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Since it was first published, French in Action: A Beginning Course in Language and Culture--The Capretz Method has been widely recognized in the field as a model for video-based foreign-language instructional materials. A completely new feature is a journal by the popular character Marie-Laure, who observes and humorously comments on the political, cultural, and technological changes in the world between 1985 and today. The new edition also incorporates more content about the entire Francophone world. In use by hundreds of colleges, universities, and high schools, French in Action remains a powerful educational resource, and the third edition updates the course for a new generation of learners.
This textbook includes all 13 chapters of Français Interactif. It accompanies www.laits.utexas.edu/fi, the web-based French program developed and in use at the University of Texas since 2004, and its companion site, Tex's French Grammar (2000) www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/. Français Interactif is an open access site, a free and open multimedia resource, which requires neither password nor fees.
"Parlez-vous français?" Filmed in the south of France, this lively six-part series covers all of the practical essentials of contemporary conversational French while spotlighting cultural aspects of the country. Each program uses a diverse group of speakers talking in a wide range of real-world contexts to encourage beginners to speak up—and to have fun doing it. A BBC Production. French and English, 6-part series, 16 minutes each.
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It's time for a new approach to learning French verbs. Unlike popular verb guides that require the rote memorization of hundreds of verb forms, this book clearly explains the rules that govern the conjugation of all classes of French verbs--especially the irregular ones that give second-language learners the most trouble. These straightforward, easy-to-understand rules for conjugating French verbs are effective learning tools for both beginning students and more advanced speakers who want to perfect their usage of French verb forms.
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