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Le Littéraire dans le quotidien

(6 reviews)

Joanna Gay Luks, Cornell University

Copyright Year: 2015

ISBN 13: 9781937963064

Publisher: COERLL

Language: English

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Reviewed by Olga Vasile, Lecturer, CU Boulder on 7/1/19

"Le Littéraire dans le quotidien" is comprehensive relative to the pedagogical objectives described in its Teacher’s guide. It exemplifies a comprehensive teaching philosophy and methodology, but it is not a comprehensive manual for French... read more

Reviewed by Nathan Rabalais, Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary on 2/1/18

The book is quite comprehensive. At the beginning of the book, the author goes into great detail explaining where to find other resources using Google docs and how instructors might adapt them to their course. The individual chapters are well... read more

Reviewed by Tara Smithson, Instructor of French, Louisiana State University on 6/20/17

This book was designed to complement first and second year language programs with a series of increasingly more challenging reading and writing exercises. While direct instruction of grammar is not the focus, each chapter reinforces different... read more

Reviewed by Jerry Parker, Instructor, Southeastern Louisiana University on 6/20/17

The text covers most topic covered in an beginner and/or iintermediate. A lot of the topics are in a logical order and/or have a communicative connection. However, there are some topics that seem to be awkwardly placed which makes it hard for... read more

Reviewed by Raluca Romaniuc, Term Assistant Professor of French, George Mason University on 6/20/17

The text does what is sets out to do, namely it offers students a new, literary-infused way of developing their reading/writing skills. Although some opportunities exist for incorporating listening and speaking activities, these are not overall... read more

Reviewed by William Holley, Adjunct, Northern Virginia Community College on 6/20/17

Le Littéraire dans le quotudien offers instructors and students a set of tools that will help them to use readings and culture in lower division courses. The textbook does offer a fairly comprehensive approach to the readings, offering readings... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1a. What's in a name?
  • 1b. Comment?!
  • 2. Un portrait chinois
  • 3. Envie de voyager
  • 4. Respect et verité
  • 5. Un peu de hareng fume
  • 6. La Ville et le graffiti
  • 7. Fêtes et souvenirs
  • 8. Sur le chemin du retour
  • 9. La Technologie...
  • 10. Il était une fois
  • 11. Mais je digresse
  • 12. Le Monde du travail
  • 13. L'Amour (et la guerre)

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  • About the Book

    Le Littéraire dans le quotidien is an open textbook for use in French courses. The Literary in the Everyday represents a new pedagogical approach to reading and writing at the lower levels and is applicable to all languages. Teachers of foreign languages besides French can read about the approach in the Teacher's Guide. Go to Google Drive for individual chapters. Additionally, the Foreign Languages & The Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) Project, a joint initiative of COERLL and CERCLL, two national foreign language resource centers, offers open resources for professional development in the publication of CC licensed FLLITE lessons in any language.

    About the Contributors


    Joanna Luks earned a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Columbia University, a professional certificate in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) from the American University of Paris, and an Ed.M. from Boston University's School of Education in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

    She taught EFL in France and China, and ESL at Boston University and, starting in 1994, at Cornell. She joined the French program at Cornell in Fall 2003. She has been married to a Frenchman since 1984 and lived in Paris for six years. Her areas of interest include TA development for language pedagogy, articulation across language, literary and cultural studies, and materials development for language learning and teaching, including the (re)conceptualization and visualization of grammar drawing from theories in cognitive grammar.

    In Fall 2004 she was awarded a grant by the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning and provided support by the Department of Romance Studies for the creation of a course for TA development within the department. The course was offered for the first time in Spring 2005.

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