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 has been revised by Pierre Capretz and Barry Lydgate and includes new, contemporary illustrations throughout and more-relevant information for today's students in the Documents sections of each lesson. A completely new feature is a journal by the popular character Marie-Laure, who observes and humorously comments 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, and the third edition updates the course for a new generation of learners.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 1070 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 14 mm
"I have been an unconditional proponent of French in Action for 14 years and continue to use it with great success. Why? Because French in Action is the only text that allows French to be taught without using English. The pedagogical sections of the videos-and not the English language-serve as the reference point for the text. Where events have overtaken the movie (i.e., the euro, the Internet, le telephone portable, etc.), it is easy for a professor to continue to use the videos and all the mise en oeuvre questions with minor updates."-Jeffrey H. Fox, College of DuPage