Bravo! (AP® Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Judith Muyskens; Linda Harlow; Michèle Vialet; Jean-François Brière
  • ISBN-13: 9780495916031 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 544 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 7th Edition
  • ©2012     Published
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About The Product

Bring parity to your intermediate course with BRAVO! Every component of this carefully crafted learning program is designed to enable students of diverse backgrounds to achieve success. The BRAVO! program is oriented toward high-frequency language functions--including a proven approach to grammar, fluid cultural integration, and the assiduous organization of chapter materials. No other intermediate French program offers more in-text study tools to help instructors teach and students learn effectively, bridging the gap between the introductory and intermediate course.


  • Every chapter of BRAVO! opens with "Grammaire à reviser" and contains targeted grammar review and brief review exercises that appear in the margins. These exercises allow you to review essential grammar points quickly before beginning a lesson.
  • BRAVO! uses a process-oriented approach to writing, which helps students at the intermediate level who are struggling to acquire vocabulary and master their writing skills. Each lesson includes guided instruction to writing tasks and by the end of each chapter, students have completed a full composition ready for submission.
  • BRAVO! places a strong emphasis on the development of vocabulary and useful high-frequency idiomatic phrases and provides sufficient opportunities for practice. The visual cues and interesting topics of the activities stimulate language production as students work in pairs and groups to complete guided and open-ended activities. Students also can engage in meaningful communication when they read and answer the thought-provoking questions at the end of the "Liens culturels" sections.
  • Vocabulary in BRAVO! is organized by themes and functions that reflect contemporary language use and help students learn vocabulary in a meaningful way. "Mise en pratique" sections put it all together by showing how vocabulary is used in a practical context.
  • Two types of readings are found in every chapter: cultural and literary. The "Intermède culturel" section contains colorful photos and addresses provocative topics such as the role of media, France amidst the European Union, and political and art movements in the Francophone world. Literary readings include canonical and contemporary writers. Accompanying activities reflect the latest research and provide techniques for reading and teaching literature at the intermediate level.

About the Contributor

  • Judith Muyskens

    Judy Muyskens is currently the provost of Nebraska Wesleyan University. Judy Muyskens formerly served as the vice president for academic programs for the Appalachian College Association and had worked at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire for 10 years. Her publications include French language instruction texts and literary anthologies. In addition, she has published a number of articles including such titles as "Universities and Secondary School Articulation" and "French Women in Language Textbooks: The Fiction and the Reality."

  • Linda Harlow

    Linda L. Harlow is Associate Provost of the Honors and Scholars Center at Ohio State and Associate Professor of French. She has published articles and book reviews of a pedagogical nature. Her research interests include foreign language pedagogy, TA training, and sociopragmatics.

  • Michèle Vialet

    Michèle Vialet is a professor of Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Cincinnati. Her research areas include North African Women Writers (Assia Djebar), 17th-Century French Literature, and Literary Representation of Islamic Issues and Societies.

  • Jean-François Brière

    Jean-François Brière is an associate professor at State University of New York at Albany. He has been actively involved in publishing and research.

New to this Edition

  • NEW: At the end even-numbered chapters, a Video Section (Ciné Bravo) offers students a chance to further practice their comprehension and listening skills. Ciné Bravo introduces a short French film, to be enjoyed by the students, and engages them in activities that help enhance their viewing experience.
  • NEW: The seventh edition of BRAVO! is accompanied by new technology offerings including the iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center, the all-in-one, online language learning system and a new Premium Website, that offers a full suite of digital resources for both instructors and students
  • NEW: In every chapter, in Leçon 2, the chapter-opening "Conversation" is replaced with a Blog, including responses to the blogger's comments. This novel format enables students to experience the language as it is used in a contemporary context, helping them connect with authentic and current French and Francophone cultural topics.
  • NEW: 32 Interactive web-based grammar modules will accompany the new edition, providing students with alternate grammar explanations and additional practice opportunities. These modules are designed to facilitate better student comprehension of difficult grammar topics. The grammar modules will be available on the new Premium Website and the iLrn Heinle Learning center.
  • UPDATED: The Synthèse Section has been expanded to include a "Pendant que vous écoutez: Compréhension" activity. It also ties into the process-approach of the book's four-part Dossier d'expression écrite writing set of activities by incorporating into Après avoir écouté: Communication more guided writing opportunities. In addition, the Chapters 7 and 8 Synthèse Sections invite students to discover two new songs.
  • UPDATED: The "Intermède culturel" readings have been updated to relate more closely to the chapter themes and relevant "Liens culturels" sections.
  • Additional Teacher Annotations throughout further help educators shape their instruction as they wish and enliven their classroom.
  • REVISED: The chapter vocabulary has been moved to the end of each chapter for more convenience.
  • Icons have been added throughout to visually direct instructors and students to pair and group activities.


Teacher Components

  • iLrn® Multimedia Website with eBook  (ISBN-10: 1133488315 | ISBN-13: 9781133488316)
    Price = 113.00
  • Bravo!, 7th: Quia Online Student Activities  (ISBN-10: 113348879X | ISBN-13: 9781133488798)
    Price = 59.50

Student Supplements

  • iLrn® Multimedia Website with eBook  (ISBN-10: 1133488315 | ISBN-13: 9781133488316)
    Price = 113.00
  • Bravo!, 7th: Quia Online Student Activities  (ISBN-10: 113348879X | ISBN-13: 9781133488798)
    Price = 59.50