Bravo! (High School Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Judith Muyskens; Linda Harlow; Michèle Vialet; Jean-François Brière
  • ISBN-13: 9781285451848 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 512 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012
  • ©2015     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Bring parity to your intermediate course with BRAVO, 8e! 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.

Features

  • Every chapter of BRAVO!, 8e 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!, 8e 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 step-by-step guided instruction to writing tasks, and by the end of each chapter, students have completed a full composition ready for submission.
  • BRAVO!, 8e 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!, 8e 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 among the European Union, and political and art movements in the Francophone world. Literary readings include canonical and contemporary writers, including a short biography of each writer. Accompanying activities reflect the latest research and provide techniques for reading and teaching literature at the intermediate level.
  • At the end of odd-numbered chapters, a culture section (Regards sur la culture) brings the French-speaking world to life. Each highly visual section presents a different region or country through different aspects of the respective culture. Each Regards sur la culture is supported by comprehension- and discussion-based activities and is further emphasized by authentic videos.
  • At the end of 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 for students to enjoy and engages them in activities that help enhance their viewing experience.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • 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

  • Now appearing at the end of each leçon, the Liens culturels sections have been thoroughly updated and now integrate key vocabulary and grammar structures. Additional comprehension-based activities support these sections and offer students the opportunity to expand on the corresponding topic.
  • At the end of odd-numbered chapters, a new culture section (Regards sur la culture) brings the French-speaking world to life. Each highly visual section presents a different region or country through various aspects of the respective culture. Each Regards sur la culture is supported by comprehension- and discussion-based activities and is further emphasized by authentic videos.
  • The theme in Chapter 9 has been expanded to focus on more contemporary technologies. BRAVO!, 8e has been updated throughout and provides students with timely, relevant themes.
  • Intermède culturel readings and Activités musicales sections have been updated to relate more closely to the chapter themes and French-speaking regions.
  • iLrn™ has been updated to include the latest functionality updates, including the new Share it! feature. Now students have the ability to share media files and personal comments outside the physical classroom environment.