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Interaction: Langue et culture, Enhanced, 8th Edition

  • Susan St. Onge Christopher Newport College
  • Ronald St. Onge College of William and Mary
  • ISBN-10: 0495916366  |  ISBN-13: 9780495916369
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

INTERACTION: LANGUE ET CULTURE, 8th Edition is a complete intermediate French program offering unparalleled support for the study of culture, literature, and language. The Enhanced 8th Edition includes five court-métrage films with accompanying pre - , during, and post- viewing activities. The film spreads with accompanying activities occur every two chapters in the core textbook. These award-winning Francophone films provide students with opportunities to interact, in a meaningful way, with the French language and Francophone cultures. The Interaction program contains a broad range of cultural and literary content and concise, yet thorough grammar explanations in a convenient, one-book format. The Eighth Edition maintains the renowned strengths of previous editions--now combined with many improvements, including new readings and cultural content that speak to the interests of today’s student.

Features and Benefits

  • ADDITIONAL LISTENING PRACTICE. The “Vocabulaire actif” sections have been recorded, offering students the ability to hear each word pronounced by a native French speaker. The recordings are available on the accompanying text CD-ROM and textbook companion website.
  • INTERACTION accommodates students of virtually every background and level of preparation. A complete, clear review provides all basic structures in French, enabling professors and students to immediately benefit from classroom activities that focus on using the language in contextualized situations. INTERACTION’s grammar explanations (“Structures”) are clear enough to be used communicatively in class or to be assigned outside of class for self-review.
  • The book’s wide variety of activities all are contextualized and graded give instructors many opportunities to adapt classroom activities to their individual styles of teaching and to students’ skill levels. Activities range from discrete point exercises to very open-ended activities that allow students to use the language in realistic contexts.
  • Culture (“High C and low c”) is disseminated throughout each chapter, enabling instructors to integrate culture into every class and providing lively units that are more easily assimilated by students.
  • A superb selection of readings together with accompanying skills development activities provide ample opportunity for students to enhance their reading skills without the need for additional texts/supplements. Readings have been carefully selected for level and content so that they enhance the cultural theme of each unit.

Table of Contents

1. LE COMMERCE ET LA CONSOMMATION.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. La zone euro. Petites et grandes surfaces. Notes culturelles. Le commerce réel et virtuel. Les petits commerces de quartier. Le cabas. L’’héritage culturel. Boutiques de commerçants et galeries marchandes. Les grands magasins. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. The Present Tense of Regular -er Verbs. Stem-Changing -er Verbs. The Imperative. The Irregular Verbs être, avoir, faire, aller. Aller and faire with Infinitives. Nouns. Articles. Voilà and il y a. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Phillipe Delerm: Le croissant du trottoir (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Document de l’’Institut acadien de biotechnologie.
2. MODES DE VIE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Qui habite où? Sarcelles: une cité de banlieue (Boileau et Labourdette, architectes). Place de Catalogne: logements sociaux (Ricardo Bofill, architecte). Notes culturelles. Rats des villes ou rats des champs? Les HLM. Les Français chez eux. L’’héritage culturel. Le vieux Paris. Le Paris du baron Haussmann. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Regular -ir Verbs. Regular -re Verbs. Negation. Basic Question Patterns. Reflexive and Reciprocal Verbs. Irregular -oir Verbs. Idioms with être and avoir. Depuis + Present Tense. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Annie Ernaux: Les Armoires vides (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Je m’’en vais!
3. LA VIE DES JEUNES.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Le sport collectif et individuel. Notes culturelles. La génération des quinze à vingt-quatre ans. L’’argent de poche. Le profil des jeunes gens. L’’héritage culturel. L’’Impressionnisme. Renoir: Le Déjeuner des canotiers. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Irregular -ir verbs. Descriptive Adjectives. Il / Elle est and c’’est. Possessive Adjectives. Demonstrative Adjectives. Adverbs. The Comparative and Superlative of Adjectives. The Comparative and Superlative of Adverbs. Numbers. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Arthur Rimbaud: Roman (poème). Texte de culture contemporaine Coup de blues.
4. LES TÉLÉCOMMUNICATIONS.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Petit lexique de base de l’’informatique, anglais / français. La nétiquette. Le courrier électronique. Notes culturelles. La télévision. Le multimédia. L’’héritage culturel. La circulation des idées. La politique face à la radio et à la télévision. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Irregular -oire Verbs. Irregular -re Verbs. The passé composé with avoir and être. Basic Question Patterns with the passé composé. Placement of Adverbs with the passé composé. Uses of the passé composé. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Jean Philippe Toussaint: La Télévison (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Simple comme un clic?
5. LA PRESSE ET LE MESSAGE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. La bande dessinée. La presse traditionnelle en baisse. Notes culturelles. La presse quotidienne. Les magazines. Le kiosque. L’’héritage culturel. Le dix-huitième siècle et l’’Encyclopédie. Le dix-neuvième siècle et l’’Affaire Dreyfus. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Formation of the Imperfect (l’’imparfait). Uses of the Imperfect. The Pluperfect (le plus-que-parfait). Choosing Past Tenses. Dates. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Guy de Maupassant: Bel-Ami (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Kiosquier et Philosophe.
6. LE MOT ET L’’IMAGE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Le Festival de Cannes. Le Festival de Cannes vu par un acteur. Notes culturelles. Des renseignements pratiques sur le cinéma. La situation mondiale du cinéma français. Le cinéma français et le Ministère des Affaires étrangères. L’’héritage culturel. Les pionniers du cinéma français. Le mot et l’’image: Cyrano de Bergerac. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Interrogative Adverbs. Expressing Time. Interrogative Pronouns. Quel and lequel. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire François Truffaut: Donner du plaisir ou le plaisir du cinéma, Le plaisir des yeux (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine La Ville lumière se met en scène.
7. LES TRANSPORTS ET LA TECHNOLOGIE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Dans l’’air: Airbus. Dans l’’espace: Ariane. Sur les rails: Le TGV et le tunnel sous la Manche. Notes culturelles. Les transports ferroviaires et aériens. Les transports urbains: mode d’’emploi. L’’héritage culturel. Vers la technologie des transports modernes. Fernand Léger (1881-1955), peintre des temps modernes. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Object Pronouns. Disjunctive Pronouns. Possessive Pronouns. Demonstrative Pronouns. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Pierre Boulle: La Planète des singes (extrait).Texte de culture contemporaine L’’avion du futur ne fait pas rêver.
8. A LA FAC.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Les Universités de Paris. L’’Université française hors de la France métropolitaine. Le Système de Transfert de Crédits Européens (ECTS) et le LMD. Notes culturelles. Pour s’’inscrire. Le cursus. Etablissements privés et l’’apprentissage. L’’héritage culturel. L’’Université d’’Etat. La Sorbonne. Jules Ferry et l’’école républicaine. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Formation of the Present Subjunctive. Formation of the Past Subjunctive. Uses of the Subjunctive. The Subjunctive after Certain Conjunctions. The Subjunctive after Indefinite Antecedents. The Subjunctive in Superlative Statements. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Guy Tirolien: Prière d’’un petit enfant nègre (poème). Texte de culture contemporaine Les Centres de Formation des apprentis.
9. LA FRANCOPHONIE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Qui parle français actuellement? TV5 monde. Haïti. Notes culturelles. La francophonie et la littérature. L’’écrivain et sa langue. L’’héritage culturel. Histoire de l’’expansion de la langue française dans le monde. Répartition de la population francophone aux Etats-Unis. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Prepositions with Infinitives. Other Uses of Prepositions. The Present Participle. Relative Pronouns. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Tahar Ben Jelloun: Interview with Le Monde; L’’Enfant de sable (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Le Canada: la francophonie.
10. DÉCOUVRIR ET SE DÉCOUVRIR.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Les vacances et le voyage. Le tourisme vert. Voyages dans une réalité virtuelle. Notes culturelles. Les congés et la semaine de 35 heures. Les vacances d’’hiver. Les grandes vacances. L’’héritage culturel. Exploration et utopie. Gauguin et l’’exotisme océanien. Magritte et l’’art surréaliste. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Formation of the Future and the Future Perfect. Uses of the Future and the Future Perfect. Formation of the Conditional and the Past Conditional. Uses of the Conditional and the Past Conditional. Tense Sequences. A l’’écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Charles Baudelaire: L’’Invitation au voyage (poème et poème en prose). Texte de culture contemporaine Comment détecter les extraterrestres.
Appendice A.
The Passive Voice.
Indirect Discourse.
Literary Tenses.
Special Uses of the Definite Article.
Appendice B.
Verb Charts.
Lexique français-anglais.
Indice.
Credits.

What's New

  • NEW court-métrage films with accompanying pre - , during, and post- viewing activities. The film spreads with accompanying activities occur every two chapters in the core textbook. These award-winning Francophone films provide students with opportunities to interact, in a meaningful way, with the French language and Francophone cultures.
  • NEW READINGS carefully selected for their diversity and appeal to students have been added to provide maximum instructional flexibility. “A lire” features two different readings: “Texte de culture contemporaine” which features short, contemporary readings that allow students to practice their reading skills first with briefer, accessible readings before moving on to more complex literary selections in the “Texte littéraire” section. The readings help students work on reading skills development in a narrower context before broadening the scope through a complex literary reading.
  • AN EXCEPTIONAL, COMPLETELY REVISED STUDENT ACTIVITIES MANUAL (SAM) provides new oral and written activities, which progress methodically from comprehension to expression. The workbook now includes a new section “Francophones en direct” that offers recorded unscripted interviews representing a wide range of ages, ethnic and social backgrounds, and presents various perspectives on the chapters topics. Each of the oral segments is accompanied by exercises in order to facilitate more systematic development of listening comprehension skills. The section “A vous la parole” has been expanded to include new activities related to idiomatic expressions pertaining to the chapter themes and “cherchez l’intrus” activities. The writing activities offer practice on every point of structure in the unit, culminating in a suggested composition and a realia-based writing activity. New “Prononcez bien” activities are available through iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.
  • NEW VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES, which are more narrowly focused, help students assimilate key terms. More discrete point activities have been added to help students’ master key structures before they progress to the more open-ended activities.
  • UPDATED AND ENHANCED “NOTES CULTURELLES” contain new information focused on engaging today’s students. New emphasis is placed on the various technologies and centers of interest that are so much a part of the lives of students all over the world. The revised “Notes culturelles” also incorporate more information concerning francophone cultures around the world to demonstrate to students how the theme of each unit is manifested in the “Hexagone” and beyond.
  • NEW MULTIMEDIA TOOLS enhance learning and instruction. iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center (an all-in-one online solution for the intermediate French course) provides students with everything they need to master the skills and concepts of the course. The dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment includes an audio-enhanced eBook with integrated activities, companion videos, an interactive voiceboard, an online workbook and lab manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, diagnostic activities that generate a personalized study plan for each student, and access to a variety of online tutorial services.
  • NEW MULTIMEDIA TOOLS include the brand NEW Premium Website. This password-protected website contains a suite of digital resources, making it easy for students and instructors to access all of the e-resources available with this text. Students can access all of the resources from the Book Companion Website in addition to premium content that includes multimedia resources like Heinle playlists, grammar and cultural podcasts, the complete video program, the complete SAM audio program, as well as interactive practice activities.

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French Music CD  (ISBN-10: 1413014402 | ISBN-13: 9781413014402)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Susan St. Onge

Susan St. Onge is a distinguished professor of French at Christopher Newport University. In addition to INTERACTION, Susan and Ronald St. Onge are co-authors of LA CIVILISATION FRANÇAISE EN ÉVOLUTION, Volumes I and II.

Ronald St. Onge

Ronald St. Onge, a native French speaker, is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William and Mary. Both Ron and Susan are visible figures in the language community, well-respected for their successful and effective textbooks and their dedication to students. Ron is praised for his exceptional selection of cultural and literary readings for INTERACTION, while Susan’s grammatical explanations have been lauded as “practical and concise.”