This up-to-date and richly varied French language textbook is designed for intermediate-level students. Its aim is to promote ease and comprehension in reading while introducing students to twentieth-century Francophone literature. Founded upon the notion that in-depth learning can include materials and activities that employ a playful approach, Identité, Modernité, Texte shows students how literature is related to life and how to develop critical and analytical reading skills. Exploring many aspects of the theme of identity, the book combines the use of modern literary texts and French civilization components with language building exercises. A wealth of activities, famous quotations, traditional French riddles and word games, and illustrations allows instructors great flexibility. An Internet site for this book, yalebooks.com/identite, offers an array of additional supplementary materials, a detailed Instructor's Manual, and the opportunity to communicate directly with the authors.
Author Biography: Matthew Morris is associate professor of humanities (French), Oxford College of Emory University. Carol Herron is professor of French, Emory University. Colette-Rebecca Estin is an independent teacher, storyteller, and writer in Paris.