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    Au Boulot! First-Year French

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    David A. Dinneen

    Hope Christiansen

    Madeleine Kernen

    Herve Pensec

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    Publisher: KU ScholarWorks

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Peter Eubanks, Associate Professor, James Madison University on 7/9/19

    The text covers the relevant material for a two-semester introductory course in French. However, the book sometimes describes itself as a two-semester introductory course, and sometimes as a two-year introductory course, so there is a slight... read more

    Reviewed by Jing Luo, Professor of French and Chinese, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on 2/5/19

    The book covers the basics - syntax, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar -, in a practical manner. read more

    Reviewed by Jeff Kendrick, Assistant Professor, Virginia Military Institute on 1/19/19

    Au boulot is a thorough text, covering all areas of typical first-year grammar instruction. It dates from 1995, and in many way is more grammatically exhaustive than more modern texts available on today's market. However, it should be noted that... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Chapitre Un: etre, avoir, regarder, porter, chercher
    • Chapitre Deux: etre, aller
    • Chapitre Trois: avoir, -er verbs
    • Chapitre Quatre: prendre, faire
    • Chapitre Cinq: pouvoir, vouloir, ecrire
    • Chapitre Six: dire, boire, -ir verbs
    • Chapitre Sept: ouvrir, offrir, lire, dormir
    • Chapitre Huit: voir, savoir, connaitre, -re verbs
    • Chapitre Neuf: sortir, partir
    • Chapitre Dix: venir, tenir
    • Chapitre Onze: etre, avoir, aller, -er verbs
    • Chapitre Douze: faire, prendre, voir, dire, mettre
    • Chapitre Treize: pouvoir, vouloir, ecrire, -ir verbs, recevoir
    • Chapitre Quatorze: boire, ouvrir, offrir, servir
    • Chapitre Quinze: partir, sortir, mourir, naitre
    • Chapitre Seize: -re verbs, lire, dormir, suivre, conduirex
    • Chapitre Dix-Sept: savoir, connaitre
    • Chapitre Dix-Huit: venir, tenir
    • Chapitre Dix-Neuf: Random selection of verbs
    • Chapitre Vingt: Random selection of verbs

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    • KU ScholarWorks
    • About the Book

      Au boulot! is a two-year college French program consisting of: a textbook, workbook and 21 accompanying audio exercises; as well as a reference grammar, to be used the entire two years. We also insist that our students obtain a full-sized dictionary, and we recommend the HARPER-COLLINS-ROBERT bilingual New Standard Edition. (Instructors will note in reviewing the materials that we provide vocabulary lists at the ends of chapters, with translations, but no glossary. We have become convinced after years of experience that glossaries are counter-productive. It is vital that students learn to use dictionaries, and the sooner the better.)

      About the Contributors


      David A. Dinneen, University of Kansas

      Hope Christiansen, University of Arkansas

      Madeleine Kernen, Southwest Missouri State University

      Herve Pensec, St. Olaf College

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