Cultural Discussions for Students of French (Yale Language Series)
Yale University Press, 9780300098037, 160pp.
Publication Date: September 10, 2003
This uniquely appealing book is an interdisciplinary introduction to French cultural studies designed for French-language students. The book employs a holistic approach, integrating French with texts and images that might be studied in fine art, anthropology, sociology, or history. As students think across and between these disciplines, they develop not only competence in the language but also an understanding of issues and questions relevant to Francophone society, past and present.
Échos addressesFrench cultural identity issues far sooner than most language curricula do, guiding students to think about such topics even during their earliest language classes. Devised to allow for maximum flexibility, the book’s ten well-planned lessons can be used with a variety of primary textbooks and in any sequence.