This is widely regarded as the most communicative text available for beginning French courses. Based on the Natural Approach, developed by Tracy Terrell and Stephen Krashen, "Deux Mondes" offers beginning language students a way to develop language proficiency, especially in listening and speaking, that allows them to paricipate in real conversations at a very early stage. The Natural Approach in general, and "Deux Mondes" in particular, present material inductively (so that the activities drive the grammar) and in the context of culturally rich themes and topics. Students quickly become excited with their rapid growth in comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, and enjoy speaking in the non-threatening environment made possible by the activity formats. The organization and use of the white-page activities are presented more clearly with a new system that facilitates lesson planning. They are now categorized into 14 rubrics. There is a more lively look-and-feel within the white pages, with more colour, graphics and art to stimulate visual learning. The readings in the fourth edition are even more culturally interesting and focus on real people.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe