Textures

Pour approfondir la communication orale et écrite

Elizabeth Berglund Hall, Anne Theobald, Mark Andrew Hall, and James Pfrehm

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Language proficiency emerges not solely as mastery of discrete skills, but also through one’s ability to express ideas fully in a variety of cultural contexts. This innovative French-language textbook employs a holistic approach that integrates listening, reading, writing, and conversation—placing communication at the heart of the learning experience. It provides intermediate-level students with the interpretive tools necessary for literary and cultural studies. There are interactions with a variety of texts and media, including short stories, poems, essays, images, and podcasts.

Elizabeth Berglund Hall is assistant professor, general faculty, at the University of Virginia. Anne Theobald is assistant professor of French at Hillsdale College. Mark Andrew Hall teaches French at the Collegiate School in Richmond, VA. James Pfrehm is associate professor of German and Linguistics at Ithaca College.

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Textures is a very good textbook, thoughtful and well done, with a clear and rigorous method. Via a comprehensive and integrative approach, the chapters’ structure gradually adds layers of complexity, and the great varieties of francophone texts and topics will help students develop their vocabulary, interests and reading skills.”—Aline Baehler, New York University

“An impressive accomplishment. Fresh readings are level-appropriate and create a story that perfectly contextualizes narrative uses of past tenses in French. A pre-reading section sets up the story well, with stimulating comprehension questions and follow-up activities. The unabridged texts will prove as fresh to many instructors as to the students.”—Paul McDowell, University of Notre Dame
ISBN: 9780300200324
Publication Date: May 22, 2018
360 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
21 b/w illus.
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