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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapitre préliminaire : Présentons-nous!
1. Ma famille et moi.
2. Voici mes amis.
3. Études et professions.
4. Métro, boulot, dodo.
5. Du marché à la table.
7. Les relations personnelles.
8. Activités par tous les temps.
10. La santé et le bien-être.
11. Quoi de neuf? cinéma et médias.
12. Les beaux-arts.
Albert Valdman earned a B.A. in Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvnia and a Ph.D. in French linguistics from Cornell University. He started his career at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State and at the Pennsylvania State University before joining Indiana University, where he is Rudy Professor of French/Italian and Linguistics emeritus, director of the Creole Institute and editor of Studies in Second Language Acquisition. At Indiana University, he directed the program of elementary and intermediate French, including the mentoring of graduate student instructors and coordinators. A constant in his career has been his interest in developing more effective approaches to the teaching of foreign languages, the training of teachers, and the preparation of pedagogical materials. Valdman held the posts of president of the AATF and of the International Association of Applied Linguistics. For his commitment to the teaching of French language and culture and his pioneering work in the description of French in the United States, he was named
Cathy Pons completed a B.A. in French at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she spent a year in France as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant. Pons completed her doctorate in French linguistics at Indiana University where, as an Assistant Professor, she directed the elementary French program and the MA in French instruction. Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Asheville since 1995, Pons is Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages. In addition to teaching courses in French language, culture, and linguistics, Pons teaches K-12 methods courses for licensure candidates in Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. She is past president of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina and has received numerous grants in support of study abroad programs for students and faculty. With more than thirty years’ experience in elementary French teaching and teacher preparation, Pons finds the classroom to be a stimulating environment.