Votre Tour Intermediate French Author:Jean-Paul Valette, Rebecca Valette The main objective of À votre tour! is to advance students to a level at which they can comfortably express themselves on a variety of French and francophone topics. Avoiding the excessive rigor of most intermediate texts, À votre tour! immerses students in authentic language and cultural contexts to achieve three key objectives: t... more »o build and reinforce oral and written communicative skills, to develop reading skills and cultural awareness, and to forge a strong linguistic base.
New!Tête à tête communicative activities require one student to use communicative skills to elicit unknown details from another student in order to complete a task, with basic vocabulary and grammar structures recycled to reinforce previously learned material.
New! Integrated video correlates to the Français Pratique section of each unit and to corresponding video activities provided in the Student Activities Manual.
New! Updated cultural material highlights recent cultural trends, such as prices expressed in euros, French phone numbers with appropriate area codes; reflects the current political realities; and offers many entry points for further development of cultural awareness, grammar, and lexical points.
A broad introduction to French and Francophone cultures provides authentic language and cultural contexts without an intense grammar curriculum?adapted for students who might take French as a minor, rather than a major.
Accessible presentation enables students with basic conversational and grammar skills to achieve success through careful pacing, cyclical review and re-entry of structures and vocabulary, and engaging conversational material.
Solid grammar review builds a framework by first covering basic structures and expressions, then adding more advanced concepts to expand students' linguistic abilities.