C'est ce qu'on dit

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500 pp., 8.5 x 11
Paperback
ISBN: 9781626165939 (1626165939)


March 2019

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C'est ce qu'on dit
Deuxième année de français
Teacher's Edition
Claude Grangier, Nadine O'Connor Di Vito, and Marie Berg

C’est ce qu’on dit is a 2nd year (intermediate-level) companion textbook to the beginning-level textbook Comme on dit, and as such follows the same basic format and principles: students work with hundreds of samples of authentic, non-scripted spoken and written French and are led in a step-by-step manner from rule discovery to the acquisition of speaking, reading, writing, and listening competence. The workbook format and inductive presentation of grammar guarantee a completely student-centered approach, as student input is required in each and every exercise. Given the more advanced focus of C'est ce qu'on dit, however, exercises lead students to expand their competence not just of conversational registers but of formal written and spoken registers, as well. Programs that take advantage of the full range of speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and cultural expansion activities in C'est ce qu'on dit will find it to be a robust standalone program; however, in the event that programs prefer to include an outside content component, suggestions are offered in the preface and throughout each unit for ways to free up classroom time. By the end of C'est ce qu'on dit, an average student can be expected to have attained the competency objectives described as Advanced-Low on the ACTFL proficiency scale and as a B1 level on the Common European Framework scale.

 

COMPANION WEBSITE FOR C’EST CE QU’ON DIT

C’est ce qu’on dit ’s companion website includes all homework exercises, enabling students to practice vocabulary, grammar, listening, and speaking. It capitalizes on technology to enrich the experience of students and teachers and improve learning outcomes. 

Following the sequence of the textbook, the website gives students their homework on a convenient and easy-to-use platform. Automatically graded and teacher-graded exercises provide students feedback on understanding the points of grammar discussed in the textbook, as well as on practicing, vocabulary, pronunciation, and listening and reading comprehension. 

Instructors can connect their students into one online class and track each student’s progress, allowing instructors to tailor in-class time to cover new material and address knowledge gaps. 

Companion Website for C’est ce qu’on dit Features: 

• Over 150 interactive homework activities, including both automatically graded and teacher-graded exercises 

• Extensive vocabulary and grammar exercises 

• Listening comprehension activities centered around authentic discourse segments 

• Reading passages from a variety of sources

 

TEACHER’S EDITION FOR C’EST CE QU’ON DIT

Teacher's Edition for Comme on Dit Première année de français Features:

• Teacher’s Edition textbook with filled-in answers for all activities, plus teaching notes in the margins

• Extensive ancillary instructor’s resources, including an instructor’s manual, quizzes, sample midterm and final exams, etc., available at CommeOnDitTextbook.com

• Includes free access to the Companion Website


 

Claude Grangier was Senior Lecturer and French Language Coordinator at the University of Chicago until 2018. With an academic background in philosophy, she devoted over 40 years to teaching French as a foreign language, researching foreign language teaching methodology, and developing language learning materials.

Nadine O'Connor Di Vito is Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago and was Director of Language Programs in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures from 1992 until 2018. Specializing in sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, she has developed and analyzed several corpora of French spoken discourse. She is the author of Patterns Across Spoken and Written French: Empirical Research on the Interaction Among Forms, Functions, and Genres as well as numerous articles in sociolinguistics and foreign language teaching and acquisition.

Marie Berg has been a Lecturer in French at the University of Chicago for over 10 years, during which time she has been teaching and developing material for third-year students.