Espaces, 3rd Edition

Espaces, 3rd Edition

Rendez-vous avec le monde francophone | James Mitchell, Cheryl Tano

© 2015 hardcover | 9 x 11 inches | online vText available | loose-leaf
15 units | 2-3 semesters | 768 pages

Espaces allows students to learn French and explore the cultures of the French-speaking world. Each unit treats vocabulary and grammar as tools for effective communication, and emphasizes cultural understanding as an important aspect of language learning and successful communication. Ideal for a 2-3 semester sequence, Espaces features 15 units, flexible enough to meet the needs of diverse teaching styles, institutions, and instructional goals. Features include:

  • Exciting integration of culture through an exclusive video series as well as authentic TV commercials, short films, and literary selections
  • A focus on communication, with guided vocabulary and grammar exercises, foster student success while systematically development of reading, writing, and listening skills
  • A rich, contemporary presentation of the everyday life of French speakers and the diverse cultures of the francophone world
  • Groundbreaking, text-specific technology specially designed to expand students’ learning and instructors’ teaching options, including:
  • vText—an interactive, online textbook that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video—perfect for hybrid courses
  • A visually compelling, easy-to-navigate design with graphic elements specially chosen to help students learn
  • An articulated curriculum for a seamless transition to intermediate French
  • Plus, iPad®-friendly* Supersite and vText access
    *Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.

What’s new in Espaces, 3rd Edition?

  • New animated grammar tutorials—lighthearted presentations that pair grammar concepts with fun examples, and interactive questions to check understanding
  • Re-designed grammar presentations with a clean, more user-friendly layout
  • A new Supersite with a simplified user experience and time-saving course management tools
  • A brand new Activity Pack with a wealth of additional directed and communicative activities
  • Partner Chat and Virtual Chat activities for conversation practice outside of class
  • Expanded Testing Program with 180 new vocabulary & grammar quizzes, and 30 new unit tests
  • Audio-sync technology for Lecture readings on the Supersite to better support beginning students
  • 7 new authentic Le Zapping videos
  • New Lecture readings in Units 13 and 14
  • Composition Engine for Écriture activity—students create and submit compositions online and instructors can perform in-line editing (inserting comments and corrections via text or voice)
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • New online tools—add or remove your own content to the Supersite, and set time limits and passwords for assessment
  • Ability to copy all assignments from a previous course
  • Create, assign, and grade your own open-ended activities and assessments
  • Upload or share documents, videos, and outside resources
  • Single sign-on feature for LMS integration
  • iPad®-friendly* access—get Supersite and vText on the go
    *Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.

What can you expect in each unit? Check out all the themes below.

For more details, download this Table of Contents.

Espaces, 3rd Edition

  1. Unité 1 Salut!
  2. Unité 2 À la fac
  3. Unité 3 La famille et les copains
  4. Unité 4 Au café
  5. Unité 5 Les loisirs
  6. Unité 6 Les fêtes
  7. Unité 7 En vacances
  8. Unité 8 Chez nous
  9. Unité 9 La nourriture
  10. Unité 10 La santé
  11. Unité 11 La technologie
  12. Unité 12 En ville
  13. Unité 13 L'avenir et les métiers
  14. Unité 14 L'espace vert
  15. Unité 15 Les arts

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  • For instructors
  • A gradebook to manage rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Time-saving auto-graded activities, plus question-by-question and automated spot-checking
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Downloadable digital image bank (PDF), pre-made syllabi and lesson plans (RTF), Testing Program (RTF)
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, audio-video scripts, translations, grammar powerpoints)
  • Online administration of quizzes and exams, now with time limits and password protection
  • Tools to add your own content:
    • Create and assign Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Upload and assign videos and outside resources
  • Single sign-on feature for integration with your LMS
  • Ability to copy all assignments from a previous course
  • Option to hide activity time estimates from students
  • Ability to reorder assignments as seen on student dashboard
  • Add your own customized notes to the existing activity content:
    • Sidebar notes—comment on overall activity
    • In-line notes—comment on particular question or part of activity
  • Activity Pack (PDF) with additional activities for every lesson
  • Textbook, Lab, and Testing Audio Program MP3 files
  • Live Chat for instant messaging, audio, and video chat
  • Voiceboards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • vText—the online, interactive text

  • For students
  • Textbook activities—online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students to improve comprehension and grades
  • Streaming video for all video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Interactive, animated grammar tutorials
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • Chat activities for conversational skill-building and oral practice:
    • Video Partner Chat—work with a partner online to record and submit an activity
    • Virtual Chat—record and submit simulated conversations
  • Internet search activities
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • Recorded readings, plus additional online-only readings
  • Textbook and Lab audio MP3s
  • Online dictionary
  • Pronunciation practice
  • An online Student Activities Manual (WebSAM) with audio record-submit activities and auto-grading for close-ended activities
  • vText—the online, interactive student edition

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