Culture et communication is appropriate as a stand-alone reader or conversation book or may be used in conjunction with any reference grammar. Readers develop good reading habits through intensive practice in skimming, scanning, and decoding and through a range of pre- and post- reading activities. Culture et communication uses a variety of materials to equip users to function in different situations. It offers balanced work in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Grammaire en contexte consists of a thorough review of structures accompanied by contextualized activities that make use of vocabulary and relate to themes explored in Culture et communication.
The two- volume format makes for maximum flexibility: Culture et communication—revolves around a cultural theme and all language activities are contextualized around the themes; the basic elements of each theme are presented in the Introduction to every chapter. Bien sûr! offers a tremendous range and variety in activities and activity types. Pre-publication pedagogical consultants commented on the progressive practice and the many opportunities for guided to open-ended discussion. Grammaire en contexte—all exercises are contextualized and related to the themes in Culture et communication. Faisons le point! activities provide opportunities to synthesize all material introduced in the chapter in a contextualized and personalized manner.