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French 401 The Francophone World: Introduction

Welcome to the French Language Resource Guides

Bonjour! 

Welcome to this guide created especially for you by Ms. Pei, the Instructional Librarian!

Course Description

This course is intended to further enrich your communicative skills in French. Our primary aims this year are: 1) to deepen your understanding of vocabulary and grammar already learnt, 2) to help you become even more independent in your language studies, 3) to give you a general introduction to French culture.

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OWHL Answers

Effective Ways of Doing Information Research

The four key steps are to : Get Organized; Gather Information; Use the Information; and Reflect. To learn more about the details of a research process, please click Research without Pain.

As always, we are happy to help you and show you more if you simply visit the OWHL Answers/LibChat page, or email us your specific question.  We are here to help you!  

Official French Speaking Countries In The World

Brushing Up Your Presentation Skills

Debates and debating. 

Oral communication.

Public speaking

Persuasion (Rhetoric)

Ten Secrets For Using PowerPoint Effectively

Want to learn more about research and writing?  Please visit this Writer's Reference Center.

Best of luck to your project!

Feeling a little lost in French?

A Guide to France

25 vital words and simple expressions to learn before visiting France

Cliffs Note French II

Do you know that Mrs. Schorr, Andover's emeritus French Instructor, wrote a book to help your French learning as well:

Tune-up your French : the top ten ways to improve your spoken French by Mrs. Schorr, Andover's emeritus French Instructor.

Regions where French Is Spoken

  Regions where French is the main language
  Regions where it is an official language
  Regions where it is a second language
  Regions where it is a minority language

Source: Wikipedia on France Language

World News on France

World News - Europe presents and distributes news, sports, business and entertainment around Europe.

France Daily provides latest news about France. 

Books on Francophone Countries

Google Book Search

Scholar Search on Francophone World

Google Scholar Search