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Je parle français... un peu

Foundations in Beginning French (Revised First Edition)
By Dierdre Wolownick
©2015, 686 pages

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    Je parle francais... un peu: Foundations in Beginning French teaches beginning French in a simple, clear, effective way. Many language textbooks focus solely on grammar, and are exclusively academic in focus. This engaging, interactive textbook makes students comfortable speaking and interacting in the target language, and puts them in charge of their own learning.

    Based on the premise that students best learn a language by using it to communicate with others rather than relying on technology, Je parle francais... un peu purposely steers students away from CDs, DVDs, and frenetic on-line learning. Instead, the book provides numerous opportunities for students to speak and converse with each other through a variety of activities, such as dialogues, stories, cultural readings, tongue-twisters, word games, and famous quotes. Also included are les Conversations françaises, which are in-class skits that encourage students to have fun and experiment with the language without feeling intimidated by the need to be grammatically perfect.

    The book is concise, containing only the amount of material that can be covered in a one-semester course. Tear-out worksheets are built into the text, which are perfect for homework assignments or additional practice, thus making it unnecessary to buy a supplemental workbook for the course. The tone of the book is un-intimidating, and conversational. The ten chapters of the book teach the language through high-interest topics including college life and personal technology.

    Extensively class-tested, the material in Je parle francais... un peu gives students what they need to successfully master written and spoken French at the beginning level.

    Je parle francais... un peu is written for French 1 and 2 at the community college or lower division university level. It can also be used in Beginning French at the high school level.
    The Second Edition will be published Fall 2019. ISBN: 978-1-5165-3741-9

    Dierdre Wolownick is Professor of French, Spanish, and ESL/EFL at American River College, Sacramento, CA. Since 1971, she has taught five foreign languages to students of all ages in New York, France, California, and Japan. Her credentials include an M.A. in French and B.A. in Romance Languages/Secondary Education (Queens College, CUNY), a D.U.E.L. (l’Université de Reims, France), a Certificate in TESOL (UCLA), and many years evaluating international essays for Educational Testing Service. Having learned eight languages, Professor Wolownick knows what one needs to know in order to acquire language.
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    Cognella Active Learning is available for this title! Adopting instructors can provide students with dynamic online learning activities that reinforce key concepts from the text, provide engaging educational experiences, and support various learning styles.

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    The Cognella Active Learning content for Je parle français... un peu: Foundations in Beginning French includes:

    • 29 videos and interactive flashcards to help students learn conversational French in different settings
    • 183 French to English quizzes that asks students to translate various vocabulary terms (includes an alternate quiz version with English to French questions)
    • 90 fill-in-the-blank questions that asks students to translate English terms, phrases, or sentences into French
    • 10 conjugation activities that asks students to conjugate verbs, singular and plural from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person
    • 15 instructor-graded questions that allow students to practice writing in complete French sentences
    • 16 multiple choice questions
    • 1 matching question
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