25 French


This is an introductory level French textbook that is focused on the communicative approach. Each chapter includes around communicative strategies, culture and grammar.

Includes: End-of-chapter exercises.

May suit: FRENCH 1Z03/1A06.

Français Interactif

This open textbook accompanies course content that explores the French language and culture by following the lives of students participating in an intensive French language programming.

Includes: Videos, audio vocabulary recordings, phonetics lessons, and online activities.

May suit: FRENCH 1Z03/1A06/2G03.

Introduction to French

Introduction to French is a basic French language textbook designed to develop reading, writing, and speaking skills of college students in classrooms across Canada.

Includes: Audio files.

May suit: FRENCH 1Z03/1A06/2AC3.

Let’s Read French Books

Reading books is a great way to learn a language. It helps to discover the culture, to learn new words, to be exposed to different language structures in the context. But, one of the biggest challenges in the language and literature classes is to encourage the students to read. This project aims to make reading literary books easier for the students by creating an open textbook reader using Public Domain 19th century French literature. Along with the text, there are activities for students to engage with and discover the text.

Includes: Questions, interactive activities, and vocabulary (with audio for pronunciation).

May suit: FRENCH 2JJ3/2L03.

Chapeau! First-Year French

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 students are expected 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.

Includes: Workbook, and audio exercises.

May suit: FRENCH 1A06.

Au Boulot! First-Year French

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. The text and workbook are shorter and “lighter” than the average first-year texts have become in recent years, at least in part because we want to provide a core of grammar presentation and exercises, both mechanical and creative, while allowing instructors the flexibility to choose their own reading materials, of which there is a variety of excellent ones available.

Includes: Workbook, audio exercises, and reference grammar book.

May suit: FRENCH 1Z06/2Z06.

Pour une linguistique du développement

Le développement des sociétés africaines n’est-il qu’une question économique? La linguistique est-elle condamnée à n’être qu’une science positiviste qui observe sans s’impliquer? Ce livre offre de riches perspectives à ceux et celles qui répondent non à ces deux questions. Il montre qu’il est possible de faire place, dans les sciences du langage, à des préoccupations citoyennes orientées vers la correction d’une précarité communicationnelle nuisible à l’épanouissement des sociétés africaines. Ce que l’autrice propose de nommer « linguistique du développement » peut, par exemple, aider l’agronome intervenant dans le monde paysan à adopter la langue la plus appropriée. Des travaux linguistiques de codification ou de traduction peuvent contribuer à préserver et valoriser des savoirs locaux d’une pertinence sociale attestée. Les linguistes peuvent aussi mettre au jour les ressorts langagiers des pratiques corruptives. Il s’agit là de quelques-uns des chantiers de la linguistique du développement, nouveau paradigme des sciences du langage au service du bien commun, qui trouve dans ce livre ses fondements théoriques et éthiques.

May suit: FRENCH 2AC3.

Paris à travers les pages

Paris Through the Pages is the culminating project for an advanced level undergraduate French course that explores the images of Paris in literary works from the 17th to 20th centuries. As an open source book, it is intended to be re-used, revised, and repurposed by undergraduate students and academics in French studies. The students who participated in this project spent a semester reading works by French authors from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, integrating them within their historical and cultural contexts.

Includes: Videos, key takeaways, reflection activity, and quiz.

May suit: FRENCH 2F03/2JJ3/3Q03.

Tout un Monde: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Intermediate French

This book is intended for use with intermediate level college French classes. Its multidisciplinary approach introduces students to topics and vocabulary associated with fields such as medicine, advertising, travel, business, agriculture, and relationships.

Includes: Exercises.

May suit: FRENCH 1A06/1Z06/2M06/2Z06.

Sons & Lettres: A pronunciation method for intermediate-level French

Sons et lettres provides a set of classroom materials to train students to hear and produce the sounds of French and to recognize the regular spellings used to represent those sounds in print. The materials are inspired by a desire to help students feel more confident about their French pronunciation and more at home saying the many French words, familiar and unfamiliar, which they encounter in their studies, in French media and in their travels. In our experience, students are not given sufficient preparation to successfully decipher and pronounce French words. These materials are intended to fill that gap and to clear away the confusion that English speakers often feel when they see French words with seemingly mysterious combinations of letters.

Includes: Review, preliminary exercises, examples, and web exercises.

May suit: FRENCH 2B03/2BB3.

Résumer, synthétiser, argumenter

Le manuel RÉSUMER, SYNTHÉTISER, ARGUMENTER s’adresse aux étudiants de français langue seconde de niveau avancé (3e ou 4e année universitaire, essentiellement). Profitant des possibilités qu’offre le format multimédia, le manuel intègre un certain nombre d’exercices autocorrigés et de présentations sur des points de langue. Ce manuel se présente dans un format multistandard et multiplateforme. On peut le consulter à partir d’ordinateurs, de tablettes et de téléphones. Il est également possible de le télécharger en format « pdf » (amputé des éléments multimédias) pour mieux le redécouper ou l’imprimer.

Includes: Interactive activities, videos, applications, and exercises.

May suit: FRENCH 2I03.

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A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources on learning specific languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, English as a Second Language, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili.


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