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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.  Indeed, the imperfect articulation between secondary and post-secondary language programs, particularly with regard to credits granted through exams, leaves many students with notable grammatical lacunae that need to be addressed if they are to continue successful study of the language.

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.  The curriculum requires students to analyze target structures within context and make their own observations about when and how those structures are used.  This inductive method is enhanced by online computer-graded activities that provide immediate feedback for students to track their own comprehension.  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.  After completing a range of oral activities during class, the learner will move on to exercises that move them from input/discrimination activities (which are missing in many curricula) to comprehension/processing activities and eventually to production exercises.

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The contents of this text were developed under grant P229A180008 from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

This book was cloned to make another OER Book, Communiquons, designed for 4th semester students.


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