Cinéphile : French Language and Culture Through Film, by Conditto, Kerri
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- ISBN: 9781585102587 | 158510258X
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/1/2007
Cinephile: French Language and Culture through Film is a textbook for the second year college level course as taught in most colleges and universities, taught immediately following a complete first year. The text facilitates a review of linguistic concepts in the context of the whole language as well as expands vocabulary skills and skills in listening, speaking, writing and reading French. The use of film is fully integrated into the course, providing content as well as high interest motivation to the student and experience in a variety of real linguistic contexts. The textbook integrates the study of French language and culture with the study of films. Films are used not only for their ability to generate high interest among students, but also because they provide a range of cultural experiences, idiomatic expressions, interesting and real world situations, as well as being themselves important reflections of modern French artistic endeavors. Cinephile is comprised of nine chapters, each of which is centered around a different film. Each chapter also includes short authentic readings in support of the grammar and cultural issues as well as a multiplicity of exercises. The text is in four color, is amply illustrated, and is accompanied by an exercise book, an instructor's edition, a test bank and an answer key to the exercise book.