Since it was first published, French in Action: A Beginning Course in Language and Culture—The Capretz Method has been widely recognized in the field as a model for video-based foreign-language instructional materials. The third edition, revised by Pierre Capretz and Barry Lydgate, includes new, contemporary illustrations throughout and, in the Documents section of each lesson, more-relevant information for today’s students. A completely new feature is a journal by the popular character Marie-Laure, who observes and comments humorously on the political, cultural, and technological changes in the world between 1985 and today. The new edition also incorporates more content about the entire Francophone world. In use by hundreds of colleges, universities, and high schools, French in Action remains a powerful educational resource that this third edition updates for a new generation of learners. Part 2 gives students at the intermediate level the tools they need to communicate effectively in French and to understand and appreciate French and Francophone cultures.
This book is a gift to all audiences of the World. It is a manifestation of joy, a well deserve acknowledgment of a culture that until now did not have a chance to participate in any international concert arena. Compas Direct: A Haitian Pride Th e Road to Hollywood goes beyond being a gift to the people of the world. It is for everyone, not only the music lovers but the good Samaritans, the young minded and humanitarian-oriented people that open their hearts and believe in a world class music that deserves appreciation and recognition. Th e development of Haitian Compas Direct achieving a worldwide status is the central theme of this book. Th e book Compas Direct: A Haitian Pride -Th e Road to Hollywood is written in a journalistic format by a journalist inspired by the creationist aspect of this music and the capacity of its instrumentalist musicians to deliver a product of quality. Compas Direct is this musical energy that intends to transcend, transform and polish the windows of our hearts through its immaculate sweetness. Th e possibility that the musical rhythm of Compas Direct could achieve worldwide recognition that is the authors goal.