture: A Moroccan wedding;Interracial and intercultural marriage in France
Mise en pratique, Unit? 2: La Provence
Ma place dans le monde
Quand j'?tais adolescent(e)... Vocabulary: Schools
Concerns of adolescents
Child-rearing Structure: Formation and uses of the imperfect tense
The imperfect with y and en
Interrogative pronouns
forming questions in the imperfect Culture: French teenagers and their parents
Problems of adolescents in Francophone countries
Mon boulot Vocabulary: Work Structure: Imperfect versus pass? compos?
Imperfect and pass? compos? to express point of view Culture: Working conditions in the Francophone world
Women in the workplace in the Francophone world
Mes achats Vocabulary: More stores and businesses
Banking and personal finances Structure: Direct object pronouns
Direct object pronouns in commands
Past participle agreement
Indirect object pronouns
Combining pronouns in a sentence Culture: The euro
Shopping in Burkina Faso
Mes r?ves Vocabulary: Parts of the body
Emotions Structure: Indefinite and definite articles with parts of the body
The conditional tense Culture: The French and body image
French advertisements Mise en pratique, Unit? 3: La Tunisie
Ma vie de demain
Ma vie branch?e! Vocabulary: Modern technology
Extreme sports and other hobbies Structure: The verbs conna?tre and savoir,The future tense Culture: The Minitel, The Internet in Africa
Je suis en forme! Vocabulary: Fitness and exercise
Sports and physical activities Structure: The present subjunctive
The subjunctive of irregular verbs
Subjunctive vs. infinitives
Disjunctive pronouns Culture: How the French attain well-being
The French and soccer
Ma sant? Vocabulary: Internal organs
medical remedies
dieting Structure: The subjunctive with expressions of emotion and volition
The subjunctive with expressions of judgment and doubt Culture: Health care in France
The "crise de foie"
Mes voyages et mes souvenirs Vocabulary: Travel by train and plane
Making hotel reservations
tourist activities Structure: Prepositions used with continents, countries and cities
The verbs se souvenir de and se rappeler de
Relative pronouns qui and que
Relative pronouns dont and o? Culture: The French and wine
The expression "Je me souviens" in Qu?bec Mise en pratique, Unit? 4: Le Qu?bec
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