Promenades, 4th Edition

Available fall 2021

Enrich students’ understanding of the francophone world.

With Promenades, students learn real-life language skills so they can understand conversation, express their own ideas, and interact meaningfully with other French speakers.


Practical Grammar Review

Promenades covers grammar with a focus on practical use, reviewing more common irregular -ir verbs before regular -ir verbs. Grammar points are reviewed in a single spread, with practice activities immediately following.

Spotlight on Culture

Local, regional, and global culture is highlighted throughout Promenades through readings, video, and practice activities. Learn varied local customs with Lecture Culturelle and visit French-speaking countries with Panorama.

Engaging Video

Promenades video illustrates real-life French in use, from the fully-integrated Roman-photo episodic video to Le Zapping TV clips and short films, to the new Panorama culturel videos. Watch in class or assign as homework to provide a context for the language.

Speech Recognition

Included in pronunciation tutorials, speech recognition analyzes student production in real-time and objectively determines whether a student knows the word. It provides feedback that helps students reflect on their language patterns and increases awareness of their pronunciation.

Vocabulary Tutorials

Lesson vocabulary words are grouped thematically in new tutorials. Each term comes with audio, an image, and an English translation.

Communicative Goals

Culturally relevant Communicative Goals at the start of every lesson with accompanying Can-Do Statements at the end of the lesson let students know what they will be able to do in French as they progress through the program.

For Students

The Supersite is our easy-to-use, integrated platform—specially built to support language learning. You’ll visit the Supersite to complete homework, practice Spanish, communicate with your class, and find all your scores. The Supersite makes it a cinch for students to track due dates, save work, and access all assignments and resources, including:

Video Virtual Chat and Partner Chat activities for student communication practice
Authentic video and audio so that students hear how language is used by native speakers
Interactive practice activities serve as a bridge for students to access content and create habitual strategies for developing biliteracy skills.
vText, the online Student Edition, is included with all student digital access

For Instructors

The Supersite is built for easy course management and allows you and your students to focus on language learning. Deliver a hybrid or online learning experience, or supplement in-class time, with the premier site for teaching languages!

Set-Up Ease: Customize your course and section settings, create your own grading categories, plus copy previous settings to save time.
All-in-One Gradebook: Add your own activities or use the grade adjustment tool for a true, cumulative grade.
Grading Options: Choose to grade student-by-student, question-by-question, or spot check. Plus, give targeted feedback via in-line editing and 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.

For Students

Student Edition

Student Activities Manual (Workbook/Video Manual/Lab Manual)

  • The Workbook contains the workbook activities for each textbook lesson.
  • The Video Manual includes pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing activities for the Roman-photo and Flash culture 
  • The Lab Manual contains lab activities for each textbook lesson for use with the Lab Audio Program.

Supersite Plus with vText
This virtual, interactive student edition provides students with a digital text, plus interactive links to all Supersite activities and media.

Online version of the Student Activities Manual (Workbook/Video Manual/Lab Manual) with automatic scoring. 

For Instructors

Instructor’s Annotated Edition (IAE)

Instructor Supersite
In addition to access to the student site, the password-protected instructor site offers a robust course management system that allows instructors to assign and track student progress, as well as instructor resources including the Textbook and Lab Audioscripts, French and English videoscripts, Supplementary
Vocabulary lists, and Answer Keys.

Activity Pack
The Activity Pack provides additional discrete and communicative practice for every Contextes  section and every grammar point and includes handouts for the Feuilles d’activités and Information Gap activities found in the textbook. The Activity Pack also includes task-based activities for use in class or for assessment.

Video Programs
Roman-photo, Flash Culture, Panorama culturel, and Le Zapping video programs are available on the Supersite.

Testing Program

The Testing Program includes quizzes, tests, and exams that can be assigned on the Supersite or be edited and printed.

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