Vous!: The Global French Experience

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Cengage Learning, Feb 12, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 608 pages
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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.
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Veronique Anover, a native of France, has been teaching French grammar, civilization, culture, and contemporary literature for more than 15 years. Dr. Anover also teaches Spanish grammar and Peninsular literature. Her areas of expertise are contemporary French and Spanish women writers and Second Language Acquisition. Her previous experience in textbook publishing is PLAZAS, Fourth Edition, Student Activity Manual and VIAJES, Second Edition, Student Activity Manual. Dr. Anover currently teaches French and Spanish language and Peninsular literature at California State University, San Marcos.

Theresa A. Antes has been teaching French and Applied Linguistics for more than 15 years. She specializes in Second Language Acquisition, and regularly teaches courses in SLA and in foreign language methodology. Her current research focuses on the use of acquisition of lexicon by second language learners. She has directed the first-year French program at the University of Florida for more than eight years and was Director of Elementary French at Wayne State University prior to that. In addition to VOUS! Dr. Antes has published a book on French Linguistics with Yale University Press. She currently teaches courses in French and Linguistics at the University of Florida.

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