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  • Michèle Bissière University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • ISBN-10: 130510563X  |  ISBN-13: 9781305105638
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2008
  • © 2016 | Published
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Overview

Ideal for instructors and students wishing for more cultural content than that found in a traditional Intermediate / Advanced textbook, SEQUENCES' thematic threads are devoted to mature, interesting topics that intertwine the study of grammar and culture with highly contextualized discussions of specific films and authentic readings. By viewing recent Francophone films, reading reviews of the films, researching related cultural issues on the Internet, and discussing issues raised by the movies, students will discover the many facets of Francophone life, master related vocabulary, and feel confident in their ability to discuss issues raised in or out of the classroom. The flexible nature of the text allows instructors to tailor their course in a variety of ways by varying film selections each semester, using material not covered in class as an additional source of enrichment, or by teaching a very dense or less rigorous course.

Features and Benefits

  • Creative and highly communicative text elements help students evaluate Francophone films and the sociopolitical topics they tackle while remaining focused on the Intermediate / Advanced 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 is 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

0. VOCABULAIRE. LE VOCABULAIRE DU CINÉMA.
Thèmes. Le cinéma en France. Le Festival de Cannes. Introduction aux films de Séquences.
Lecture. Article: Quand les Français vont au cinéma (1995), par Jacques Pécheur. 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. La vie étudiante. Voyager et vivre à l''étranger. Le logement. Le programme Erasmus. Les différences culturelles. L''université en France.
Thèmes. Les études. Les voyages. Les langues. Les différences culturelles. L''Union européenne.
Lecture. Fiction autobiographique: L''étudiant étranger: expériences d''un Français dans une université américaine.
Grammaire. Adjectifs de nationalité. Prépositions avec pays/villes. La forme interrogative.
2. L''EXIL ET LA PERTE: MONSIEUR LAZHAR.
Vocabulaire. L''école. La mort et le deuil. La vie quotidienne.
Thèmes. L''Algérie. Le Québec. L''enfance. L''identité culturelle. L''immigration et l''exil.
Lecture. Récit: Le testament des solitudes (2007), par Emmelie Prophète. Trois générations de femmes haïtiennes racontent l''exil.
Grammaire. Les temps du passé (Passé composé/imparfait/plus-que-parfait).
3. DE L''ADOLESCENCE À L''ÂGE ADULTE: PERSÉPOLIS.
Vocabulaire. La description. Les étapes de la vie. La famille. L''oppression politique et religieuse. La guerre. L''art.
Thèmes. Écrire ou filmer en français. L''Iran. L''adolescence. L''identité. L''exil. L''oppression politique et religieuse.
Lecture. Fiction: Les aurores montréales (1996), par Monique Proulx. Un narrateur anonyme écrit une lettre dans laquelle il parle de sa vie d''immigrant à Montréal.
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. La description psychologique.
Thèmes. 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), pas 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.
Thèmes. La colonisation. L''Indochine. Les relations mre-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.
Thèmes. Les relations hommes-femmes. L''immigration en France. Les Franco-Maghrébins. Les mariages arrangés. Le baccalauréat.
Lecture. Articles de presse (Le Monde, 2000) sur la disparition d''une élève sénégalaise pendant sa dernière année de lycée.
Grammaire. Le future. Le conditionnel. Les phrases hypothétiques.
7. ÉCOLE ET SOCIÉTÉ: ENTRE LES MURS.
Vocabulaire. La vie scolaire. Les conflits.
Thèmes. Le système éducatif, en particulier le collège. L''éducation prioritaire. Les relations profs-élèves.
Lecture. Extraits: Chagrin d''école (2007), par Daniel Pennac. Dialogue et réflexions sur l''école d''aujourd''hui.
Grammaire. Le subjonctif.
8. LA VIE ET SES OBSTACLES: INTOUCHABLES.
Vocabulaire. Le handicap. L''humour. L''emploi. L''habitat.
Thmes. La banlieue française. Les loisirs. La diversité socio-culturelle. L''amitié.
Lecture. Fiction: Kiffe Kiffe demain (2004), par Faïza Guène. Une adolescente raconte le quotidien d''une banlieue parisienne.
Grammaire. Révision: La forme interrogative. Les pronoms personnels; 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.
Thèmes. Le Sénégal. La condition de la femme. La politique et l''économie. La tradition et la modernité. La polygamie.
Lecture. Article: Polygamie d''hier et d''aujourd''hui (Le Français dans le monde, 2003).
Grammaire. Révision: Les pronoms personnels; y et en. Le conditionnel. Les pronoms relatifs. Les pronoms démonstratifs.

What's New

  • The third edition features a stronger emphasis on authentic spoken French through analysis and practice of dialogues and recorded quotes from the films under the sections “Qui a dit quoi” and “Le français parlé.”
  • The Prononciation module has been expanded in the Préparation à la discussion section of each Cahier chapter.
  • A new, personalized “Et vous?” section has been added to the text and Student Activities Manual. This section allows students to speak and/or write about themselves while practicing the vocabulary and grammar of the chapter.
  • Increased visuals in this edition prompt students to re-analyze scenes and themes and to make connections among films.
  • The Premium Website features the complete textbook and Student Activities Manual audio programs, 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: 130510983X | ISBN-13: 9781305109834)

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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.