Français Interactif was developed at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of French and Italian. The ultimate goal of the new learning community website is to improve both the textbook and online materials and share pedagogical best practices. A cast of thousands has contributed to Français Interactif: students on the UT study abroad program in Lyon and in our classrooms in Austin, graduate students and faculty, programmers, artists, technicians, native French speakers in France and Austin, and teachers and learners all over the world.
This website has activities for French learners at the beginning (FREN 110 and FREN 120) and intermediate (FREN 230) levels that are intended to be used in conjunction with any curriculum. The interactive nature of many of the activities also make the site suitable for independent study or practice. We hope you enjoy reviewing and learning French à la mode through the use of these up-to-date cultural materials.
Histoires d’Avenirs est un manuel basé sur neuf nouvelles de science fiction française qui s’adresse à un public d’apprenants étrangers (de niveaux intermédiaire et avancé) mais aussi à un public natif voulant approfondir ses connaissances de la science-fiction moderne - après un chapitre préliminaire qui rappelle les bases historiques du genre. Le manuel propose une approche holistique (stylistique, linguistique, et interculturelle) et sollicite une pensée critique au travers d’activités de lecture, interprétation, conversation, recherche et présentations, dans un double objectif : développer les compétences en français sur des sujets contemporains au travers de la fiction; et faire découvrir la science-fiction française et francophone aux apprenants étrangers.
"The literary in the every day" is a resources for a transdisiplinary approach to reading/writing at the first and second year levels of college French. These will serve as foreign language templates in the form of an OER to bridge the wellknown divide between lower level language courses and upper level literature "content" courses. Language teachers, with the help of these templates, can develop their own reading and writing activities to highlight the metaphorical
Liberté, by Gretchen Angelo, is a first-year college French textbook with a true communicative approach. It has been adopted by instructors at over thirty colleges and high schools. Each chapter is built around communicative strategies. Clearly defined objectives in communication, culture, and grammar are given at the start of each chapter, and summary exercises at
the end allow students to measure their mastery of these objectives.
Sons et lettres provides a set of classroom materials to train students to hear and produce the sounds of French and to recognize the regular spellings used to represent those sounds in print. The materials are inspired by a desire to help students feel more confident about their French pronunciation and more at home saying the many French words, familiar and unfamiliar, which they encounter in their studies, in French media and in their travels. In our experience, students are not given sufficient preparation to successfully decipher and pronounce French words. These materials are intended to fill that gap and to clear away the confusion that English speakers often feel when they see French words with seemingly mysterious combinations of letters. An accompanying instructor’s manual is forthcoming.
The associated website is an integral part of the method, providing extensive listening and speaking exercises. The Sons et lettres website address is: https://sons-et-lettres.com/