Français interactif

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Karen Kelton, University of Texas, Austin
Nancy Guilloteau, University of Texas, Austin
Carl Blyth, University of Texas, Austin

Pub Date: 2011

ISBN 13: 978-1-9379630-4-0

Publisher: COERLL

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Reviewed by SAIMA ASHRAF-HASSAN, Term Professor of French, George Mason University, on 6/21/2017.

The text covers all major topics studied in French 110-115 (beginner and beginner advanced level) and 210 (intermediate) Class at GMU. Topics are … read more



Reviewed by Fatima Chajia, Assistant Professor, Southern University and A & M College, on 6/21/2017.

The textbook with its companion website are a complete package that can be used for a variety of levels of French. The companion website presents a … read more



Reviewed by Alicia Soueid, Senior Lecturer of French, University of Texas at Arlington, on 4/12/2017.

The textbook is very comprehensive, covering all the primary vocabulary topics (classroom, calendar, countries, weather, seasons, transportation, … read more



Reviewed by Julie Nelson, Adjunct Instructor , Portland State University, on 2/16/2017.

Français Interactif combines a PDF textbook with a complementary online platform to introduce vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and culture to … read more



Reviewed by Joseph Price, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, on 2/9/2017.

Le Français Interactif is typical of first-year French textbooks, covering all of the grammatical and lexical material typically found in such texts. … read more



Reviewed by Christopher Leoni, Adjunct instructor, Portland State University, on 2/9/2017.

The textbook overall is mostly comprehensive and the traditional grammatical themes appear here as in other first/second year language books. There … read more



Reviewed by Juliana Starr, Associate Professor of French, The University of New Orleans, on 2/9/2017.

Français interactif is a popular, award-winning, and thorough textbook of 347 pages, ideal for first-year French, but also useable for the first … read more



Reviewed by Gina Greco, Professor, Portland State University, on 12/6/2016.

The text covers the material of first year French appropriately. … read more



Reviewed by Natacha Jeudy, Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State University, on 12/6/2016.

This textbook covers vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture of Elementary French. There is so much material in this textbook that it could … read more



Reviewed by Fleur Prade, Assistant Professor, Central Oregon Community College, on 8/22/2016.

This book is one of the most comprehensive French language textbooks in terms of vocabulary and grammar that I have seen in a while. The text covers … read more



Reviewed by Cécile Accilien, Associate Professor, Kansas University, on 8/22/2016.

Français interactif is a thorough textbook with the companion website “Tex’s French Grammar.” The companion website is a valuable and user … read more



Reviewed by Mary Elizabeth Oancea, Adjunct Professor of French, Miami University of Oxford, Regional Campuses, on 8/22/2016.

For an introductory level, the book covers the basic vocabulary, grammar, & cultural content well in a contextual format.… read more


Table of Contents

Glossary of Symbols : How to Use Français interactif

Chapter 0 Bienvenue!

Chapter 1 Bonjour!

Chapter 2 Me voici!

Chapter 3 Les vacances en France

Chapter 4 Les gens

Chapter 5 Bon appétit!

Chapter 6 La ville

Chapter 7 Les fêtes

Chapter 8 La maison

Chapter 9 Médias et communications

Chapter 10 Mode, forme et santé

Chapter 11 Les études

Chapter 12 La vie professionnelle

Chapter 13 L’amour et l’argent


About the Book

This textbook of classroom activities and homework accompanies Français interactif. Français interactif, the web-based French program developed and in use at the University of Texas since 2004, and its companion site, Tex’s French Grammar (2000) are open access sites, free and open multimedia resources, which require neither password nor fees. Français interactif, used increasingly by students, teachers, and institutions throughout the world, includes 320 videos (American students in France, native French interviews, vocabulary and culture presentation videos) recorded vocabulary lists, phonetic lessons, online grammar lessons (600 pages) with self-correcting exercises and audio dialogues, online grammar tools (verb conjugation reference, verb practice), and diagnostic grammar tests. 

About the Contributors


Karen Kelton was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas from 1981 to 2015. She continues to direct the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France.

Nancy Guilloteau is a Senior Lecturer and the Language Program Director of lower division French in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas.

Carl Blyth is the Director of the Center of Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) and Associate Professor of French Linguistics in the Department of French and Italian.