A new text, stressing oral proficiency and a practical, modern vocabulary for professional fields other than education, this fresh approach to French language study fills the need for a contemporary French textbook for today's career-oriented students. Designed as a one-year course at the college and university level, it can be used also on the high-school level as a two-year course. Each chapter contains dialogues "(ren-contres), "grammar, vocabulary, exer-cises, and written and oral composition. The "rencontres "are nonsequential dia-logues intended to develop the student's fluency in a variety of meaningful situa-tions. Grammar is presented inductive-ly through exercises and examples of structural patterns. Each chapter con-tains vocabulary, and is divided accord-ing to grammatical function. Cognates and deceptive cognates are listed sepa-rately. In addition, comprehensive appen-dixes provide lists of auxiliary and regu-lar and irregular verbs and extensive French-English and English-French vo-cabularies.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press