Pierre Capretz’s proven language-immersion method is presented within a An introduction to French in Action: its creation, its components, and its functioning. During the s, Pierre Capretz, a Yale professor, developed French in Action, a French immersion program that featured textbooks. 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.

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Aired on PBS, the television series gained a devoted following and, years later, a 25th anniversary celebration at Yale asked the question: You can watch French in Action for free online at the Annenberg Learner website. Scroll down the page to find the videos. And each 30 minute episode provides a context for learning new words and expressions. A couple of episodes generated a little controversywe should note.

Resource: French in Action

The show is conducted entirely in French. French in Action appears in our collection of Free Language Lessonswhich now offers primers in over 40 languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Italian and beyond. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox. We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture’s continued operation, please consider making a donation.

I still have my textbook that went along with the series. It was so scandalous to my high school self caprerz Mireille would go braless! Transcripts of the lessons would help us to learn the lessons!

At least it would give us an idea of the action. You can buy inexpensive used copies on Amazon. Can you tell me where to find the documents needed to do some nexercises? The Textbook and workbook do skip carpetz fair amount of the material in the program. Thank you very much! Seems like I have to give up on those exercises: Can anyone tell me where to find the documents needed to do some exercises? Hi Dave, I would appreciate the transcripts. Hi Dave, I too would love to have the transcripts sent to me my email is marquell gmail.


Hi Dave, please send me the transcripts if still possible. I would greatly appreciate it. How do i get your email? Dave, I, too, would love the transcript as well. I think that was a tease just to get me to sign up.

I am most grateful to you for sending whatever you have. Inn came across this discussion. Could someone provide the email address for Dave, please? Each video is actually the introduction to that lesson.

The real learning comes when you follow the audio course. You MUST obtain the audio which, together with the textbook and 2 workbooks, Part I and Part II, breaks down the language very efficiently and teaches you all the constructions and grammar etc.

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AND, most importantly, improves your ear to where you can make the transition to real French programming, as I have. Used workbooks and textbooks can be purchased very inexpensively. The audio is worth every penny, far better than a couple years at university. The best thing about French in Action is that it is authentic French, and also that it gives you all the necessary tools to actually go to France, as I did, and talk intelligently.

For instance, you will learn all about transportation in France, something that you will need!!! And just having the transcripts are not enough. There is no English in French in Action, so you need the textbook, which gives you explainations and cartoon visuals which enable you to understand key constructions as you read.

One of the foundations of French in Action is that translating can be a waste of time. And as I stated above, it is the audio course that will get your ear the where you want it to be.

This is after taking a couple of night terms using the book and workbook and watching the videos. It helps tremendously in training the ear. One is able to go frencch and replay as many times as necessary so that the student can start speaking in phrases rather than words. We are simply pointing out that they are available for free on the Annenberg Learner website.

What is a waste of time is looking up words and idiomatic phrases because there is no translation. Therefore, the meanings are either ambiguous or wrongly understood words in French that look like words in English but have totally different meanings. Tons of time wasted on that. I Just want to download individual chapters, as I was able to do on my earlier Microsoft computer now defunct. At the moment, I need Lesson 47 and If you are using firefox browser then just download a VPN add on.


Hoxx vpn is a good one but other options are there. The you can view the videos even if you are outside U. If you want to download VoD videos from Learner.

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