Promenades, 3rd Edition

Promenades, 3rd Edition

À travers le monde francophone | James G. Mitchell, Cheryl Tano

© 2018 hardcover | Loose-leaf | 9 x 10 ⅞ inches | online vText available
13 Units | 2-3 semesters | 632 pages

Upgrades and ancillaries

Explore the Francophone world with your introductory French students. In 13 units, students get a comprehensive program to build strong language skills. Promenades immerses students in French and Francophone culture while taking them through integrated skill-building lessons that lead them to speak, write, read, and listen in French with confidence. A powerful, fully-integrated Supersite provides comprehensive activities and resources designed for student success.

  • Distinctive integration of video—from a specially shot dramatic series to cultural videos to authentic TV clips
  • Contextualized vocabulary presentations and clear grammar explanations
  • Engaging and entertaining animated grammar tutorials with interactive questions and activities
  • An emphasis on communicative interactions and activities
  • A unique, easy-to-navigate design with textbook pages that are visually engaging, and an array of photos, drawings, etc., designed for instructional impact and visual appeal
  • Systematic development of reading and writing skills, incorporating learning strategies, and a process approach
  • Our innovative Supersite that provides online access to textbook video, audio, interactive activities, practice quizzes, study and reference tools, and effective online assessment and course management
  • vText—an interactive, online textbook that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video
  • Online chat activities—virtual conversations and live video chats for communication practice outside of class
  • An articulated curriculum for seamless continuation to intermediate French

What’s new in Promenades, 3rd Edition

  • Vocabulary Tools: ability for students to personalize vocabulary study
    • Searchable and customizable word lists with multiple practice modes
    • Flashcards with options for English translations and audio
  • Oral Testing Suggestions offered as Partner and Virtual Chats
  • 7 new authentic Zapping Television clips from around the Francophone world
  • One new short film: Qui de nous deux, directed by Benjamin Bouhana
  • New Lecture readings
  • Audio-sync technology for all Lecture readings
  • Task-based activities for class use or Integrated Performance Assessments
  • Updated iconography to improve integration with online activities

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

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Promenades, 3rd Edition

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

A powerful tool for language instruction

With integrated content, comprehensive resources, and innovative tools, the Supersite provides everything you need to engage students and support language learning.

  • Customize your course settings, create your own grading categories, and copy courses quickly and easily.
  • Make the course your own by creating and assigning your own activities and adding customized notes.
  • Empower students by allowing them to easily track due dates, save work, access assignments, and get the additional practice they need to be successful.
  • Make grading a breeze with question-by-question grading, automated spot-checking, and in-line voice commenting.
  • Conveniently share information one-on-one, or issue class reports in the formats that best meet the needs of you and your department.

For instructors

  • NEW! Options to adapt pre-made online assessments
    • Create new sections
    • Reorder and delete sections and questions
    • Add images, word banks, and text references
  • A gradebook for rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Timesaving auto-graded activities, question-by-question grading, and automated spot-checking
  • Tools to personalize your course
    • Create Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Add your own notes to existing content
    • Adapt pre-made assessments
    • Add video and outside resources
  • An assignment wizard—copy all assignments from a previous course into the new semester’s dates in minutes
  • Time limits and password protection for all online assessments
  • Composition-grading tool for in-line comments and corrections via text or voice
  • Downloadable digital image and illustration banks, sample syllabus, sample lesson plan, and Testing Program
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, audio-video programs, scripts, grammar presentations)
  • Downloadable Activity Pack with task-based assessments
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Voice Boards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • Single sign-on for LMS integration

For students

  • Textbook activities online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Pronunciation practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students and improve comprehension and grades
  • Animated grammar tutorials
  • Composition tool to create and submit writing assignments online
  • Vocabulary tools to create personalized study lists
  • Chat for oral practice and conversation skills:
    • Virtual Chat—simulated conversation activities
    • Video Partner Chat—recorded student-pair communicative activities
  • Audio-synced readings
  • All video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Audio program (textbook, lab)
  • Online dictionary
  • Online Student Activities Manual, with auto-grading for close-ended activities
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Interactive, online Student Edition (vText) with links to program activities, audio, and video
  • iPad®-friendly*

Online Workbook/Lab Manual/Video Manual

  • All Workbook, Lab Manual, and Video Manual activities in an online format
  • A combination of auto-graded and instructor-graded activities
  • Oral voice record-submit activities
  • The complete Lab Manual audio program
  • A single gradebook to manage Supersite and WebSAM courses, rosters, and assignments
  • vText access included free in any Supersite Plus package

Various Supersite access levels are available: contact your Modern Language Specialist to explore which level is right for you.

*Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash.