The French Tutor

Author: Judith Armstrong

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742699405

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 8453

'Albertine is an exquisite rose. For a short, rampant period in spring, she puts out mouth-watering apricot-pink flowers. But her name signifies the unbearable: the likelihood that you are being deceived.' At thirty, Emily King is no ingenue, but when she takes a job as a French tutor and meets Lewis Lincoln, a handsome and charismatic professor many years her senior, she falls for him with foolish haste. As Emily guides her students through the work of Balzac, Flaubert and her beloved Proust, life and literature connect in unexpected ways, foreshadowing disturbing discoveries to come. Emily gradually comes to understand how little she knows about her evasive new lover and they are drawn irresistibly towards a devastating and utterly unpredictable climax. Armstrong's style is wry and amusing, but it has a sinister undertone. The French Tutor is a compelling, clever romance, a tightly drawn psychological thriller-and a cautionary tale about the dangers of loving too much and too quickly.

French Tutor

Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook

Author: Julie Cracco

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473604407

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 5598

Do you want to communicate easily and freely in French? By studying and practising French grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak French with clarity and ease. This French workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features. Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points Unique visual verb tenses timeline and infographics for extra context Personal tutor hints and tips - help you to understand language rules and culture points Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner 25 short learning units each contain: communication goals to guide your studies grammar explanations with embedded exercises vocabulary presentations and activities reading sections to consolidate your learning

French Lessons

A Novel

Author: Ellen Sussman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345522796

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4166

A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways. Josie, Riley, and Jeremy have come to the City of Light for different reasons: Josie, a young high school teacher, arrives in hopes of healing a broken heart. Riley, a spirited but lonely expat housewife, struggles to feel connected to her husband and her new country. And Jeremy, the reserved husband of a renowned actress, is accompanying his wife on a film shoot, yet he feels distant from her world. As they meet with their tutors—Josie with Nico, a sensitive poet; Riley with Phillippe, a shameless flirt; and Jeremy with the consummately beautiful Chantal—each succumbs to unexpected passion and unpredictable adventures. Yet as they traverse Paris’s grand boulevards and intimate, winding streets, they uncover surprising secrets about one another—and come to understand long-buried truths about themselves. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Ellen Sussman's Paradise Guest House.

French and Russian in Imperial Russia

Language Attitudes and Identity

Author: Derek Offord

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474403646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 3385

This is the second of two companion volumes which examine language use and language attitudes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russia, focusing on the transitional period from the Enlightenment to the age of Pushkin. Set against the background of the rapid transformation of Russia into a major European power, the two volumes of French and Russian in Imperial Russia consider the functions of multilingualism and the use of French as a prestige language among the elite, as well as the benefits of Franco-Russian bilingualism and the anxieties to which it gave rise. This second volume, Language Attitudes and Identity, explores the impact of French on Russian language attitudes, especially among the literary community. It examines the ways in which perceptions of Russian francophonie helped to shape social, political and cultural identity as Russia began to seek space of its own in the European cultural landscape. In the process, it investigates approaches to translation, journalistic debate about language, literary representation of devotees of French social practice and fashion, and manifestations of linguistic purism and patriotism.A comprehensive and original contribution to the multidisciplinary study of language, the two volumes address, from a historical viewpoint, subjects of relevance to sociolinguists (especially bilingualism and multilingualism), social and cultural historians (social and national identity, linguistic and cultural borrowing), Slavists (the relationship of Russian and western culture) and students of the European Enlightenment, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism and cultural nationalism.

Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework

The Revolutionary Programme That Transforms Homework

Author: Noel Janis-Norton,Noël Janis-Norton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444730290

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 4343

All parents want their child to get the most out of school and to acquire the knowledge and skills that will stand them in good stead for later life. But with an ever-expanding curriculum, increasing class sizes, and the lure of TV and computer games, parents are sometimes at a loss as to how to help their children. In Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework, parenting expert Noël Janis-Norton, shows how parents can help their children develop the skills and resources they need to succeed. A former classroom teacher, Noël offers practical strategies on everything from establishing good homework habits to encouraging even the most reluctant reader to love books. Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework is a practical programme that will transform your child's education. - For parents of children ages 4-14 -

French For Dummies

Author: Dodi-Katrin Schmidt,Michelle M. Williams,Dominique Wenzel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053508

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 1351


French Lessons

Author: Roberta Hatcher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781635340044


Page: 36

View: 6108

This collection, the author's first, takes slippages in language as a starting point to explore gaps within the self, between the self and the world of others and everyday objects, as well as faultlines within the body politic. The encounter with a foreign tongue becomes an occasion for both loss of self and opening into otherness; the attempt to gain a hold on things by writing them down proves ominously fleeting. At turns playful and sober, French Lessons does not bring us Paris cityscapes or villages in Provence, but rather meditates on the lingering power of the foreign to challenge and transform the familiar.

An einem Tag in Paris


Author: Ellen Sussman

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641064198

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4616

Geschichten, die die Liebe schreibt! Ein Sonnenstrahl spiegelt sich im Fenster eines Straßencafés, der Duft frischer Croissants liegt in der Luft, an einer Straßenecke verabschiedet sich ein Paar mit einem leidenschaftlichen Kuss: Ein neuer Tag beginnt in der Stadt der Liebe. Drei junge Französischlehrer treffen gleich die Menschen, denen sie heute während eines Spaziergangs durch Paris Sprache und Kultur näherbringen wollen. Ein gebrochenes Herz, der Wunsch nach Glück und eine unbestimmte Sehnsucht begleiten sie dabei. Sie wissen nicht, was das Leben heute für sie bereithält, nur eines ist sicher: Am Ende dieses Tages könnte sich alles verändert haben ...

Teach Now! Modern Foreign Languages

Becoming a Great Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Author: Sally Allan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317704770

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 2454

Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this practical, classroom-focused guide contains all the support you need to become a great modern foreign languages teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches, the book guides you through all the different aspects of MFL teaching offering clear, straightforward advice on classroom practice, lesson planning and working in schools. Teaching and learning, planning, assessment and behaviour management are all covered in detail, with a host of carefully chosen examples used to demonstrate good practice. There are also chapters on the essentials of the MFL curriculum, pedagogical techniques, strategies to engage students in language learning, and how to succeed in observations and interviews. Throughout the book, there is a great selection of ready-to-use activities, approaches and techniques which will help put you on the fast track to success in the classroom. Covering everything you need to know, this book is your essential guide as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding MFL teacher.

Interpreting French

Advanced Language Skills

Author: Margaret Lang,Isabelle Perez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415197908

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 129

View: 6764

This language course uses liaison interpreting to teach spoken French to advanced students. Designed to provide an alternative to conversation classes, it is a highly effective aid to language acquisition and consolidation. Interpreting Frenchwill improve students' confidence in speaking and discussing a wide variety of contemporary topics. Students learn a range of transferable skills including: * oral proficiency in French and English * presentation skills * linguistic flexibility * cross-cultural awareness. Interpreting Frenchis ideal for those who have not taught interpreting before. The pack includes: * ATutor's Book: how to make lessons a success, with notes on class design, preparation, feedback and assessment * Student Handouts: a wealth of photocopiable resources for use in and outside the classroom * Audio Cassettes: six hours of dialogues for practice and revision.

The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French

With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108023193

Category: History

Page: 536

View: 6193

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a prolific Scottish poet and historical novelist who was one of the most popular romantic novelists of the nineteenth century. After studying law at Edinburgh University, Scott first started writing at the age of 25. Having made his name as a poet, he wrote the phenomenally successful novel Waverley in 1814 and was made a baronet in 1820. These volumes, first published in 1827, contain Scott's detailed biography of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). Including a detailed review of the French Revolution, Scott focuses on Napoleon's legacy to France and his military genius, purposefully remaining non-partisan and discussing Napoleon's life and achievements without bias. The result of extensive research and correspondence with Napoleon's surviving colleagues, these volumes were extremely successful and remain valuable for the study of Napoleon's life and changing public reaction. Volume 8 covers 1813-1815, including the Battle of Waterloo.