Higher Education

Invitation au monde francophone, 2nd Edition

  • includes Audio CD
  • Gilbert A. Jarvis The Ohio State University
  • Thérèse M. Bonin The Ohio State University
  • Diane W. Birckbichler The Ohio State University
  • Anne Lair The University of Utah
  • ISBN-10: 1413001335  |  ISBN-13: 9781413001334
  • 496 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2000, 1995
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $230.25

About

Overview

Helps students acquire proficiency in communicating within culturally-significant contexts, inviting students to examine and appreciate differences and similarities among individuals and cultures in an interconnected world.

Features and Benefits

  • CHEZ NOUS sections offer a first person account of life in a variety of French-speaking countries; INFO-CULTURE discusses day-to-day living and explores cultural values; and Francophone culture contextualizes activities throughout the text.
  • Students learn French in situational/functional context. For example, the SITUATION conversations that accompany each EXPLORATION take place in an authentic situational or functional context designed to illustrate "real-life" use of the language. Grammar exercises are also placed in a context to demonstrate ways in which the grammar could be used in authentic cultural settings or in situations typically encountered in daily life. The "task-based" activities that accompany the SITUATIONS further illustrate language functions.
  • The entire francophone world is emphasized as much as continental France and traditional francophone countries such as Belgium or Switzerland.
  • Explorations sections form a logical progression from understanding a particular grammar topic to practicing it in meaningful contexts, and most importantly, to using these forms in communicative situations. Three grammar points are introduced in each chapter.
  • Short dialogues allow frequent practice of new vocabulary and give students the opportunity to work on pronunciation.
  • INTÉGRATION ET PERSPECTIVES sections provide activities that synthesize everything students have learned in the chapter and feature a reading, a writing and listening activity. Strategies guide students in their practice of these important skills.

Table of Contents

PRÉLIMINAIRE: PREMIERS CONTACTS.
Vocabulaire et expressions utiles: Bonjour tout le monde! Dans la salle de classe. Quelques expressions utiles. Quel jour c''est? Les nombres de 0 à 31. Bien prononcer: L''alphabet.
1. LA VIE À L''UNIVERSITÉ.
Vocabulaire: Faisons connaissance. Culture: Passe d''abord ton bac! Et après le bac? Chez nous en Suisse. Formes et fonctions: Les noms et les articles. Les verbes du premier groupe. La forme interrogative et la forme négative. Lire: Mosaïque. Écouter: Au téléphone. Écrire: Réponse. Bien prononcer: La Liaison.
2. IDENTITÉ.
Vocabulaire: Qui est-ce? Culture: Français, qui êtes vous? Images du Québec. Chez nous au Canada. Formes et fonctions: Le verbe être et quelques adjectives. Les adjectifs qualificatifs. Les nombres de 30 à 100. Lire: Vos papiers, s''il vous plaît. Écouter: Cours pour étrangers. Écrire: Un programme d''échanges. Bien prononcer: Le masculin et le féminin des adjectifs.
3. LA FAMILE ET LE LOGEMENT.
Vocabulaire: La maison. Culture: Maison individuelle ou appartement? La famille française. Chez nous en Louisiane. Formes et fonctions: Le verbe avoir et les membres de la famille. La préposition de et les adjectifs possessifs. Les adjectifs prénominaux. Lire: Le Français moyen, c''est nous! Écouter: Accueil France Famille. Écrire: Votre famille. Bien prononcer: Les voyelles nasales.
4. BON VOYAGE!
Vocabulaire: Les voyages. Culture: Vive les vacances! Les Antilles. Chez nous à Tahiti. Formes et fonctions: Le verbe aller. Les prépositions et les noms de lieux. Les nombres supérieurs à 100 et les nombres ordinaux. Lire: Voyage aux Antilles. Écouter: À l''agence de voyages. Écrire: Au Syndicat d''Initiative. Bien prononcer: La voyelle nasale ã.
5. BON APPÉTIT!
Vocabulaire: La nourriture et les magasins d''alimentation. Culture: Les repas. Bon appétit! Chez nous en Haïti. Formes et fonctions: Les adjectifs démonstratifs. Le partitif. Le verbe prendre et le verbe boire. Lire: La jardinière de légumes. Écouter: Vous travaillez dans un restaurant. Bien prononcer: Le r français.
6. LE CADRE DE VIE.
Vocabulaire: Mon pays, ma ville, mon quartier. Culture: Les moyens de transport. Les villes et la vie urbaine. Chez nous en Mauritanie. Formes et fonctions: Les prepositions. Le verbe faire. Les mots interrogatifs et l''inversion. Lire: Où habiter? Écouter: Un nouvel appartement. Écrire: On fait un peu de publicité. Bien prononcer: Les voyelles /i/, /y/, /u/.
7. LE TEMPS PASSÉ.
Vocabulaire: Sondage d''opinion sur la télévision et les spectacles. Culture: La télévision; Le programme télé. Chez nous à Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Formes et fonctions: L''heure. Le passé compose avec l''auxiliaire avoir. Choisir et les verbes du deuxième groupe. Lire: Qu''est-ce qu''il y a à la télé? Écouter: Télévision: Sélections du soir. Écrire: Au programme ce soir. Bien prononcer: Le son /s/ et le son /z/.
8. LA PLUIE ET LE BEAU TEMPS.
Vocabulaire: Quel temps fait-il? Culture: La France et son climat. Tour d''horizon climatique. Chez nous au Togo. Formes et fonctions: Les verbes conjugués comme partir et comme venir. Le passé composé avec l''auxiliaire être. Depuis et autres expressions de temps. Lire: Une année sous les tropiques. Écouter: Île de La Réunion: Bulletin météorologique. Écrire: Souvenirs de voyage. Bien prononcer: Les voyelles fermées et les voyelles ouvertes.
9. LE MONDE DU TRAVAIL.
Vocabulaire: Professions et métiers. Culture: Les Français au travail. L''entrée des jeunes dans le monde du travail. Chez nous au Niger. Formes et fonctions: Les verbes vouloir, pouvoir et devoir. Les pronoms compléments d''objet direct. Le subjonctif avec il faut et il vaut mieux. Lire: Études et travail. Écouter: Demande d''emploi. Écrire: Lettre de demande d''emploi. Bien prononcer: Les voyelles /y/, /ø/, /�/.
10. ON FAIT DES ACHATS.
Vocabulaire: Les achats. Culture: Faire du shopping en France. Petite histoire de l''Union européenne. Chez nous au Maroc. Formes et fonctions: Les verbes comme vendre. L''impératif. Le comparatif et le superlatif. Lire: Acheter ou ne pas acheter? Écouter: Soldes de printemps. Écrire: On fait de la pub! Bien prononcer: La lettre e.
11. ÊTRE BIEN DANS SA PEAU.
Vocabulaire: La santé et le sport. Culture: Les Français et le sport. Les Français et la santé. Chez nous au Québec. Formes et fonctions: L''infinitif et le présent des verbes réfléchis. Le passé composé des verbes réfléchis. L''impératif des verbes réfléchis. Lire: Être et rester en forme. Écouter: Quoi?! Tu n''es pas encore prête? Écrire: Journal d''un étudiant fatigué Quoi?! Tu n''es pas encore prête? Bien prononcer: Les consonnes /p/ /t/ /k/.
12. LE PASSÉ ET LES SOUVENIRS.
Vocabulaire: La vie et les sentiments. Culture: Rites et coutumes. Le Jour du débarquement. Chez nous à Madagascar. Formes et fonctions: L''imparfait et le passé compose. Les pronoms y et en. La négation. Lire: "Barbara." Écouter: "Familiale." Écrire: Les étapes de la vie. Bien prononcer: Le système vocalique français.
13. DES GOÛTS ET DES COULEURS.
Vocabulaire: Être et paraître. Culture: Les nouveaux visages de la mode. Les gestes parlent. Chez nous en Guinée. Formes et fonctions: Les compléments d''objet indirect. Les verbes conjugués comme mettre. Le subjonctif avec les verbes de volition, d''émotion et de doute. Lire: L''ABC des bonnes manières. Écouter: Aux Galeries Lafayette. Écrire: Portraits. Bien prononcer: Les semi-voyelles.
14. LE MONDE D''AUJOURD''HUI ET DE DEMAIN.
Vocabulaire: À la une des journaux. Culture: "Liberté, égalité, fraternité." Le mouvement écologique. Chez nous au Cameroun. Formes et fonctions: Le futur et le futur antérieur. Le conditionnel et la phrase conditionnelle. Les pronoms relatifs. Lire: Soyez acteurs de l''environnement. Écouter: "Les Verts." Écrire: l''environnement. Bien prononcer: Le français familier.
15. LES ARTS ET LA VIE.
Vocabulaire: Sondage d''opinion sur les arts et les loisirs. Culture: La vie culturelle. Les musées de Paris. Chez nous au Sénégal. Formes et fonctions: Les pronoms démonstratifs. Le plus-que-parfait et le conditionnel passé. Le participe présent et l''infinitif. Lire: Van Gogh et Millet enfin réunis. Écouter: On va au cinéma? Écrire: Critiques de films. Bien prononcer: Comment lire la poésie classique.

What's New

  • Info-culture sections which provide information on everyday life, have been revised, up-dated, and expanded upon to show French and French speakers in a global context, and many of the ET VOUS? activities have been rewritten for greater student interest.
  • CHEZ NOUS sections have been revised so that they are better integrated with the chapter theme and now include pre- and post-reading pedagogy that will help beginning students better master the material. The pre-reading questions trigger interest in the material before students read it; post-reading questions test comprehension and ask students to go to outside sources, such as the Internet, to explore a topic further.
  • New locales described in CHEZ NOUS sections include Louisiana, Haiti, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon among others.
  • The presentation of the imperfect and the subjunctive are introduced earlier (Chapter 12), allowing students more time for practicing these verb structures which are often difficult for students to grasp.
  • BIEN PRONONCER sections now appear in every chapter and provide discrimination and oral practice exercises so that students can work on improving pronunciation throughout the entire course.
  • New vocabulary related to current technology teaches students words that are increasingly becoming part of day-to-day language.
  • New technology supplements include a QUIA online workbook/lab manual that provides students with immediate feedback and instructors with a gradebook and course management features; a WebTutor� Toolbox on WebCT and Blackboard Study Guide; a student CD-ROM; and an Instructor's Resource CD-ROM with testing program that makes planning the course fully customizable.
  • The text audio program has been expanded to now include recordings of the situations as well as chapter vocabulary.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"As far as I am concerned, among all the first year manuals I am familiar with, INVITATION does the best job in giving a real and practical comprehensive introduction to the whole francophone world. As universities in the United States increasingly reshape their programs around the notion of cultural diversity and globalization, administrators and colleagues around the country will embrace that aspect of the book."

— Alain-Phillipe Durand, University of Rhode Island

"The Info-culture sections seem to be much richer than the typical culture ‘blurbs’ found in many textbooks."

— Lara Mangiafico, George Mason University

". . .the new CHEZ NOUS pre- and post-reading activities are terrific. Without them, this section may have sparked interest in very motivated students, but now there is some reason for everybody to look."

— Patricia A. Pierce, Baylor University

"[I am] favorably impressed by the authors’ desire to update the cultural information, to present current language usage, to re-sequence certain grammatical presentations and to include pronunciation exercises in each chapter."

— George McCool, Towson University

"I am most attracted by programs that use the internet effectively to reinforce authentic situations and lead to interactive activities in class. This text does a nice job of this."

— Lynne Gelber, Skidmore College

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual on CD-ROM (with Testing Program)  (ISBN-10: 1413001432 | ISBN-13: 9781413001433)

This CD-ROM contains everything an instructor might need to help them teach the course, including lesson plans, teaching tips, oral situation cards, transparency masters, and a test item file with multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, short answer essays, and listening comprehension questions.

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Lab Audio Tapes  (ISBN-10: 1413001408 | ISBN-13: 9781413001402)

Contains the same material as the Lab Audio CDs, but in a cassette format.

Answer Key (with Lab Audioscript)  (ISBN-10: 1413001416 | ISBN-13: 9781413001419)

Includes answers to the Lab Manual plus the script for the Lab Audio CD's.

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

The French Music CD includes 21 songs from 16 artists who represent Francophone cultures from three continents. These songs offer observations about the human condition, including many of the principal themes in French music from the last 20 years--frustration, globalization, human relationships, individualism, inequality, life, love, nostalgia, pessimism, the role of women, the search for identity, social movements, and the working world. In addition to the music, an instructor’s manual provided on the text Website includes a short bibliography of critical writings on French music and pedagogical approaches to teaching with songs; a list of Websites featuring links to various resources concerning French music on the Internet; a complete guide, or explication de texte, for examining songs in great detail; and exercise sets for the 21 songs.

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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Instructor's Annotated Edition (with Audio CD)  (ISBN-10: 141300136X | ISBN-13: 9781413001365)

Annotations include targeted drills whenever a new grammar point is presented, teaching tips, additional cultural information, suggestions for expanding and contextualizing activities, ideas for pair and group activities.

Student Supplements

Invitation au monde francophone (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1413001343 | ISBN-13: 9781413001341)

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Workbook/Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1413001386 | ISBN-13: 9781413001389)

Uses authentic source materials with accompanying questions that help beginning students really comprehend real-world material and situations. A new Chez nous en France section complements what is done in the text by introducing students to the various regions of France.

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Answer Key (with Lab Audioscript)  (ISBN-10: 1413001416 | ISBN-13: 9781413001419)

Includes answers to the Lab Manual plus the script for the Lab Audio CD's.

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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

Bundle: Text + Workbook/Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1413086691 | ISBN-13: 9781413086690)

Helps students acquire proficiency in communicating within culturally-significant contexts, inviting students to examine and appreciate differences and similarities among individuals and cultures in an interconnected world.

List Price = $470.95  | CengageBrain Price = $470.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $353.75

Bundle: Text + Workbook/Lab Manual + Answer Key (with Lab Audioscript)  (ISBN-10: 1413082785 | ISBN-13: 9781413082784)

Helps students acquire proficiency in communicating within culturally-significant contexts, inviting students to examine and appreciate differences and similarities among individuals and cultures in an interconnected world.

List Price = $487.95  | CengageBrain Price = $487.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $367.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Anne Lair

Anne Lair directs the French Basic Language Program at the University of Utah where she also teaches undergraduate courses. In addition, she is the state program coordinator of the Secondary French Dual Immersion in Utah. She has published on symbolism of food in France, and French culture, and co-authored INVITATION AU MONDE FRANCOPHONE (Heinle, 2005). She is the recipient of several teaching awards including the ACTFL Nelson Brooks award (2013) for excellence in the teaching of culture. She has also been nominated for the Palmes Académiques (2016), an award given by the French Government in recognition of her contribution to promoting the French language and culture.