Face-à-face, 2nd Edition

Face-à-face, 2nd Edition

Conversation sans frontières | Françoise Ghillebaert

© 2017 loose-leaf | 8 x 10 ½ inches
6 lessons | 1 semester | 238 pages

Upgrades and ancillaries

Face-à-face captures students' interest and encourages them to communicate in French through a wealth of engaging text, technology, and media resources. Students will find it easier and more stimulating to participate in lively conversations as they explore a broad range of topics related to each lesson's theme. Features include:

  • Thought-provoking films from contemporary francophone filmmakers 
  • A visual introduction and review of vocabulary and grammar 
  • Robust assortment of communicative activities related to the lesson theme
  • A variety of literary and cultural readings with the support students need to experience, understand, and discuss each selection
  • Three types of rhetorical writing assignments (narrative, expository, and persuasive)
  • Online chat activities—virtual conversations and live video chats for communication practice outside of class
  • Groundbreaking, text-specific technology—now on a new Supersite platform with powerful tools—copy all assignments from previous courses in minutes, set time limits and passwords for assessments, add your own content; and more
  • vText—the interactive, online version of the textbook—that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video
  • iPad®-friendly* Supersite and vText for on the go access

* Students must use a computer for audio recording.

What’s new in Face-à-face, 2nd Edition?

  • Student Edition now available in loose-leaf or digital format (vText) for cost-saving alternatives
  • Online chat activities—virtual conversations and live video chats for communication practice outside of class
  • 2 new, authentic Court métrage films
  • 2 new, authentic Littérature literary selections
  • A new composition engine—students create compositions online and instructors make in-line comments and corrections (via text or voice)
  • Timesaver! All auto-gradable textbook activities now available online
  • Personalized study with new vocabulary tool—students focus on the words they don't know for efficient study and faster learning
  • A new Supersite platform with tools to create your own activities, easier course management, and much more
  • iPad®-friendly* Supersite and vText for access on the go

* Students must use a computer for audio recording.

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

For more details, download this Table of Contents.

Face-à-face, 2nd Edition

Leçon 1: Les relations personnelles
Leçon 2: Les médias et la technologie
Leçon 3: Les générations
Leçon 4: Les voyages et les transports
Leçon 5: La nature et l’environnement
Leçon 6: La société

A new generation of language-learning technology

Meaningful content. Specialized resources. Powerful online tools. The new Supersite was developed in collaboration with language instructors and students in order to enhance language instruction.

What does the new Supersite offer?

An End to Student Frustration: Make it a cinch for students to track due dates, save work, and access all assignments and resources.

Set-Up Ease: Customize your course settings, create your own grading categories, and copy courses in an instant.

Your Course—Your Way: Create and assign your own activities and resources and add notes to content to customize for your needs.

Grading Options: Make grading a breeze with question-by-question grading, automated spot check, and in-line voice comments.

Accessible Student Data: Conveniently share information one-on-one, or issue class reports in the formats that best fit you and your department.

Learn more about this new generation of language-learning technology.

  • For instructors
  • A gradebook for rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Time-saving 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
  • New assignment wizard—copy all assignments from a previous course, reflowed into the new semester’s dates, in minutes
  • Online assessment, with time limits and password protection
  • Composition grading tool for in-line comments and corrections via text or voice
  • Pre-made sample syllabus, sample lesson plan, and Testing Program
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, audio-video programs, scripts, grammar presentations)
  • Single sign-on for LMS integration
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Voiceboards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • vText online, interactive Student Edition
  • iPad®-friendly*

  • For students
  • Textbook activities—online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students and improve comprehension and grades
  • Composition tool to create and submit writing assignments online
  • Personalized study with vocabulary tools—students focus their study on the words they need to learn, for more efficient study and faster learning
  • Chat for oral practice and conversation skills:
    • Virtual Chat—simulated conversation activities
    • Video Partner Chat—recorded student pair communicative activities
  • Audio-synced readings
  • A video program with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Textbook audio program
  • Online dictionary
  • An online Student Activities Manual, with auto-grading for close-ended activities
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • vText online, interactive Student Edition
  • iPad®-friendly*

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 or Shockwave.