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Access French 2: An Intermediate Language Course (BK)

by Bernard Grosz

Access French 2 consolidates previous language skills, using the familiar framework of Language Focus panels, learning tips and assessment checklists. It looks at different topic areas in greater depth and goes on to cover more practical matters such as dealing with your finances, methods of communication, buying a property in France and the world of work. A wide range of activities based on realistic resources and situations affords plenty of opportunities for reading and writing authentic French, enabling learners to communicate at a higher level. Each of the 10 units begins with a variety of revision activities and there is frequent consolidation of important grammar points, giving learners the confidence to move forward. Units end with a Découverte de la Francophonie section exploring the customs and traditions of French-speaking countries.Access French 2 covers all the necessary topics, grammar and vocabulary for GCSE, LLAS OCR Intermediate Level (the new Language Ladder scheme) and Level 2 (National Language Standards).Students who have completed the course will have achieved the necessary entry requirements for AS and DELF level.

Access French 2: An Intermediate Language Course (BK)

by Bernard Grosz

Access French 2 consolidates previous language skills, using the familiar framework of Language Focus panels, learning tips and assessment checklists. It looks at different topic areas in greater depth and goes on to cover more practical matters such as dealing with your finances, methods of communication, buying a property in France and the world of work. A wide range of activities based on realistic resources and situations affords plenty of opportunities for reading and writing authentic French, enabling learners to communicate at a higher level. Each of the 10 units begins with a variety of revision activities and there is frequent consolidation of important grammar points, giving learners the confidence to move forward. Units end with a Découverte de la Francophonie section exploring the customs and traditions of French-speaking countries.Access French 2 covers all the necessary topics, grammar and vocabulary for GCSE, LLAS OCR Intermediate Level (the new Language Ladder scheme) and Level 2 (National Language Standards).Students who have completed the course will have achieved the necessary entry requirements for AS and DELF level.

Access French: Student Book

by Bernard Grosz Henriette Harnisch

Access is the major new language series designed with the needs of today's generation of students firmly in mind. Whether learning for leisure or business purposes or working towards a curriculum qualification, Access French is specially designed for adults of all ages and gives students a thorough grounding in all the skills required to understand, speak, read and write contemporary French from scratch.The coursebook consists of 10 units covering different topic areas, each of which includes Language Focus panels explaining the structures covered and a comprehensive glossary. Learning tips and assessment checklists help students to achieve a sense of autonomy while at the end of each unit, a Découverte de la Francophonie section presents short texts of cultural interest. Numerous references to web-based activities, which will be an invaluable support to students' learning, add significantly to the course. The accompanying free Website gives direct access to additional internet-based activities for students, plus teacher support and guidance.

Access French: Student Book

by Henriette Harnisch Bernard Grosz

Access is the major new language series designed with the needs of today's generation of students firmly in mind. Whether learning for leisure or business purposes or working towards a curriculum qualification, Access French is specially designed for adults of all ages and gives students a thorough grounding in all the skills required to understand, speak, read and write contemporary French from scratch.The coursebook consists of 10 units covering different topic areas, each of which includes Language Focus panels explaining the structures covered and a comprehensive glossary. Learning tips and assessment checklists help students to achieve a sense of autonomy while at the end of each unit, a Découverte de la Francophonie section presents short texts of cultural interest. Numerous references to web-based activities, which will be an invaluable support to students' learning, add significantly to the course. The accompanying free Website gives direct access to additional internet-based activities for students, plus teacher support and guidance.

CfE Higher French: Success Guide (PDF)

by Robert Kirk Leckie Leckie Staff Collins Uk Staff

Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: French First Teaching: 2014, First Exam: 2015 Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher SQA exam with this Success Guide – the first choice for Scottish students! Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher French SQA examination with this Success Guide – the first choice for successful Scottish students! Success Guides really work because: • Topics in user-friendly sections help you plan your revision in bite-sized chunks • Quick Tests provide the practice that experts say is essential for effective recall • Top tips throughout ensure you know what the examiner will be looking for • Detailed guidance on the exam and Assignment will ensure that you know exactly what you need to do in the assessments • Examples throughout explain new ideas clearly

CfE Higher French: Success Guide (PDF)

by Collins Uk Staff Leckie Staff Leckie Robert Kirk

Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: French First Teaching: 2014, First Exam: 2015 Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher SQA exam with this Success Guide – the first choice for Scottish students! Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher French SQA examination with this Success Guide – the first choice for successful Scottish students! Success Guides really work because: • Topics in user-friendly sections help you plan your revision in bite-sized chunks • Quick Tests provide the practice that experts say is essential for effective recall • Top tips throughout ensure you know what the examiner will be looking for • Detailed guidance on the exam and Assignment will ensure that you know exactly what you need to do in the assessments • Examples throughout explain new ideas clearly

Collins French Dictionary (PDF)

by Collins Dictionaries Staff

A modern French Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's French language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: âe¢ All the latest words in both languages, such as downloadable, Wi-Fi in English, and empreinte écologique, podcaster in French âe¢ Full GCSE coverage âe¢ An in-depth and up-to-date supplement with information about France, its people and its language to help you take your learning to the next level âe¢ Help with French verbs âe¢ Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes Designed to give travellers, business people and the general user alike all the information they need in a portable, hard-wearing format. It includes all the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, as well as all the features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words such as can, that, mettre, que, notes about life in French-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. An in-depth and up-to-date supplement helps you to develop your knowledge of French and your confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to guide you. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as the words and phrases you will need in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into France, its people and other French-speaking countries. Verb tables show all verb forms for the most common French verbs and give examples of how these are used.

Collins Pocket — COLLINS POCKET FRENCH DICTIONARY [6th edition] (PDF)

by Collins

Features include: All the latest words in both languages, such as downloadable, Wi-Fi in English, and empreinte écologique, podcaster in French Full GCSE coverage An in-depth and up-to-date supplement with information about France, its people and its language to help you take your learning to the next level Help with French verbs Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes COLLINS POCKET FRENCH DICTIONARYhas been designed to give travellers, business people and the general user alike all the information they need in a portable, hard-wearing format. It includes all the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, as well as all the features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words such as can, that, mettre, que, notes about life in French-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. An in-depth and up-to-date supplement helps you to develop your knowledge of French and your confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to guide you. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as the words and phrases you will need in different situations, like sending email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into France its people and other French-speaking countries. Verb tables show all verb forms for the most common French verbs and give examples of how these are used. Also available in the Collins French dictionary range are Collins French School Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary, Collins French Dictionary & Grammar and Collins French Phrasebooks for mobile phone and iPod

Collins Robert French Dictionary (PDF)

by Collins Dictionaries

The world's leading French-English dictionary, a joint collaboration between Collins and Le Robert, now revised and updated to cover all the latest vocabulary in both languages. The perfect dictionary for advanced learners of French. With over 310,000 words, meanings and phrases and 500,000 translations. This tenth edition of the market-leading Collins Robert French dictionary uses Collins' and Le Robert's unique multi-million word databases of contemporary English and French to ensure that the user has the most complete and accurate picture of real language available today. The dictionary is ideal for advanced learners and professionals using French. This edition has been revised to include all the latest vocabulary from a wide range of fields, including new additions from the fields of the Internet, the environment and economics. Culture boxes explain the origins of phrases from literature, film and popular culture to aid translation and improve your understanding of French popular culture. Long and complex entries benefit from a clear structure and layout, with key phrases, idioms and set grammatical structures highlighted. Acclaimed Language in Use supplement contains hundreds of examples of usage in real-life contexts such as essay writing, email and telephone conversations to help you use French fluently and naturally. Includes detailed colour maps of the English and French-speaking worlds.

Conversations avec Jules Hoüel: Regards sur la géométrie non euclidienne et l’analyse infinitésimale vers 1875 (Publications des Archives Henri Poincaré Publications of the Henri Poincaré Archives)

by Philippe Henry Philippe Nabonnand

Cet ouvrage contient les correspondances actives et passives de Jules Hoüel avec Joseph-Marie De Tilly, Gaston Darboux et Victor-Amédée Le Besgue ainsi qu’une introduction qui se focalise sur la découverte de l’impossibilité de démontrer le postulat des parallèles d’Euclide et l’apparition des premiers exemples de fonctions continues non dérivables.Jules Hoüel (1823-1886) a occupé une place particulière dans les mathématiques en France durant la seconde partie du 19ème siècle. Par ses travaux de traduction et ses recensions, il a vivement contribué à la réception de la géométrie non euclidienne de Bolyai et Lobatchevski ainsi qu’aux débats sur les fondements de l’analyse. Il se situe au centre d’un vaste réseau international de correspondances en lien avec son rôle de rédacteur pour le Bulletin des sciences mathématiques et astronomiques.

Cultural Heritage and International Law: Objects, Means and Ends of International Protection

by Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack Stefan Oeter Evelyne Lagrange

This book explores the objects, means and ends of international cultural heritage protection. It starts from a broad conception of cultural heritage that encompasses both tangible property, such as museum objects or buildings, and intangible heritage, such as languages and traditions. Cultural heritage thus defined is protected by various legal regimes, including the law of armed conflicts, UNESCO Conventions and international criminal law. With a view to strengthening international protection, the authors analyze existing regimes and elaborate innovative concepts, such as blue helmets of culture and safe havens for endangered cultural heritage. Finally, the ends of international protection come to the fore, and the authors address possible conflicts between protecting cultural diversity and wishes to strengthen cultural identity.

Customary Law Today

by Pierre Mousseron Laurent Mayali

This book addresses current practices in customary law. It includes contributions by scholars from various legal systems (the USA, France, Israel, Canada etc.), who examine the current impacts of customary law on various aspects of private law, constitutional law, business law, international law and criminal law. In addition, the book expands the traditional concept of the rule of law, and argues that lawyers should not narrowly focus on statutory law, but should instead pay more attention to the impact of practices on “real legal life.” It states that the observation of practices calls for a stronger focus on usage, customs and traditions in our legal systems – the idea being not to replace statutory law, but to complement it with customary observations.

De la Terre à la Lune

by Jules Verne

It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing.

Décomposition-coordination en optimisation déterministe et stochastique (Mathématiques et Applications #81)

by Guy Cohen Pierre Carpentier

Ce livre considère le traitement de problèmes d'optimisation de grande taille. L'idée est d'éclater le problème d'optimisation global en sous-problèmes plus petits, donc plus faciles à résoudre, chacun impliquant l'un des sous-systèmes (décomposition), mais sans renoncer à obtenir l'optimum global, ce qui nécessite d'utiliser une procédure itérative (coordination). Ce sujet a fait l'objet de plusieurs livres publiés dans les années 70 dans le contexte de l'optimisation déterministe. Nous présentans ici les principes essentiels et méthodes de décomposition-coordination au travers de situations typiques, puis nous proposons un cadre général qui permet de construire des algorithmes corrects et d'étudier leur convergence. Cette théorie est présentée aussi bien dans le contexte de l'optimisation déterministe que stochastique. Ce matériel a été enseigné par les auteurs dans divers cours de 3ème cycle et également mis en œuvre dans de nombreuses applications industrielles. Des exercices et problèmes avec corrigés illustrent le potentiel de cette approche.This book discusses large-scale optimization problems involving systems made up of interconnected subsystems. The main viewpoint is to break down the overall optimization problem into smaller, easier-to-solve subproblems, each involving one subsystem (decomposition), without sacrificing the objective of achieving the global optimum, which requires an iterative process (coordination). This topic emerged in the 70’s in the context of deterministic optimization. The present book describes the main principles and methods of decomposition-coordination using typical situations, then proposes a general framework that makes it possible to construct well-behaved algorithms and to study their convergence. This theory is presented in the context of deterministic as well as stochastic optimization, and has been taught by the authors in graduate courses and implemented in numerous industrial applications. The book also provides exercises and problems with answers to illustrate the potential of this approach.

Du côté de chez Swann

by Marcel Proust

Du cote de chez Swann is the first volume of the novel by Marcel Proust , In Search of Lost Time . It consists of three parts, the titles are: Combray Swann in Love Country names: the name .

Enforcement and Effectiveness of the Law - La mise en oeuvre et l’effectivité du droit: General Contributions of the Montevideo Thematic Congress - Contributions générales du Congrès thématique de Montevideo (Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law #30)

by Diego P. Fernández Arroyo Nicolás Etcheverry Estrázulas

This book gathers the general contributions to the 3rd Thematic Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, which took place from 16 to 18 November 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The main topic of the Congress was the enforcement and effectiveness of the law as a particularly relevant concern in today’s society, in which the expressions of law have multiplied and legal pluralism seems to have reached its peak.The book addresses the enforcement of constitutional rights in national and supranational contexts, as well as the effectiveness of international dispute settlement. Further, it examines in detail the relations between the enforcement and effectiveness of criminal law, contract law and family law.Ce livre rassemble les contributions générales du 3ème Congrès thématique de l'Académie internationale de droit comparé, qui s'est déroulé du 16 au 18 novembre 2016 à Montevideo en Uruguay. Le sujet principal du Congrès était la mise en oeuvre et l’effectivité du droit qui constituent une préoccupation particulièrement pertinente dans la société contemporaine où les expressions du droit se sont multipliées et où le pluralisme juridique semble avoir atteint son apogée. Le livre traite de la mise en oeuvre des droits constitutionnels dans des contextes nationaux et supranationaux ainsi que de l'efficacité du règlement des différends internationaux. En outre, il examine en détail les relations entre l'application et l'efficacité du droit pénal, du droit des contrats et du droit de la famille.

Erwerbsverlauf und sozialer Schutz in Europa: Employment Biographies and Social Protection in Europe . Les parcours professionnels et la protection sociale en Europe

by Otto Kaufmann Sylvie Hennion Eva Maria Hohnerlein

Mit dem Anstieg der Lebenserwartung in Europa geht ein Wandel der Erwerbs- und Lebensverläufe einher, die durch Brüche und Wechsel der beruflichen Tätigkeiten geprägt sind. Ein zentrales Anliegen ist daher, jedem die Teilhabe am Erwerbsleben über den gesamten Lebensverlauf zu ermöglichen und zugleich soziale Rechte durch angemessenen sozialen Schutz zu gewährleisten. Mit juristischen, sozialpolitischen und empirischen Analysen widmet sich dieses Buch dem Zusammenspiel verschiedener Sozialschutzmechanismen und ihren Schwierigkeiten, sich den neuen Entwicklungen anzupassen. Es präsentiert die Impulse europäischer Instanzen und die Antworten verschiedener europäischer Staaten auf die Herausforderung, Flexibilisierung der Beschäftigung und Modernisierung der Sozialschutzsysteme in Einklang zu bringen.Increasing life expectancy in Europe entails a remodelling of career development and life course, marked by discontinuities and changing professional activities. One of the concerns is ensuring that everybody may participate in gainful activities during his or her life course while also guaranteeing social rights through adequate social protection. By means of legal, socio-political and empirical analyses this book embarks on the interrelationship of different social protection mechanisms and the resulting difficulties of adapting to these new employment patterns. It presents European impulses and the reactions of several European states to the challenge of reconciling flexibility of employment and modernisation of social protection.L’augmentation de l’espérance de vie en Europe suscite un changement des modes de parcours professionnels et de vie constitués de ruptures et de conversions d’activité. L’une des préoccupations est de permettre à chacun de poursuivre une activité professionnelle tout au long de sa vie tout en pouvant bénéficier d’une protection sociale adaptée. A travers des analyses juridiques, socio-politiques et empiriques, cet ouvrage aborde les interférences et les difficultés d’adaptation des mécanismes de protection sociale aux nouvelles évolutions. Il présente les impulsions européennes et les choix effectués au niveau national pour concilier flexibilité de l’emploi et modernisation des systèmes de protection sociale.

Essential French Grammar

by Casimir D'Angelo Mike Thacker

Essential French Grammar is an innovative reference grammar and workbook for intermediate and advanced undergraduate students of French (CEFR levels B2 to C1). Its clear explanations of grammar are supported by contemporary examples and lively cartoon drawings. Each chapter contains:* real-life language examples in French, with English translations* a 'key points' box and tables that summarise grammar concepts* a variety of exercises to reinforce learning* a contemporary primary source or literary extract to illustrate grammar in context.To aid your understanding, this book also contains a glossary of grammatical terms in French and English, useful verb tables and a key to the exercises.Together, these features all help you to grasp complex points of grammar and develop your French language skills.

Essential French Grammar

by Casimir D'Angelo Mike Thacker

Essential French Grammar is an innovative reference grammar and workbook for intermediate and advanced undergraduate students of French (CEFR levels B2 to C1). Its clear explanations of grammar are supported by contemporary examples and lively cartoon drawings. Each chapter contains:* real-life language examples in French, with English translations* a 'key points' box and tables that summarise grammar concepts* a variety of exercises to reinforce learning* a contemporary primary source or literary extract to illustrate grammar in context.To aid your understanding, this book also contains a glossary of grammatical terms in French and English, useful verb tables and a key to the exercises.Together, these features all help you to grasp complex points of grammar and develop your French language skills.

Exploring the French Language

by Nigel Armstrong R Lodge Jane Shelton Yvette Ellis

Do you know what 'verlan' or French 'backslang' is? Was President Mitterand 'câblé'? The French language is more than just a tool for communication; it has a crucial role to play in how native speakers of French think about the world and about themselves and their culture. This book helps students develop a systematic 'linguistic' approach to French. It covers the core topics, ranging from the structure and sounds of the language to discourse and everyday conversation. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed and a glossary of technical terms and many exercises and activities help reinforce key points. Students will find that their understanding and enjoyment of the French language is greatly enhanced by this book.

Exploring the French Language

by Nigel Armstrong R Lodge Jane Shelton Yvette Ellis

Do you know what 'verlan' or French 'backslang' is? Was President Mitterand 'câblé'? The French language is more than just a tool for communication; it has a crucial role to play in how native speakers of French think about the world and about themselves and their culture. This book helps students develop a systematic 'linguistic' approach to French. It covers the core topics, ranging from the structure and sounds of the language to discourse and everyday conversation. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed and a glossary of technical terms and many exercises and activities help reinforce key points. Students will find that their understanding and enjoyment of the French language is greatly enhanced by this book.

Francophone Postcolonial Studies: A critical introduction

by David Murphy Charles Forsdick

This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies. Providing a theoretical framework for postcolonial criticism of the field, it also aims to trigger a genuine dialogue between Francophone and Anglophone scholars of postcolonialism.Part I provides a historical overview, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, addressing issues of colonialism, slavery and exoticism. Part II looks at language issues and discusses France's belief in the universality of its language and culture and the postcolonial challenges to that view. Part III discusses issues of diversity and multiculturalism in contemporary Francophone cultures. Part IV concludes with an analysis of the French-language contribution to postcolonialism as well as an examination of Francophone postcolonial thought and culture in the principal areas of the French-speaking world.Edited by two of the up-and-coming names in Francophone Postcolonial Studies, the collection includes contributions from an international team including some of the world's leading scholars in the field.

Francophone Postcolonial Studies: A critical introduction

by David Murphy Charles Forsdick

This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies. Providing a theoretical framework for postcolonial criticism of the field, it also aims to trigger a genuine dialogue between Francophone and Anglophone scholars of postcolonialism.Part I provides a historical overview, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, addressing issues of colonialism, slavery and exoticism. Part II looks at language issues and discusses France's belief in the universality of its language and culture and the postcolonial challenges to that view. Part III discusses issues of diversity and multiculturalism in contemporary Francophone cultures. Part IV concludes with an analysis of the French-language contribution to postcolonialism as well as an examination of Francophone postcolonial thought and culture in the principal areas of the French-speaking world.Edited by two of the up-and-coming names in Francophone Postcolonial Studies, the collection includes contributions from an international team including some of the world's leading scholars in the field.

Francotheque: A resource for French studies

by Open University Open University

"Francotheque" seeks to provide a French-language resource for undergraduate students of French. Direct access to contemporary French culture and society is offered through carefully selected authentic texts and a comprehensive overview of France and the French is provided under six broad headings - history, multicultural society, media, the arts, science and technology, the Francophone world - through press articles, historical documents, photographs, posters, advertisements, statistics, poems and songs. Each section starts with an introduction. The authentic texts are accompanied by vocabulary notes, and where appropriate, explanations filling in cultural background. One of the features of the book is the "sujets de reflexion", which provide pre-reading stimulus, thus suggesting a particular context of focus from which to approach many of the contexts.

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