C'est ce qu'on dit with Website

Deuxième année de français

Claude Grangier, Nadine O'Connor Di Vito, and Marie Berg

C’est ce qu’on dit with Website is a second-year (intermediate) companion textbook to the beginning-level textbook Comme on dit. It engages students in the learning process using an inductive methodology centered on guided observation and rule discovery. The companion website provides audio and fully integrated exercises to use alongside the text.
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C'est ce qu'on dit with Website is a second-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, nonscripted 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 homework activities 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, exercises lead students to expand their competence not just with conversational registers but with formal written and spoken registers, as well. The accompanying companion website–included with the book–offers audio and fully integrated exercises to use alongside the text.

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 (CEFR).

To aid instructors in effectively implementing this distinctive approach, the Teacher's Edition textbook comes with answers for all activities, plus teaching notes in the margins and extensive ancillary resources online.

For Instructors: To request a digital exam or desk copy, instructors should log onto, select "Faculty Sampling" in the upper right-hand corner, and select the book. Please submit print exam and desk copy requests for the “Digital Exam Copy,” in order to get the Teacher’s Edition (which includes answers for all activities, plus teaching notes in the margins).

Table of Contents

Unité 1 : Qu'est-ce que tu fais quand tu as du temps libre?

Parler de vos activités de loisir :

Ce que vous faites régulièrement, si c'est souvent, depuis longtemps

Ce que vous avez fait récemment

Ce que vous avez fait dans le passé, pendant combien de temps, pourquoi vous avez arrêté

Unité 2 : Le cinéma

Parler de films

Unité 3 : Week-ends et vacances : quand j'étais petit/e..., quand j'étais ado...

Parler de ce que vous faisiez d'habitude pendant les week-ends et les vacances quand vous étiez petit/e et ado

Unité 4 : Qu'est-ce que tu fais comme études?

Parler de vos études : au lycée, à l'université, ce que vous devez faire, ce que vous aimez ou n'aimez pas, etc.

Unité 5 : Raconter une histoire au passé

Raconter des anecdotes au passé

Unité 6 : Sorties

Suggérer une sortie ou une activité commune

Inviter quelqu'un chez vous ou au restaurant

Accepter ou refuser une invitation

Commander dans un restaurant français

Unité 7 : La santé

Parler des petits ennuis (problèmes) de santé, des symptômes et des médicaments associés

Demander conseil et acheter des médicaments dans une pharmacie

Raconter comment vous vous êtes cassé ou foulé quelque chose

Unité 8 : Parler de ses obligations, de ses projets et de l'avenir

Parler de vos projets immédiats et à plus long terme

Parler du futur : où vous serez et ce que vous ferez dans le futur

Parler des tâches ménagères

Unité 9 : Hypothèses

Faire des hypothèses

Exprimer des regrets

Faire des reproches

Unité 10 : Raisonnements

Exprimer votre opinion, organiser votre raisonnement à l'aide de connecteurs logiques

Unité 11 : Interactions

Raconter des rencontres et des interactions

Rapporter une conversation

Unité 12 : Francophones

Parler de langues et de cultures



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About the Author

Claude Grangier is a senior lecturer and the French Language Coordinator at the University of Chicago. With an academic background in philosophy, she has devoted over forty years to teaching French as a foreign language, researching foreign language teaching methodology, and developing language learning materials.

Nadine O'Connor Di Vito is a senior lecturer and former director of Romance Language Programs at the University of Chicago. 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 ten years, during which time she has been teaching and developing material for third-year students.

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