The Premium edition of the level A1 coursebook includes a printed activation code, enabling access for one year to the Espace Virtuel platform (www.espacevirtuel.emdl.fr). Instructions on how to create an account on the platform are also provided.
The one-year access period will commence on the date the Student Premium account is activated.
Students who have set up a Student Premium account will also be able to access many other coursebooks in digital format, plus hundreds of interactive exercises and video clips.
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 1 Student's book comprises 8 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 at the end of each dossier.
The dossiers feature an array of varied, authentic documents (excerpts from tabloid magazines, blogs and text messages, etc.) that intregrate key vocabulary and aspects of grammar, thus enabling students to strengthen their reading comprehension skills whilst at the same time acquiring cultural and linguistic knowledge.
Furthermore, each unit concludes with a page dedicated to learning and consolidating vocabulary, which includes word clouds, mind maps, collocations, etc.
21 x 29.7 cm
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