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Chapeau! First-Year French

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David Dinneen

Madeleine Kernen

Pub Date: 1989

Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Pour Commenter: Masculin, feminin
  • Chapitre Un: Flagrant desir
  • Chapitre Deux: Recherche Susan, desesperement
  • Chapitre Trois: Rose bonbon
  • Integration 1-3: L'important, c'est d'aimer
  • Chapitre Quatre: Les Quatre cents coups
  • Chapitre Cinq: Les Saisons du plaisir
  • Chapitre Six: L'Ane qui a bu la lune
  • Integration 4-6: La Comedie du travail
  • Chapitre Sept: Ca va cogner
  • Chapitre Huit: Dernier domicile connu
  • Chapitre Neuf: Passe ton bac d'abord
  • Integration 7-9: Candide ou l'optimisme au XXe
  • Chapitre Dix: Chambre avec vue
  • Chapitre Onze: Et vogue le navire
  • Chapitre Douze: Les ailes du desir
  • Integration 10-12: A bout de souffle
  • Chapitre Treize: L'Argent de poche
  • Chapitre Quatorze: Pourvu que ce soit une fille
  • Chapitre Quinze: L'as de pique
  • Integration 13-15: Eclair de lune
  • Chapitre Seize: Manon des sources
  • Chapitre Dix-Sept: Apres la repetition
  • Chapitre Dix-Huit: Une Langouste au petit dejeuner
  • Chapitre Dix-Neuf: L'etat de bonheur permanent
  • Chapitre Vingt: Pauline a la plage
  • Chapitre Vingt et un: La grenouille et la baleine
  • Chapitre Vingt-Deux: La Derniere seance

About the Book

Chapeau! is a first-year college text. Although it may appear, at first glance, to move very fast and introduce a large amount of material early, the vocabulary and grammatical structures that we expect students to control actively by the end of the year are limited in accord with our notion of a reasonable application of the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. As a result, while some instructors may be surprised at such things as the absence of the possessive pronoun, no insistence on the use of optional subjunctives, and no active treatment of the relative dont, others may be disturbed by what we still include in a first-year text. What we do expect students to acquire (which is quantitatively less than what we present in the text for them to know about), we believe they will acquire well, providing a sound basis for further study (formal or informal) and permitting us to say to them, both during and at the end of the course, "Chapeau!"

About the Contributors

Authors

David A. Dinneen, University of Kansas

Madeleine Kernen, Southwestern Missouri State University