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Ouvertures: Cours Intermediaire de Francais

Ouvertures: Cours Intermediaire de Francais
Author: H. Jay Siskin - Thomas T. Field - Julie A. Storme
ISBN 13: 9780471475477
ISBN 10: 471475475
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2005-12-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: N/A

Immerse yourself in the French-speaking world

When you immerse yourself in the French-speaking world, you become engaged in the language. Francophone culture not only draws you in with its richness and vibrancy; it’s also the best vehicle for mastering the language.

That’s why Siskin, Field, and Storme’s Fourth Edition of Ouvertures uses culture as an organizing principle. Ouvertures integrates culture into the teaching of all five skills—speaking, grammar, listening, reading, and writing. These skills provide the basis for exploring the cultures of the francophone world.


  • Cultural themes serve as unifying elements within each chapter. New readings update the cultural focus of the text, and new cultural sections (Notions de culture) expand the chapter themes.

  • The text presents a manageable amount of material while paying thorough attention to all five skills.

  • New, realia-based exercises (À la loupe) encourage you to think critically.

  • The text’s process-writing approach to composition assignments helps you brainstorm vocabulary, create plans, and write and revise drafts.

  • A two-step grammar presentation first quickly reviews grammar points generally covered in first-year French courses, and then explains and practices new grammar that you need at the intermediate level of French.

The Complete Ouvertures package:

  • Lab Audio CDs to accompany the Lab Manual portion of the Activities Manual (ISBN: 0-471-77415-4)

  • Activities Manual including the Workbook, Lab Manual, and Workbook Answer Key (ISBN: 0-471-47865-2)

  • Ouvertures DVD (ISBN: 0-471-77211-9)

  • Password-protected Instructor's Book Companion Website including the Online Instructor's Manual www.wiley.com/college/siskin

  • Student's Book Companion Website www.wiley.com/college/siskin