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

  • Kimberly Jansma University of California, Los Angeles
  • Margaret Ann Kassen Catholic University
  • ISBN-10: 1305257014  |  ISBN-13: 9781305257016
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2007
  • © 2016 | Published
  • List Price = $ 274.95
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Overview

Immersing you in the world of French language and culture, MOTIFS: AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH, Enhanced Sixth Edition, teaches you to communicate with confidence. Lively, culturally authentic contexts enable you 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 you to experience French as it is spoken today.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

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  • Loose Leaf Edition

    ISBN-10: 1305861388 | ISBN-13: 9781305861381

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Student Activity Manual  (ISBN-10: 113361180X | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133610420 | ISBN-13: 9781133610427)

Everything you need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right into this online learning system, including a powerful diagnostic study tool that helps determine your unique study needs and then provides you with a personalized study plan. You also have access to an audio-enhanced eBook, integrated textbook activities, companion "Voix en direct" videos, an online Student Activities Manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, and access to a personal tutor online. The new Share It! feature enables uploading and sharing of files--such as videos--for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows you to comment and rate your classmates' uploaded material.

List Price = $149.00  | CengageBrain Price = $149.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $149.00

Premium Web Site, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133612911 | ISBN-13: 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!

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

Student Supplements

Student Activity Manual  (ISBN-10: 113361180X | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133610420 | ISBN-13: 9781133610427)

Everything you need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right into this online learning system, including a powerful diagnostic study tool that helps determine your unique study needs and then provides you with a personalized study plan. You also have access to an audio-enhanced eBook, integrated textbook activities, companion "Voix en direct" videos, an online Student Activities Manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, and access to a personal tutor online. The new Share It! feature enables uploading and sharing of files--such as videos--for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows you to comment and rate your classmates' uploaded material.

List Price = $149.00  | CengageBrain Price = $149.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $149.00

Premium Web Site, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133612911 | ISBN-13: 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!

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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kimberly Jansma

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

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.