Espaces, 4th Edition
Rendez-vous avec le monde francophone | James Mitchell, Cheryl Tano
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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, fosters student success while systematically developing reading, writing, and listening skills
- A rich, contemporary presentation of the everyday life of French speakers and the diverse cultures of the francophone world
- 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
- Groundbreaking, text-specific technology specially designed to expand students’ learning and instructors’ teaching options, including:
- Interactive, animated grammar tutorials with questions to check understanding
- Partner Chat and Virtual Chat activities for conversation practice outside of class
- Live Chat tools—video chat, audio chat, and instant messaging to connect with students without leaving your browser
- vText—an interactive, online textbook that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video—perfect for hybrid courses
What’s new in Espaces, 4th Edition?
- New Musique à fond feature highlights francophone musicians
- New Flash culture feature complements existing Flash culture video segments
- Panorama section redistributed to highlight francophone countries and regions
- End-of unit vocabulary page redesigned to reflect A/B lesson vocabulary
- 4 new authentic Le Zapping television clips from around the francophone world
- One new short film: Qui de nous deux, directed by Benjamin Bouhana
- 2 new Lecture readings (with audio-sync technology on the Supersite)
- 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
- Task-based activities for class use or Integrated Performance Assessments
- Updated iconography to improve integration with online activities
- Options to adapt pre-made online assessments
- Create new sections
- Reorder and delete sections and questions
- Add images, word banks, and text references
- Improved navigation between lessons
- Option to choose to only see assigned activities
- Digital Image Bank, now with a thematically organized Illustration Bank for use in creating activities and assessments
- Enhanced True/False activities enabling students to provide an answer for false questions
What can you expect in each unit? Check out all the themes below.
Espaces, 4th 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'avenir et les métiers
Unité 14 L'espace vert
Unité 15 Les arts
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