Moments litteraires: An Anthology for Intermediate French / Edition 2

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Using a proficiency-oriented approach, Moments litteraires provides intermediate- to advanced-level French students with an excellent introduction to French and francophone literary masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the present day. The selections are carefully chosen for their popular appeal, student interest, and linguistic accessibility. An innovative pre- and post-reading apparatus allows students to increase their proficiency in the four skills as they develop a working knowledge of French literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618527731
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 659,444
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bette Hirsch is Instructor of French at Cabrillo College, California. She holds a BA from the University of Rochester and an MA and PhD from Case Western Reserve University—both in French Literature. She is a member of the original group of instructors trained by ACTFL as Oral Proficiency trainers and then testers in 1982 and 1983, and has conducted proficiency and curriculum workshops in Australia, Canada, Finland, and Japan as well as in the US (in French and ESL).Bette has been President of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) and served on the Advisory Committee for Foreign Languages and Literatures of the Modern Language Association (MLA), acting as Chair in 1999 through 2000. She has served on the College Board's Foreign Language Advisory Committee and has been an Advanced Placement Reader for ETS. She helped write a Model Curriculum Guide for Secondary School Foreign Language Programs in California, and contributed to the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) standards project. Bette formed one of the first four model collaborative groups that evolved into the Academic Alliances project. She was a recipient of a French Government Bourse for summer study in Toulon, France in 2003. She currently is a member of the Community College Committee of the MLA.Publications include three textbooks, literary criticism, computer programs, monographs and articles. Her full biography is included in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Dictionary of International Biography, Who's Who in American Women, and Who's Who in American Education.

Chantal Peron Thompson is a native of Quimper, France. She graduated valedictorian from one of the largest high schools in France (le Lycee de Kerichen a Brest) and developed a love of writing under the spell of the wind-swept coast of Brittany. At age sixteen, she was National Champion of France in the long jump. She went on to attend the University of Rennes and came to the United States to perfect her English and attend graduate school. She ended up getting married and staying! She has been on the faculty at Brigham Young University since 1973 and has earned many teaching awards. The latest is a distinguished University Professorship (1998-2008). She founded the African Studies Program at Brigham Young University and has taken several groups of students to Senegal. She currently directs first-year French courses and trains and supervises a team of fifteen to eighteen student instructors each semester. Thompson is a certified ACTFL Tester and Trainer and conducts workshops worldwide on teaching and testing for proficiency. Her speaking engagements have included keynote addresses at major conferences from Salem, Oregon, to Bangkok, Thailand. She has also presented a series of ACTFL webinars (March-April 2011). Thompson is the primary author of MAIS OUI! a first-year French text (Houghton Mifflin/Cengage Learning 1996, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2012); ENSUITE, a second-year text (McGraw-Hill, 1989, 1993, 1998, 2003); and MOMENTS LITTÉRAIRES, a literary anthology for intermediate-level courses (Heinle/Cengage Learning, 1992, 2006).

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Table of Contents

Chapitre Preliminaire Strategies for Successful Reading Strategies for Successful Writing Strategies for Speaking: From Minimal Answers to Elaborations Chapitre 1: Le Moyen Age Marie de France, Le Lai du laustic (Anonyme), La Farce du cuvier Charles d'Orleans, Le Printemps Chapitre 2: Le Seizième Siècle François Rabelais, L'Abbaye de Thelème Louise Labe, Je vis, je meurs Joachim Du Bellay, Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyage Pierre de Ronsard, Ode a Cassandre Montaigne, De l'amitie Chapitre 3: Le Dix-septième Siècle François de La Rochefoucauld, Les Maximes Rene Descartes, Discours de la methode Blaise Pascal, Les Pensees Madame de Sevigne, Lettre a Monsieur de Coulanges Madame de Sevigne, Lettre a Madame de Grignan Jean de La Fontaine, La cigale et la fourmi Jean de La Fontaine, Le loup et l'agneau Molière, L'Ecole des femmes Chapitre 4: Le Dix-huitième Siècle Montesquieu, Lettres persanes Voltaire, Histoire d'un bon bramin Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile ou De l'education Marivaux, Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard Chapitre 5: Le Dix-neuvième Siècle Victor Hugo, Demain, dès l'aube... Alphonse de Lamartine, Le Lac Honore de Balzac, Le Père Goriot Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary Emile Zola, Au Bonheur des dames Paul Verlaine, Les faux beaux jours Arthur Rimbaud, Le Dormeur du val Charles Baudelaire, Correspondances Chapitre 6: Le Vingtième et le Debut du Vingt et unième Siècles Guillaume Apollinaire, Le Pont Mirabeau Jacques Prevert, Le desespoir est assis sur un banc Albert Camus, Le Mythe de Sisyphe Jean-Paul Sartre, Les Mains sales Eugène Ionesco, La Cantatrice chauve Jean Anouilh, Antigone Annie Ernaux, La Vie exterieure Amelie Nothomb, Les Catilinaires Yann Apperry, Farrago Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, L'Africain Jean-Christophe Rufin, Globalia Chapitre 7: La Francophonie A. La litterature francophone d'Afrique noire et des Antilles Aime Cesaire, Cahier d'un retour au pays natal Leopold Sedar Senghor, Femme noire Cheikh Hamidou Kane, L'Aventure ambiguë Aminata Sow Fall, Douceurs du bercail Patrick Chamoiseau, Chemin d'ecole B. La litterature francophone du Maghreb Tahar Ben Jelloun, L'enfant de sable Leïla Sebbar, La Jeune fille au balcon C. La litterature francophone du Canada Louis Hemon, Maria Chapdelaine Gabrielle Roy, De quoi t'ennuies-tu, Eveline? Felix Leclerc, Moi, mes souliers

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