Designed for intermediate to advanced students, this text equips readers with the necessary skills to write confidently in French in a range of situations. Suitable for use as a classroom text or as a self-study course, it is carefully structured to ensure a better understanding of the effect of choice of words, register and style.
Each chapter contains a selection of model texts, activities and clear notes on the format, style and language demonstrated. Every activity also has a model answer in the key, which also offers advice, explanations and further examples to support the student's learning.
* key learning points clearly indicated at the beginning of each chapter
* a rich selection of model texts from a variety of different media.
Based on a well-reviewed Open University course and written by experienced teachers of the language, Developing Writing Skills in French has been trialled with non-native speakers of French to produce a valuable resource that will help students write appropriately for a variety of contexts.
1. Le Bonheur 2. L'Habitat 3. L'Expression Artistique 4. L'Environnement en Danger 5. Quelques Personnages Historiques 6. Quelques Édifices Publics 7. Nouveau Départ 8. Science et Technologie
Graham Bishop is Lecturer in French and German, and Bernard Haezewindt is Lecturer in French, both at the Open University, UK.
Reviews for Developing Writing Skills in French
'Perhaps the greatest strength of this book lies in its attention to the development of transferable skills ... Given the importance attached in higher education to the development of transferable skills, this is a vital selling point.' -- The Times Higher Educational Supplement