Mais Oui!

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Cengage Learning, Jul 18, 2014 - Foreign Language Study - 544 pages
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MAIS OUI!'s success was founded on its unique guided approach that engages students in the discovery of the French language and Francophone cultures. Through its proven methodology that entails thinking then observing and inferring and finally confirming, the program skillfully encourages students to discover for themselves how the language works. Students move rapidly through the material, developing these essential critical-thinking skills and uncovering the multiple layers of meaning. What they acquire in this manner is stored in long-term memory, facilitating a faster development of proficiency. The fifth edition offers seven new high-interest readings based on careful consideration of reviewer feedback. A new Culture Portfolio section, Bloguez! is integrated into every culture section of the textbook. The online Culture Portfolio is hosted via the iLrn Heinle Learning center through the Share It! feature and allows students to interact with their classmates, post pictures, videos, and make cross-cultural comparisons. By the use of familiar online or offline tools, students are encouraged to communicate between each others, leveraging the technical and cultural inputs they acquire through each chapter.
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Contents

To the Student
Bonjour
Qui EtesVous?
La Famille
La Maison et la Ville
LEcole
A Table
Le Temps et les PasseTemps
La Vie de Tous les Jours
Plans et Projets
Soucis et Reves
Des Questions Dactualite
Conjugaison des Verbes
Lexique
FrancaisAnglais
AnglaisFrancais

Voyages et Transports
Les Relations Humaines
Les Souvenirs

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About the author (2014)

Chantal Péron Thompson is a native of Quimper, France. She graduated valedictorian from one of the largest high schools in France (le Lycée de Kérichen ? Brest) and developed a love of writing under the spell of the wind-swept coast of Brittany. At age sixteen, she was National Champion of France in the long jump. She went on to attend the University of Rennes and came to the United States to perfect her English and attend graduate school. She ended up getting married and staying! She has been on the faculty at Brigham Young University since 1973 and has earned many teaching awards. The latest is a distinguished University Professorship (1998-2008). She founded the African Studies Program at Brigham Young University and has taken several groups of students to Senegal. She currently directs first-year French courses and trains and supervises a team of fifteen to eighteen student instructors each semester. Thompson is a certified ACTFL Tester and Trainer and conducts workshops worldwide on teaching and testing for proficiency. Her speaking engagements have included keynote addresses at major conferences from Salem, Oregon, to Bangkok, Thailand. She has also presented a series of ACTFL webinars (March-April 2011). Thompson is the primary author of MAIS OUI! a first-year French text (Houghton Mifflin/Cengage Learning 1996, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2012); ENSUITE, a second-year text (McGraw-Hill, 1989, 1993, 1998, 2003); and MOMENTS LITTÉRAIRES, a literary anthology for intermediate-level courses (Heinle/Cengage Learning, 1992, 2006).

Elaine M. Phillips has an M.A. in French literature and a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Her career in foreign language education spans more than thirty years including teaching French in an American high school in Germany and in college and junior college in Texas. She also supervised and taught methods courses for student teachers and graduate courses in Foreign Language Education at UT Austin. Her previous experience as director of the LOTE Center for Educator Development focused on foreign language standards implementation and professional development for in-service teachers. She served as Project Director for the 2007 Texas Language Summit, which assessed economic, social, and cultural imperatives for language competency in Texas for the National Security Education Program, co-authoring LANGUAGE ROADMAP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: TEXAS. Phillips is currently a language education and evaluation consultant.

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