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Séquences, 2nd Edition

  • Michèle Bissière University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • ISBN-10: 1111354162  |  ISBN-13: 9781111354169
  • 456 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Take your understanding of French language and culture to the next level with SÉQUENCES. With more cultural content than traditional intermediate textbooks, the text's thematic threads are devoted to mature, interesting topics that intertwine the study of grammar and culture with highly contextualized discussions of specific films and pertinent authentic readings. SÉQUENCES exposes you to recent French films, pertinent readings about the films, and activities that empower you to discover the many facets of French and Francophone life while improving your communication, grammar and vocabulary skills at the same time!

Features and Benefits

  • Creative and highly-communicative text elements help students evaluate films and the sociopolitical topics they tackle while remaining focused on the intermediate course's grammatical and vocabulary goals.
  • The chapter-opening "Entrée en matière" section invites students to observe and discuss the film poster, read a review of the film, and discuss their expectations before viewing the film. This section also includes in-class viewing of the introductory sequence of the film and guided reading and film viewing exercises in the form of student annotations.
  • A communicative section ("Discussion") features a series of questions that allow students to explain the main elements of the film's plot, describe situations in detail, analyze aspects of the film, and express opinions about the film. The objective is to reinforce vocabulary and grammar acquisition and to develop speaking skills. This section includes a plot-based listening section (the second of the two "À l'écoute!" listening sections available on the Audio program).
  • In "Lecture," readings from a variety of genres support and expand the themes developed in the chapter's film. These selections are complemented by pre-reading activities (in both the textbook and the workbook), reading comprehension exercises (which integrate review of the vocabulary and grammar of the chapter), and follow-up activities.
  • A full-color photo gallery ("Arrêt sur image") features color photos that prompt students to use images to re-analyze scenes and themes and to make connections among films.
  • Clearly cross-referenced within the chapters, grammar and reference sections are easily accessed in the back matter. These offer students formal explanations and self-corrected "Application immédiate" exercises that pair each film with one or more grammatical points to study in depth.

Table of Contents

Maps.

CHAPITRE PRÉLIMINAIRE: LE VOCABULAIRE DU CINÉMA.
THEME/CULTURE: Le cinéma en France. Le festival de Cannes. Introduction aux films de Séquences. LECTURE: Article "Quand les Français vont au cinéma," extrait de Le Cinéma français aujourd''hui, 1995: la place du cinéma français et international dans la vie culturelle en France. GRAMMAIRE: Le présent de l''indicatif.

1. LA VIE ÉTUDIANTE: L''AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE.
VOCABULAIRE: Les etudes. Voyager et vivre à l''étranger. Le logement. THEME/CULTURE: Le programme Erasmus. Les différences culturelles. L''université en France. LECTURE: Récit autobiographique, L''Étudiant étranger (1986), par Philippe Labro: un jeune Français raconte son séjour dans une université américaine dans les années 1950. GRAMMAIRE: Pays, langues, nationalité. La forme interrogative.

2. LES RACINES: RUE CASES NÈGRES.
VOCABULAIRE: L''école. Les relations coloniales. La vie quotidienne. THEME/CULTURE: La France d''outre-mere, en particulier la Martinique et la Guadeloupe. L''adolescence et l''identité. L''éducation. LECTURE: Roman, Traversée de la mangrove (1989), par Maryse Condé: une vieille femme parle de sa jeunesse et de son mariage. GRAMMAIRE: Les temps du passé: l''imparfait, le passé composé, le plus-que-parfait.

3. DE L''ADOLESCENCE À L''ÂGE D''ADULTE: PERSEPOLIS.
VOCABULAIRE: La description. Les étapes de la vie. La famille. L''oppression politique et religieuse. La guerre. L''art. THÈMES/CULTURE: Écrire ou filmer en français. L''Iran. L''adolescence. L''identité. L''exil. L''oppression politique et religieuse. LECTURE. Fiction, Extrait de Les Aurores montréales (1996), de Monique Proulx: un narrateur anonyme écrit une letter dans laquelle il parle de sa vie d''immigrant à Montreal. GRAMMAIRE: Les noms, les articles, les expressions de quantité et les adjectifs.

4. LA VIE PROFESSIONNELLE: LE PLACARD.
VOCABULAIRE: La description. Le travail. Les relations dans l''entreprise. THEME/CULTURE: La comédie: Francis Veber, Gérard Depardieu et Daniel Auteuil. Le monde du travail. La discrimination. Le harcèlement sexuel. LECTURE: Fiction, Les Chroniques de l''ingénieur Norton: Confidences d''un Américain à Paris (1997), par Christine Kerdellant: un Américain parle de son expérience dans une entreprise française. GRAMMAIRE: Les pronoms relatifs. Les pronoms démonstratifs.

5. POLITIQUE ET VIE PERSONNELLE: INDOCHINE.
VOCABULAIRE: Les relations familiales. Les relations coloniales. THEME/CULTURE: La colonization. L''Indochine. Les relations mère-fille. Catherine Deneuve. LECTURE: Récit autobiographique, Métisse blanche (1989), par Kim Lefèvre: une Franco-vietnamienne installée à Paris raconte sa jeunesse au Vietnam pendant la colonisation française. GRAMMAIRE: Les pronoms personnels; y et en.

6. LES HOMMES ET LES FEMMES: CHAOS.
VOCABULAIRE: La violence. La drogue et la prostitution. La finance. THEME/CULTURE: Les relations hommes-femmes. L''immigration en France. Les Franco-Maghrébins. Les mariages arrangés. Le baccalauréat. LECTURE: Articles de presse, Le Monde, 28 mai et 19 juillet 2000: deux articles concernant la disparition d''une élève sénégalaise pendant sa dernière année de lycée. GRAMMAIRE: Le futur. Le conditionnel. Les phrases hypothétiques.
7. ÉCOLE ET SOCIÉTÉ: ENTRE LES MURS.
VOCABULAIRE: La vie scolaire. Les confilts. THÈMES/CULTURE: Le système éducatif, en particulier le college. L''éducation prioritaire. Les relations profs-élèves. LECTURE: Extraits de Chagrin d''école (2007), par Daniel Pennac: dialogue et réflexions sur l''école d''aujourd''hui. GRAMMAIRE: Le subjonctif.

8. DIVERTISSEMENT: LE DÎNER DE CONS.
VOCABULAIRE: Les loisirs. Le sport. Le téléphone. THEME/CULTURE: Les films français et leurs « remakes » américains. Les loisirs. Les situations comiques. Le football (la Coupe du monde de 1998). Jacques Villeret. LECTURE: Article de presse La Croix, 31 janvier 2005 et L''Express, 6 novembre 2003: deux articles concernant Jacques Villeret, l''acteur principal du film Le Dîner de cons. GRAMMAIRE: Révision: La forme interrogative. Les pronoms personnel; y et en. Les modes et les temps: les temps du passé, le conditionnel, le subjonctif. Les phrases hypothétiques.

9. VIE PRIVÉE, VIE PUBLIQUE: TABLEAU FERRAILLE.
VOCABULAIRE: L''expression du souvenir. La politique. La vie économique. La vie privée. THEME/CULTURE: Le Sénégal. La condition des femmes. La politique et l''économie. La tradition et la modernité. La polygamie. LECTURE: Article « Polygamie d''hier à aujourd''hui », Le Français dans le monde, novembre 2003. GRAMMAIRE: Révision: Les pronoms personnels, y et en. Le conditionnel. Les pronoms démontratifs. Les pronoms relatifs.

Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • Two new, contemporary films have been added to the program in order to provide a more current representation of French and Francophone film-making and culture.
  • Each chapter now contains an additional "Note culturelle" reading to enhance the opportunities for reading skill development and offer an alternative to the more difficult authentic readings. The new high-interest readings are followed by comprehension and discussion questions.
  • A personalized "Et vous?" section has been added to both the textbook and Student Activities Manual. This section allows students to speak and/or write about themselves while practicing the vocabulary and grammar of the chapter.
  • The Second Edition features a stronger emphasis on authentic spoken French. Students will be introduced to common features of spoken French through analysis and practice of dialogs and recorded quotes from the films under the sections "Qui a dit quoi" and "Le français parlé."
  • The treatment of grammar has been revised to better accommodate diverse levels of student-preparedness. The explanations have been simplified, more practice activities have been added, and additional, more complex grammar structures have been moved to the Instructor's Resource CD-ROM.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Basing a book on films was a good idea, and Bissière does an excellent execution of the idea. The book has certainly captured my attention."

— Mitchell Lee, Henderson State University

"Séquences is an excellent text and workbook for intermediate and advanced intermediate students. They enjoy seeing films relating to France and Francophone countries; the discussion topics are intelligent and the exercises treat students as mature individuals."

— Homer Sutton, Davidson College

"Séquences is one of the few, if only, books that shifts the emphasis to culture and history via film while incorporating language skills."

— Keri Yousif, Indiana State University

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111835861 | ISBN-13: 9781111835866)

This rich resource offers: quick comprehension checks that can be used as ready-made "quizzes" for each film, teaching suggestions for alternate films, sample lesson plans and syllabi, a testing program based on the four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) with additional audio material to support listening activities. Instructors can select and modify questions to customize for their testing needs.

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111835888 | ISBN-13: 9781111835880)

Student Activities Manual reinforces and expands upon your grammar and vocabulary by providing additional opportunity for practice and prepares you for class with complementary contextualized listening and pronunciation activities, Web research, pre-reading exercises, and writing.

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Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111969264 | ISBN-13: 9781111969264)

his outstanding site features the textbook audio programs, the SAM audio programs, additional grammar and vocabulary practice, as well as cultural exploration guides including web links to authentic film critiques, film festivals, and literary sites.

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Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1111839077 | ISBN-13: 9781111839079)

This CD program contains all of the audio input for the in-text listening activities, as well as the preparatory and expansion listening and pronunciation for the workbook.

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Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince, Revised Educational Edition  (ISBN-10: 0395240050 | ISBN-13: 9780395240052)

The Educational Edition of this contemporary masterpiece features full-color reproductions of Saint-Exupéry’s original drawings. The text is presented unabridged and includes John Richardson Miller’s introduction to the author’s life and works, notes, a bibliography, and a complete end vocabulary.

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Le Compagnon du Petit Prince Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0155504487 | ISBN-13: 9780155504486)

This exercise manual, written entirely in French, is the perfect complement to all three editions of Le Petit Prince. It features 23 groups of exercises as well as suggested topics for composition.

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Student Supplements

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111835888 | ISBN-13: 9781111835880)

Student Activities Manual reinforces and expands upon your grammar and vocabulary by providing additional opportunity for practice and prepares you for class with complementary contextualized listening and pronunciation activities, Web research, pre-reading exercises, and writing.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.50

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111969264 | ISBN-13: 9781111969264)

his outstanding site features the textbook audio programs, the SAM audio programs, additional grammar and vocabulary practice, as well as cultural exploration guides including web links to authentic film critiques, film festivals, and literary sites.

List Price = $36.00  | CengageBrain Price = $36.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1111839077 | ISBN-13: 9781111839079)

This CD program contains all of the audio input for the in-text listening activities, as well as the preparatory and expansion listening and pronunciation for the workbook.

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Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince, Revised Educational Edition  (ISBN-10: 0395240050 | ISBN-13: 9780395240052)

The Educational Edition of this contemporary masterpiece features full-color reproductions of Saint-Exupéry’s original drawings. The text is presented unabridged and includes John Richardson Miller’s introduction to the author’s life and works, notes, a bibliography, and a complete end vocabulary.

List Price = $75.95  | CengageBrain Price = $75.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.25

Le Compagnon du Petit Prince Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0155504487 | ISBN-13: 9780155504486)

This exercise manual, written entirely in French, is the perfect complement to all three editions of Le Petit Prince. It features 23 groups of exercises as well as suggested topics for composition.

List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michèle Bissière

Dr. Bissière is an associate professor of French at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in English from the Université d'Aix-en-Provence, and she is Agrégée de l'Université in English. She has published articles on the 18th century and women's education and is the co-editor of a 2006 special issue of Women in French Studies entitled “French/Francophone Culture and Literature Though Film.” She includes film in her teaching at all levels of the curriculum. Dr. Bissière is a member of Women in French and serves on the Executive Council of the American Association of Teachers of French.