French in Action

Author: Pierre J. Capretz
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300176117
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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. The third edition, revised by Pierre Capretz and Barry Lydgate, includes new, contemporary illustrations throughout and, in the Documents section of each lesson, more-relevant information for today's students. A completely new feature is a journal by the popular character Marie-Laure, who observes and comments humorously 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 that this third edition updates for a new generation of learners. Part 2 gives students at the intermediate level the tools they need to communicate effectively in French and to understand and appreciate French and Francophone cultures.

French in Action

Author: Pierre J. Capretz
ISBN: 0300072678
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A beginning course in language and culture.

Variations Stylistiques

Author: Diane M. Dansereau
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300198461
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This advanced level course book teaches stylistic variations of modern French grammar using examples from films and interviews as well as other authentic texts. Written entirely in French, it focuses on the most difficult grammar points and their usage, rather than on their formation. Variations stylistiques includes an abundance of oral and written exercises that are practical, relevant, creative, and fun, encouraging students to use the grammar in meaningful contexts. By highlighting the many linguistic variants employed by native speakers, Dansereau provides an engaging alternative to traditional French grammar textbooks. An ancillary Web site features quizzes and other valuable resources for instructors.

The Bonjour Effect

Author: Julie Barlow
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250102447
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Travel

Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In The Bonjour Effect Jean-Benoît and Julie chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. They offer up all the lessons they learned and explain, in a book as fizzy as a bottle of the finest French champagne, the most important aspect of all: the French don't communicate, they converse. To understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture. Why do the French like talking about "the decline of France"? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Through encounters with school principals, city hall civil servants, gas company employees, old friends and business acquaintances, Julie and Jean-Benoît explain why, culturally and historically, conversation with the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being interesting. After reading The Bonjour Effect, even readers with a modicum of French language ability will be able to hold their own the next time they step into a bistro on the Left Bank.

Read Think French

Author: The Editors of Think French! magazine
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071702362
Release Date: 2010-05-22
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Immerse yourself in the French language and culture Read & Think French is your ticket to building key French language skills. This book features 100-plus engaging, easy-to-read articles written by native French-speakers. Each article features a bilingual glossary on the same page that allows you to learn without stopping to look up new or unfamiliar words in a dictionary. As the you move through the book, you will gain confidence with the French language and build a vocabulary of key French words and phrases. Each chapter features several written exercises that reinforce new vocabulary and comprehension. The 70-minute companion audio CD features several of the articles read aloud by native-French speakers from various backgrounds giving you valuable practice in French listening skills. Read & Think French brings the culture of French-speaking countries to life! You will enjoy a travel narrative from Provence and a documentary on West Indies folk music as well as explore the geography of the French Alps and the streets of Montreal. Filled with engaging features such as a recipe for beigne de nos grand-mères canadiennes (traditional Canadian doughnuts), a primer on French business etiquette, a biography of French actor Mathieu Amalric, and a look at the tradition of lavender oil, perfumes, and soaps, this book gives you an insider look at French life and culture--while introducing you to 100s of new French words and phrases. Topics include: Culture; Voyages; Tradition; Célébration; Biographies; Musique et Art; Histoire; Géographie; Gastronomie; Coutumes

Teaching French Grammar in Context

Author: Stacey L. Katz
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300109512
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

"Something needs to be done about grammar.” Katz and Blyth have written this book with the hope of changing the way French instructors teach and conceive of grammar. Intended to help teachers and teacher trainers develop an understanding of French discourse that is grounded in recent theoretical and sociolinguistic research, this book is devoted to informing teachers-in-training, as well as experienced teachers, about cutting-edge methods for teaching grammar. It also describes the grammatical features of the French language in its social context. At the same time, it provides suggestions for applying such abstract knowledge in practical pedagogical ways, for example, how to structure grammatical explanations, devise classroom activities, and take advantage of resources that give students greater exposure to French as it is truly used in various discourse environments.

The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories

Author: Max Apple
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801887380
Release Date: 2007-10-03
Genre: Fiction

This is the first collection to appear in twenty years from one of America's best short story writers. His thirteen stories are marvelous—funny, heartbreaking, and wise by turns, and on occasion all three at once.

Trade Like Jesse Livermore

Author: Richard Smitten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471704423
Release Date: 2004-11-11
Genre: Business & Economics

The secret to Jesse Livermore's legendary trading success Although he began his career in 1892, Jesse Livermore is still considered to be one of the world's greatest traders. In life and in death, Livermore has always been a controversial figure and his methods held up as a model for traders of all generations. Through 45 years of trading and market observation, Jesse Livermore determined that stocks and stock markets move in a series of repetitive patterns. He then developed a series of unique tools, using secret formulas and equations that allowed him to identify and interpret the movement in stocks with uncanny reliability. In Trade Like Jesse Livermore, author Richard Smitten explores the technical aspects of Livermore's trading approach and shows readers how they can use these techniques to garner the success Livermore once did. Trade Like Jesse Livermore covers every aspect of Livermore's trading methods, from discerning market behavior and trends such as top-down and tandem trading to paying close attention to indicators such as one-day reversals and spikes. With this book as their guide, readers can learn how to trade profitably without fear or greed. Richard Smitten (New Orleans, LA) is the author of numerous books including Jesse Livermore: World's Greatest Stock Trader (0-471-02326-4), The Godmother, Capital Crimes, and Legal Tender.


Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
ISBN: 0300041888
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This three-volume textbook stresses Japanese as it is spoken today in Japan. Jordan has introduced the language in a totally systematic fashion and in manageable segments, so that students who have mastered the material in the book can handle the spoken language with considerable facility.

Teaching Language in Context

Author: Alice Omaggio Hadley
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 0838417051
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

Teaching Language in Context is THE essential methods text for anyone teaching or learning to teach a foreign language. Teaching Language in Context is the musthave reference text for every foreign language instructor.