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While resources abound for students working to achieve an intermediate level of proficiency, many students struggle with the transition to the more broadly focused classes at the advanced level. Le pont is intended to bridge this gap while promoting cultural understanding of the varied groups of people who share French as a common language. It requires students to analyze target structures within context and make their own observations about when and how those structures are used. Providing students with this preview of the target structures will allow learning through a flipped model, freeing up class time to work on more open-ended communicative activities that explore the Francophone world. Modules in this project will be released in a serialized fashion with two chapters produced each year and work completed during the summer of 2022.
All materials are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License and are completely free to use in most classroom settings. Additional instructor materials are available on request. In order to ensure that these materials are released only to language teachers, we ask that you submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org from an official school email account.
Chapitre 1 : L’éducation
Chapitre 2 : La famille et la communauté
Chapitre 3 : Les jenes facent aux défis de la vie adulte
Although the Le pont curriculum will always remain free to download, print-on-demand versions of the first four chapters of the textbook and the workbook will be released for use in Fall 2021 courses.