Autour de la litterature: Ecriture et lecture aux cours moyens de français (with Audio CD)
The Fifth Edition of AUTOUR DE LA LITTÉRATURE retains its unique approach to literature, encouraging students to play and create with the language as they explore both classical and non-traditional Francophone literature. The Fifth Edition consists of thirty-one texts divided into three groups on the basis of difficulty. AUTOUR DE LA LITTÉRATURE is printed in workbook format in order both to facilitate writing activities and to break down the fear and mistrust that many students have of literature. While maintaining the basic style and thrust of previous editions, changes are aimed at responding even more directly to changing student interests. This new edition includes a new Companion Website, including reading guide questions with accompanying answers, to aid in student comprehension.
Could Be Better
By Angela Leigh "Ana" - May 9, 2011
I needed this book for a college level class and I feel that as textbooks go there are definitely better and clearer ones out there. I felt like I had to struggle to understand a lot of the poetry and the stories. I had to keep a French/English dictionary fairly close by at all times. It could have been the class and the professor (both of which I didn't care much for either) but I really struggled in this French class to make sense of the lessons.
Also, it's a fairly expensive book and you don't get too much out of it. The CD is great to listen along with to help with your speaking, but really it's just reading some of the poems in the book. If you're buying this on your own I'd suggest you keep looking for something that will help you individually. If you, like me, are using it for class buy it used or rent it. This isn't anything that I'm ever going to pick up again and thumb through. In fact, I believe I sold it back to the store.
By Patrick D. Cameron - September 2, 2009
For a french textbook this one leaves much to be desired. Some practice questions and context on the pieces of work found within.
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This book uses language as a tool to explore the cultures of the French-speaking world with this complete one-volume intermediate French program. Cultural themes serve as the unifying element within ...