A Short Course in Reading French

Author: Celia Brickman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231156774
Format: PDF
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A book designed for those interested in French translation or proficiency exams teaches the basics of French grammar, reinforcing its lessons with exercises and key practice translations. Original.

A Short History of French Literature

Author: Sarah Kay
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198159315
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this lucid and innovative volume, three distinguished scholars trace this history of French literature from its beginnings to the present day. From the oral, unstable anonymous works of the early Middle Ages via the emergence of a print culture in the Renaissance, through to the attempted codification of genres and styles in the nineteenth century and the resourceful experimentation of the twentieth, A Short History of French Literature demonstrates the world importance of French literature, and the extraordinary richness of its range. The three main parts of the volume cover the Middle Ages, the Early Modern period, and the Modern period, and offer wide-ranging, personal, and detailed coverage of major writers and movements. Writing for the interested general reader as much as for students, the authors range expertly between authors and their works, historical events, and literary movements, offering as a whole an authoritative and innovative account of the history of French literature.

Upgrade Your French Second Edition

Author: Margaret Jubb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444174061
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Upgrade your French is the ideal guide for students wanting to rapidly improve their written French. It offers a stimulating thirty day revision programme that is guaranteed to improve your skills. In the countdown to exams, students should simply spend between 30 minutes to an hour a day with this book, and see their mark go up a grade! This short revision guide focuses on three key strategies for improving your written French: - Eliminating common errors and slips of the pen - Increasing and consolidating vocabulary - Encouraging more varied language use The new edition is fully revised and includes a new introduction discussing the essential differences between written and spoken French and a new chapter on comparatives and superlatives. This is the ideal book for all intermediate students looking for a simple way to improve their French fast.

English Grammar for Students of German

Author: Cecile Zorach
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
ISBN: 9780340741993
Format: PDF, Docs
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To assist in mastering German grammar, this text explains a concept as it applies to English and presents the same concept as it applies to German. It illustrates the differences between the two languages and guides the selection of the correct form.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of France

Author: Colin Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521669924
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Explores the diversity of the French heritage and offers insight into the formation of the modern nation, in a history of France that includes features on places, people, and events

Contemporary France

Author: Helen Drake
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230366880
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Few countries can claim a political heritage as rich, varied and influential as France – the birthplace of modern politics. Ideas about France are often based on popular stereotypes, yet the reality of French national identity is both diverse and changeable. In this authoritative yet accessible new text, Helen Drake provides a compelling introduction to the politics, society, economy and culture of France. She examines how well equipped the country is to meet the challenges which face it at the start of the twenty-first century. A central theme of the book is whether France has come to terms with its tumultuous past – its wars, civil strife, and rapid modernization following the devastation of World War II. Contemporary France examines key aspects of French political culture and looks at how the core republican principles of liberty, equality and fraternity are being interpreted and implemented today. France's relationship with the EU and its place in the wider world are also explored.

Ciao Enhanced

Author: Carla Riga
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111352453
Format: PDF
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Even more flexible, lively, and diverse with the full support of online technology, the seventh edition of CIAO! continues to emphasize practical, communicative use of Italian by teaching the four language skills and providing an enhanced introduction to Italian life and culture. The new edition is distinguished by the integration of video and music, allowing a new perspective on the cultural aspects of Italian life and culture, as well as a refreshing venue for practicing new grammar and vocabulary. A fully interactive and engaging eBook allows students to take advantage of a more portable, downloadable course in introductory Italian. The thematically based chapters are enhanced by ’Vedute d’Italia’ sections, which focus on the vibrant life of modern-day Italy and the country’s rich cultural heritage. CIAO! offers a proven approach known for its thorough grammar presentation and consistent grammar practice. Activities involve student collaboration and move the learners from more form-focused to more communicative exercises in each chapter. Students find that CIAO! provides an all-in-one grammar and vocabulary program that allows them to communicate in Italian with confidence and gives them a unique cultural perspective on an ever-changing Italy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.