Higher Education

Cengage Advantage Books: Mais Oui!, Volume 2, 5th Edition

  • Chantal P. Thompson Brigham Young University
  • Elaine M. Phillips Educational Consultant
  • ISBN-10: 1111835837  |  ISBN-13: 9781111835835
  • 480 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.25
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About

Overview

MAIS OUI!’s success was founded on its unique guided approach that engages students in the discovery of the French language and Francophone cultures. Through its proven methodology that entails “thinking” then “observing and inferring” and finally “confirming,” the program skillfully encourages students to discover for themselves how the language works. Students move rapidly through the material, developing these essential critical-thinking skills and uncovering the multiple layers of meaning. What they acquire in this manner is stored in long-term memory, facilitating a faster development of proficiency. The fifth edition offers seven new high-interest readings based on careful consideration of reviewer feedback. A new Culture Portfolio section, Bloguez! is integrated into every culture section of the textbook. The online Culture Portfolio is hosted via the iLrn Heinle Learning center through the Share It! feature and allows students to interact with their classmates, post pictures, videos, and make cross-cultural comparisons. By the use of familiar online or offline tools, students are encouraged to communicate between each others, leveraging the technical and cultural inputs they acquire through each chapter.

Features and Benefits

  • MAIS OUI!’s inductive approach engages students in the discovery of the French language by providing the strategies they need to think independently, analyze, draw analogies, and infer meaning.
  • Carefully selected real-world listening and reading materials are used as an entry point into the French language. Through a hierarchy of tasks, students develop strategies that enable them to process this input successfully, which serves as a natural stage for the introduction of vocabulary, grammar, culture, and the practice of language functions.
  • Task-based practice features carefully crafted activities that develop students’ critical-thinking skills. By the end of the MAIS OUI! program, students are able to express personal meaning about a variety of topics, ask and answer questions, and deal with everyday situations in French.
  • “Notes culturelles,” “Culture et réfléxion,” and “Synthèse culturelle” sections provide abundant information about French and Francophone culture and serve as a springboard for task-based activities that engage students in examining their own cultural perspectives.
  • iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center 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, a class blog, diagnostic activities that generate a personalized study plan for each student, and access to a variety of online tutorial services.

Table of Contents

CHAPITRE 7: VOYAGES ET TRANSPORTS.
Étape 1. À l’écoute: À l’hôtel. Note culturelle: Le logement des vacances. Prononciation: Les semi-voyelles [w] et [ ]. Structure: Talking about coming and going; Les verbes comme sortir. Structure: Situating events in time; Depuis / Il y a / Pendant. Étape 2. Lecture: Un voyage en Afrique. Notes culturelles: La Tunisie; Le Sénégal. Structures: Talking about travel; Le verbe (re)venir; Les prépositions avec les noms géographiques. Stratégie de communication: Asking for information or help. Note culturelle: La politesse. Vocabulaire: Activités de vacances. Vocabulaire: Les pays. Culture et réflexion: Les vacances des Français; Les Français en voiture. Étape 3. À l’écoute: À la gare. Notes culturelles: Les trains en France; Renseignements utiles. Prononciation: La letter l. Structure: Traveling by train; Les verbes en –re. Structure: Referring to someone already mentioned; Les pronoms d’objet indirect. Étape 4: Intégration. Littérature: Le voyage du petit prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry). Par écrit: Wish you were here! Strategies: Taking audience into account; Using a telegraphic style. Synthèse culturelle: Voyages et découvertes.
CHAPITRE 8: LES RELATIONS HUMAINES.
Étape 1. À l’écoute: L’amitié. Note culturelle: Ami? Copain? Prononciation: La letter g. Structure: Describing how things used to be; L’imparfait. Structure: Talking about friendships; Les verbes pronominaux. Étape 2. Lecture: Il n’était pas mon genre, et pourtant…. Note culturelle: Le mariage et le PACS. Vocabulaire: Rencontres et relations. Vocabulaire: Les tâches domestiques. Structure: Linking ideas; Les pronoms relatifs qui et que (qu’). Structure: Describing relationships; Reprise: les pronoms d’objet direct et indirect: te, nous et vous. Culture et réflexion: L’amitié; «Dating». Étape 3. À l’écoute: Le Bonheur. Prononciation: Les consonnes finales (suite). Structure: Expressing obligation and necessity; Le verbe devoir. Stratégie de communication: Making suggestions / Giving advice. Étape 4: Intégration. Littérature: Qu’est-ce que signifie «apprivoiser»?(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry). Par écrit: The way we were. Strategies: Using reporters’ questions; Talking about the way things were. Synthèse culturelle: Qu’est-ce qu’un(e) ami(e)?
CHAPITRE 9: LES SOUVENIRS.
Étape 1. À l’écoute: Un souvenir d’école. Prononciation: [e] ou []?. Structure: Telling a story about the past; L’imparfait et le passé composé. Étape 2. Lecture: Fêtes et traditions. Note culturelle: Le Ramadan. Stratégie de communication: Expressing thanks, congratulations, and good wishes. Structure: Comparing traditions and holidays; Le superlatif. Culture et réflexion: Le souvenir à travers les griots • Le souvenir à travers les devises • Le souvenir à travers la langue. Étape 3. À l’écoute: Un souvenir de voyage. Prononciation: «C’est pur, c’est français!». Structure: Saying you know someone or something; Les verbes savoir et connaître. Structure: Using negative expressions; Les expressions ne… rien, ne… personne, ne… pas encore. Étape 4: Intégration. Littérature: La concordance des temps (Tahar Ben Jelloun). Par écrit: I had so much fun! Strategies: Using sentence cues; Organizing a story in the past. Synthèse culturelle: L’influence du passé.
CHAPITRE 10: LA VIE DE TOUS LES JOURS.
Étape 1. À l’écoute: La routine quotidienne. Prononciation: Le e caduc. Structure: Talking about daily routines; Les verbes réfléchis. Structure: Saying what you did; Les verbes réfléchis au passé composé. Étape 2. Lecture: Denim, mode d’emploi. Notes culturelles: Les soldes; La bienséance. Vocabulaire: Les vêtements. Structures: Saying what you wear and when; Le verbe mettre; Les pronoms avec l’impératif. Note culturelle: Les compliments. Stratégie de communication: Giving and responding to compliments. Culture et réflexion: La haute couture; Les costumes régionaux. Étape 3. À l’écoute: La forme. Prononciation: Le e caduc (suite). Vocabulaire: Les traits du visage. Structure: Discussing health and exercise; Le pronom y. Étape 4: Intégration. Littérature: Une abominable feuille d’érable sur la glace (Roch Carrier). Par écrit: Close encounters. Strategies: Viewing different facets of an object; Making descriptions vivid. Synthèse culturelle: Apparence et impressions.
CHAPITRE 11: PLANS ET PROJETS.
Étape 1. À l’écoute: Le monde du travail. Prononciation: Le s français: [s] ou [z]? Vocabulaire: Pour parler du travail. Structure: Thinking about the future; L’infinitif. Structure: Planning for a career; Le futur simple. Étape 2. Lecture: Le marché de l’emploi: les deux France. Structure: Identifying conditions and consequences; Le futur simple après certaines locutions. Structure: Adding emphasis; Les pronoms toniques. Vocabulaire: La réussite professionnelle. Culture et réflexion: Le monde des affaires; La femme au Sénégal. Étape 3. À l’écoute: Hommes et femmes— l’égalité. Note culturelle: Le gouvernement français. Prononciation: Les nombres. Structure: Qualifying an action; Les adverbes. Stratégie de communication: Taking part in a conversation • Interrupting. Note culturelle: Culture et conversation. Étape 4: Intégration. Littérature: Une si longue lettre (Mariama Bâ). Par écrit: In my crystal ball . . .. Strategies: Webbing • Adding variety to sentence beginnings. Synthèse culturelle: Réussir sa vie. CHAPITRE 12: SOUCIS ET RÊVES.
Étape 1. À l’écoute: Des questions de santé. Note culturelle: La médecine en France. Prononciation: Liaisons obligatoires et liaisons défendues. Structure: Discussing symptoms, remedies, and general health; Le pronom en. Structure: Saying what you would do; Le conditionnel. Étape 2. Lecture: Les fantasmes des Français. Structure: Hypothesizing; Le conditionnel (suite). Culture et réflexion: Soucis et rêves de l’Afrique (Aminata Sow Fall). Étape 3. À l’écoute: La mondialisation. Prononciation: Rythme et intonation. Stratégie de communication: Providing opinions. Étape 4: Intégration. Littérature: Les Choses (Georges Perec). Par écrit: If only…. Strategies: Looping • Adding variety through analogy. Synthèse culturelle: Voeux et inquiétudes.
CHAPITRE COMPLÉMENTAIRE: DES QUESTIONS D’ACTUALITÉ.
Lecture: L’immigration. Structure: Expressing beliefs and desires, Le présent du subjonctif. À l’écoute: L’appel de l’abbé Pierre. Vocabulaire: Pauvreté et mobilization. Structures: Expressing personal viewpoints; Subjonctif ou infinitive?; Le subjonctif irrégulier. Littérature: Chemin-d’école (Patrick Chamoiseau).
Appendice: Conjugaison des verbes.
Lexique.
Français-Anglais.
Anglais-Français.

What's New

  • MAIS OUI! uses literature as a culminating point in each chapter’s “Quatrième étape: intégration” to stretch and enhance students’ reading skills, to synthesize the chapter’s content, and to bring closure to the chapter’s theme. The fifth edition offers seven new high-interest readings based on careful consideration of reviewer feedback.
  • Cultural content has been updated; it is more contemporary, and it expands into a variety of Francophone cultures.
  • A new “Culture Portfolio” section, Bloguez! is integrated into every culture section of the textbook. The online Culture Portfolio is hosted via the iLrn Heinle Learning center through the “Share It!” feature. In the textbook, students are given prompts and suggestions for topics to include in their personalized cultural portfolio. The “Share It!” feature allows students to interact with their classmates, post pictures, videos, and make cross-cultural comparisons.
  • The revised “Synthèse culturelle” sections incorporate new video footage featuring native Francophone speakers sharing their perspective on different cultural topics. The complete set of video activities is now featured in the lab manual portion of the Student Activities Manual and on the iLrn Heinle Learning Center.
  • Revisions to the listening passages reflect the current day realities of the Francophone world.
  • Practice activities, both receptive and productive, have been added and revised to ensure that there is ample opportunity for practice, and that each practice is meaningful.
  • Vocabulary has been updated and now includes new technology terms.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I find this approach to language much more engaging for the students by requiring students to utilize critical thinking and teaches them to become more independent, inquisitive thinkers."

— Scott Powers, University of Mary Washington

"The models for structures are very clear and there is an abundance of exercises where students can practice, ranging from drill type exercises to more open ended activities . . . excellent!"

— Donna Coulet du Gard, University of Delaware

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, Testing Audio CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111832722 | ISBN-13: 9781111832728)

This valuable resource provides you with tips on how to bring students from partial to full control of intermediate speaking functions. Watch how the MAIS OUI! method is applied in Chantal Thompson's own classroom. A series of video segments on DVD-ROM capture her and her colleague teaching the concepts from Chapitre préliminaire through Chapitre 3, as well as the À l'écoute and Prononciation sections for Chapitres 4 through 6. Also included on the CD are lesson plans, sample syllabi, grammar charts, vocabulary presentations, and the MAIS OUI! videoscript. A set of chapter-specific info-gap/communicative activities are found on this robust Instructor Resource CD-ROM.

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1111832730 | ISBN-13: 9781111832735)

The MAIS OUI! video contains thirteen modules that reinforce and expand on the themes, vocabulary, and language functions presented in the textbook, with realistic situations and real-world language. Filmed on location in the streets of Aix-en-Provence and other parts of France, each module features recurring characters in a situational segment and live interviews with Francophone speakers. New to the fifth edition is an additional series of engaging interviews to accompany the Synthèse culturelle in the textbook.

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Answer Key with Audio Script  (ISBN-10: 1111832749 | ISBN-13: 9781111832742)

This ancillary provides the answers to the Student Activities Manual and includes the audio script.

Quia Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111945357 | ISBN-13: 9781111945350)

Designed specifically for world language educators and today's computer-savvy students, Quia is an advanced and easy-to-use e-learning platform for delivering activities to students via the Web. Focus on giving your students the individual feedback they need by saving time on grading SAM assignments, customizing activities and questions, and setting up your course in a few simple steps. A complete online workbook and homework package with interactive exercises and Web links, Quia is also an integrated course management system that automatically grades many types of exercises and then sends the results straight to a versatile cross-platform electronic grade book that allows you to track the results for individual students and your entire class. Quia even has a floating accent bar for world languages! Students can purchase instant access to Quia at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

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Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111945276 | ISBN-13: 9781111945275)

The text's new Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. Students have complimentary access to the complete in-text audio program, auto-graded vocabulary and grammar quizzes, cultural Web search activities, Google Earth coordinates, iTunes playlist, and Web links. Premium password-protected content is also conveniently posted to the MAIS OUI! Website. Those resources include the complete SAM audio program, the complete video program, audio-enhanced flashcards, vocabulary and grammar podcasts and over thirty grammar tutorial videos. Students can purchase instant access to the premium resources at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

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Personal Tutor French 3-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111945411 | ISBN-13: 9781111945411)

Available with the text for a nominal fee, Personal Tutor gives your students access to one-on-one, online tutoring help from a subject-area expert. In Personal Tutor's virtual classroom, students interact with the tutor and other students using two-way audio, an interactive whiteboard for illustrating the problem, and instant messaging. To ask a question, students simply click to raise a "hand." For proprietary, college, and university adopters only. For details, consult your Cengage Learning representative. Students may purchase access to Personal Tutor at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

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This all-in-one diagnostic, tutorial, assessment, assignment, and course management system saves you time and saves your students money! Everything your students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to the dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment of iLrn: Heinle Learning Center, including an interactive diagnostic study tool, an audio-enhanced eBook, companion videos, interactive VoiceBoard, and over thirty grammar tutorial videos. For instructors, the iLrn: Heinle Learning Center features solutions organized around what you do day to day, saving you time on course set up and administrative tasks! With its easy-to-use interface, you can manage students' varying skill levels, set up an entire term's work in minutes, assign audio-enhanced tests and activities, access students' grades, and more. The new Share It! Feature enables sharing and uploading files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows students to comment and rate their classmates' uploaded material. Students can purchase instant access to the iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

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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

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1111832730 | ISBN-13: 9781111832735)

The MAIS OUI! video contains thirteen modules that reinforce and expand on the themes, vocabulary, and language functions presented in the textbook, with realistic situations and real-world language. Filmed on location in the streets of Aix-en-Provence and other parts of France, each module features recurring characters in a situational segment and live interviews with Francophone speakers. New to the fifth edition is an additional series of engaging interviews to accompany the Synthèse culturelle in the textbook.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.50

Answer Key with Audio Script  (ISBN-10: 1111832749 | ISBN-13: 9781111832742)

This ancillary provides the answers to the Student Activities Manual and includes the audio script.

List Price = $11.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $9.00

Quia Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111945357 | ISBN-13: 9781111945350)

Designed specifically for today's computer-savvy students, Quia is an advanced and easy-to-use e-learning platform for delivering activities to you via the Web. A complete online workbook and homework package with interactive exercises and Web links, Quia is also an integrated course management system that automatically grades many types of exercises and then sends the results straight to a versatile cross-platform electronic grade book that allows you to track your results. Quia even has a floating accent bar for world languages! You can purchase instant access to Quia at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

List Price = $94.00  | CengageBrain Price = $94.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.00

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111945276 | ISBN-13: 9781111945275)

The text's new Premium Web site is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. You have complimentary access to the complete in-text audio program, auto-graded vocabulary and grammar quizzes, cultural Web search activities, Google Earth coordinates, iTunes playlist, and Web links. Premium password-protected content is also conveniently posted to the MAIS OUI! Website. Those resources include the complete SAM audio program, the complete video program, audio-enhanced flashcards, vocabulary and grammar podcasts and over thirty grammar tutorial videos. You can purchase instant access to the premium resources at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

List Price = $35.00  | CengageBrain Price = $35.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.00

Personal Tutor French 3-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111945411 | ISBN-13: 9781111945411)

Personal Tutor is your ticket to live, one-on-one tutoring with an online subject area expert who has a copy of your textbook. In Personal Tutor's virtual classroom, you will interact with the tutor and other students using two-way audio, an interactive whiteboard for illustrating the problem, and instant messaging. To ask a question, simply click to raise a "hand". You may purchase access to Personal Tutor at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

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iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111945470 | ISBN-13: 9781111945473)

Save time and money . . . iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center has everything you need to master the skills and contents of the course-all built right in to this dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment, including a powerful study tool that helps you determine your unique study needs then gives you a Personalized Study plan. You will also have access to an audio-enhanced eBook with integrated activities, companion videos, an interactive VoiceBoard with helpful role plays, an online SAM with audio, live, online tutoring with a French teaching expert, and over thirty grammar tutorial videos. The new Share It! Feature enables sharing and uploading files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows you to comment and rate your classmates' uploaded material. You can purchase instant access to the iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

List Price = $145.00  | CengageBrain Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00

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 = $144.95  | CengageBrain Price = $144.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chantal P. Thompson

Chantal Péron Thompson is a native of Quimper, France. She graduated valedictorian from one of the largest high schools in France (le Lycée de Kérichen à Brest) and developed a love of writing under the spell of the wind-swept coast of Brittany. At age sixteen, she was National Champion of France in the long jump. She went on to attend the University of Rennes and came to the United States to perfect her English and attend graduate school. She ended up getting married and staying! She has been on the faculty at Brigham Young University since 1973 and has earned many teaching awards. The latest is a distinguished University Professorship (1998-2008). She founded the African Studies Program at Brigham Young University and has taken several groups of students to Senegal. She currently directs first-year French courses and trains and supervises a team of fifteen to eighteen student instructors each semester. Thompson is a certified ACTFL Tester and Trainer and conducts workshops worldwide on teaching and testing for proficiency. Her speaking engagements have included keynote addresses at major conferences from Salem, Oregon, to Bangkok, Thailand. She has also presented a series of ACTFL webinars (March-April 2011). Thompson is the primary author of MAIS OUI! a first-year French text (Houghton Mifflin/Cengage Learning 1996, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2012); ENSUITE, a second-year text (McGraw-Hill, 1989, 1993, 1998, 2003); and MOMENTS LITTÉRAIRES, a literary anthology for intermediate-level courses (Heinle/Cengage Learning, 1992, 2006).

Elaine M. Phillips

Elaine M. Phillips has an M.A. in French literature and a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Her career in foreign language education spans more than thirty years including teaching French in an American high school in Germany and in college and junior college in Texas. She also supervised and taught methods courses for student teachers and graduate courses in Foreign Language Education at UT Austin. Her previous experience as director of the LOTE Center for Educator Development focused on foreign language standards implementation and professional development for in-service teachers. She served as Project Director for the 2007 Texas Language Summit, which assessed economic, social, and cultural imperatives for language competency in Texas for the National Security Education Program, co-authoring LANGUAGE ROADMAP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: TEXAS. Phillips is currently a language education and evaluation consultant.