Défi: Livre de l'élève + CD 4 (B2)
Défi is an innovative and motivating French as a foreign language course for adolescents and adults.
Placing French-speaking cultures and interculturality at the core of the learning process, the books in this collection use interesting, stimulating and topical documents as a basis for enhancing the four main skills. The methodology presented throughout leans firmly towards an action-based approach to learning via short tasks that conclude with a final project. Furthermore, Défi is a method that is 100% adapted to the new digital practices of students and teachers, and is the first collection to offer a digital textbook that has been 100% optimised for mobile devices (tablets and Smartphones) and that is completely interactive (Student's book and Workbook). Free online resources to supplement the content provided in the manuals include digital projects, self-correcting exercises, grammar and phonetics activities, plus the entire digital content (audio and video files, educational guide, etc.).
The level 4 Student's book comprises 9 units in total, each of which are divided into two thematic dossiers. Each dossier includes: 1 double-page spread centred around discovery, 2 double-page spreads presenting introductory documents, plus a wealth of grammar, vocabulary and cultural activities (in the form of mini tasks), which will prepare students for the final task (Défi) at the end of each dossier.
The acquisition of linguistic skills is facilitated from the offset thanks to an array of authentic, interesting documents (touching upon cultural and multicultural elements, societal facts, etc.). The manual also proposes a variety of reading strategies to aid understanding of the documents and to encourage autonomous learning. Interculturality plays an essential role throughout : students are actively encouraged to react and interact whilst drawing upon their own experiences and identity.
Furthermore, each unit concludes with a page dedicated to learning and consolidating vocabulary, which includes word clouds, mind maps, collocations, etc.
There are also links provided to short videos focusing on phonetics (accessible online via the publisher's platform - https://espacevirtuel.emdl.fr/).