La francophonie en action
Utilisateur indépendant (B1)
La francophonie en action is a revolutionary, 4-volume textbook series utilizing the action-oriented approach (AOA) to learning French as a second or foreign language. The four core volumes are an immersive, complete system for guiding students from the basics to an advanced level of language acquisition.
With a strong emphasis on the francophone world, including a much-needed focus on francophone and Indigenous Canada, this series covers multiple stages of French language acquisition (beginner, elementary, intermediate, and upper intermediate). The intended level of this first volume, Independent User 1, is for courses guiding students from elementary to intermediate.
While employing a variety of individual, interactive, and collaborative activities, students will be encouraged to engage in a way that ensures agency over language acquisition through interacting in real-life situations presented in the text. Each title within the series is divided into distinct modules that each focus on one of the core modes of communication: reception, production, interaction, and mediation. The modules guide students through a series of individual, interactive, and collaborative activities that trigger successful learning of the French language while promoting the development of plurilingual and pluricultural competencies. Activities can be implemented on or off campus, to accommodate programs that utilize either in-class or remote learning.
The series will be accompanied by robust pedagogical features. Instructor supplements and a companion website, which will include audio and video materials, self-checking grammar exercises, additional student activities, and pronunciation guides for each volume. La francophonie en action is a complete solution for all departments offering a French Studies program at Canadian, American, or international university. Canadian programs will be excited to see a much-needed focus on francophone and Indigenous Canada while also exploring the varied global francophone world.