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Motifs, Enhanced: An Introduction to French, Enhanced 6th Edition

Kimberly Jansma, Margaret Ann Kassen

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2014
  • 576 Pages
Starting At 153.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

Immersing students in the world of French language and culture, MOTIFS: AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH, Enhanced Sixth Edition, continues to set the standard for first-year French courses. Students learn through lively, culturally authentic contexts that enable them to communicate on larger, real-life themes, such as housing, school, food, work, and relationships. Offering a systematic study of French, the MOTIFS program provides the structures, vocabulary, communication strategies, and cultural background that enable students to think critically about different points of view, to share about themselves, and to learn about others. The sixth edition maintains its most popular readings while updating others and adding new readings to foster cross-cultural comparisons. Readings are also now enhanced with audio. Packed with digital resources, the iLrn Heinle Learning center also includes numerous enhancements, including new “Vidéo Voyages!” Francophone culture videos and improved instructor functionalities to facilitate assigning activities, providing feedback, and customizing your eBook. The enhanced edition also includes a brand new “Vidéothèque” section at the end of each chapter, with activities linked to thematic cultural videos on iLrn and DVD.

Kimberly Jansma, University of California, Los Angeles

Kimberly Jansma directs the French Language Program at The University of California at Los Angeles, where she supervises teaching instructors and teaches language, culture, and linguistics courses. She has published pedagogical texts and multimedia materials and presents her research at major conferences. Dr. Jansma's areas of interest include hybrid language instruction, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Margaret Ann Kassen, Catholic University

Margaret Ann Kassen, who received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C. She teaches undergraduate French and applied linguistics courses and works with graduate and undergraduate teacher preparation. Her research interests include foreign language writing, performance assessment, technology-enhanced language learning, and instructor development. In addition to presenting at conferences, Dr. Kassen has published articles on technology and writing and edited a volume on developing self-direction in foreign language learners.
  • Improved functionalities give instructors the ability to edit or delete text in the MOTIFS eBook, as well as specify a due time for student assignments.
  • Students receive automatic notifications when instructors leave feedback on activities.
  • “Vidéo Voyages!” videos exploring the Francophone world have been added to the iLrn video library to enhance the MOTIFS culture program.
  • A new “Vidéothèque” section is included at the end of each chapter, with activities linked to thematic cultural videos on iLrn and DVD.
  • In the process of discovering the language, students are introduced to the French-speaking world in a way that challenges them to look at their own culture more objectively and with topics that touch on every student's life and interests. Cultural themes are fully integrated throughout the text and reinforced with “Voix en direct” and “Voix en direct (suite),” which allow students to listen in on and watch interactions in truly authentic cultural contexts.
  • Additional cultural content is introduced through video in the “Vidéothèque” section, which provides a direct glimpse into the cultures of the Francophone world. Pre-viewing activities expose students to essential vocabulary, while activities during and after viewing test listening comprehension and understanding of cultural concepts. Discussion questions encourage students to think critically about cultural differences.
  • Useful and high-frequency French words and expressions in the “Thème” and “Pratique de conversation” sections are all recorded - helping students reinforce their listening comprehension, improve their ability to speak French, and increase their confidence in communicating.
  • All “Vocabulaire fundamental” and “Vocabulaire supplémentaire” terms and idioms are recorded, helping students sharpen listening skills and become more attuned to pronunciation.
  • Authentic readings in “Perspectives culturelles” and “À lire, à découvrir et à écrire” throughout the book present the latest and most current issues in the Francophone world. These readings expose students to fiction and nonfiction genres, including magazine articles and interviews, poems, short stories, letters, and songs.
  • Shaded “Structure” boxes appear within each module to alert students to the targeted structures, highlight how those structures fit in with the theme, and direct learners to the “green” page where they can find a full grammar presentation, examples, and guided practice.
  • “Structures utile”- the “green” pages of each chapter - allow students to study French as a system. These pages provide concise grammar explanations in English, examples and translations, exercises to apply the rules, and “Tout ensemble!”- the final exercise that challenges students to integrate all of the vocabulary and structures of the chapter. Correlations within these sections direct students to the iLrn: Heinle Learning Center, where they can find more practice and enrichment activities for target grammar and vocabulary.
Prélude: Le français - une langue mondiale.
1. Les camarades et la salle de classe.
2. La vie universitaire.
3. Chez l'étudiant.
4. Travail et loisirs.
5. On sort?
6. Qu'est-ce qui s'est passé?
7. On mange bien.
8. Souvenirs.
9. À la découverte du monde francophone.
10. La maison et la routine quotidienne.
11. Voyages en France et ailleurs.
12. Les jeunes face à l'avenir.
13. La santé et le bonheur.
14. La vie sentimentale.
Module de récapitulation: Fictions.
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Student Activity Manual

ISBN: 9781133611806
An integral tool to help students master the course material, this essential component follows the organization of the main text and provides additional out-of-class practice. The "Activités écrites" in the Workbook give students the opportunity to apply and practice material presented in the textbook, including vocabulary, structures, and cultural information. "Perspectives culturelles" sections provide more practice with the cultural notions and "Voix en direct" speakers. With its "Activités de compréhension et de prononciation", the Lab Manual includes listening comprehension activities and instruction in pronunciation. The SAM is also available electronically in the iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center. Instant access can be purchased via http://www.CengageBrain.com.

Premium Web Site, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133612919
The Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. Students have complimentary access to the text audio program, auto-graded quizzes, web search activities and links, Google Earth™ coordinates, and an iTunes® playlist. Premium password-protected resources include the SAM audio program, the video program, grammar and pronunciation podcasts, grammar tutorial videos, the complete MOTIFS video program with accompanying exercises, audio-enhanced flash cards, and more! Instant access can be purchased at http://www.CengageBrain.com.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Activity Manual

ISBN: 9781133611806
Practice makes perfect! Following the organization of the main text, this essential component provides additional reading, writing, viewing, listening, and pronunciation practice outside of class as well as practice with vocabulary and structures.

Premium Web Site, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133612919
The Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. You will have complimentary access to the text audio program, auto-graded quizzes, web search activities and links, Google Earth™ coordinates, and an iTunes® playlist. Premium password-protected resources include the SAM audio program, the video program, grammar and pronunciation podcasts, grammar tutorial videos, the complete MOTIFS video program with accompanying exercises, audio-enhanced flash cards, and more!