Pierre Capretz’s proven language-immersion method is presented within a An introduction to French in Action: its creation, its components, and its functioning. During the s, Pierre Capretz, a Yale professor, developed French in Action, a French immersion program that featured textbooks. Since it was first published, French in Action: A Beginning Course in Language and Culture—The Capretz Method has been widely recognized in the field as a.

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This is the only program in English; the others are entirely in French.

One is able to go back and replay as many times as necessary so that the student can start speaking in phrases rather than words. October 2, at 4: April 8, at 6: Physical Characteristics I Reality and appearance; describing oneself; talking about sports.

Getting Around II Using the telephone; receiving invitations; expressing optimism and pessimism. As a pioneer in multimedia learning, Capretz was also the preservationist of a much older pedagogical tradition, one that works remarkably well whether the language in question is alive or convalescing.

Encounters III Starting a conversation; talking about seasons and time of day; exclamations; talking about studies; referring to lack and abundance; expressing approval and disapproval; reacting to compliments; expressing politeness.


Habitat III Asking one’s way; talking about housing; caoretz expressing satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Geography and Tourism V Talking about countries and regions; exaggerating; confirming; insisting; expressing perplexity.

Resource: French in Action

Occupations III Talking about work; degrees of assent; days and months of the year; buying and spending; approximating; talking about years and centuries. A video instructional series in French for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs, audiocassettes, coordinated books, and Web site.

August 29, at 8: Just came across this discussion. Comments crench You can skip to the end and leave a response. Hi Dave, please send me the transcripts if still possible. As I learned more about Capretz, I started to get the jokes, which, of course, included the Yale T-shirt that Robert seemed never to wash.

The series is also appropriate for teacher professional development.

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November 21, at 5: December 13, at Could someone provide the email address for Cation, please? This series uses active participation to increase fluency in Ln, while introducing French culture. Such caprets my first high school impressions, in andof the video pedagogy of French in Actionthe language course cum TV series that taught me and millions of other Americans the rudiments of the Francophone lifestyle.


Dave, I, too, would love the transcript as well. Planning and Anticipating I Greeting and leave-taking; talking about health; expressing surprise; planning and anticipating; expressing decisiveness and indecisiveness.

Get the best cultural and educational resources on the web curated for you in a daily email. Education II Identification and description; talking about occupations; talking back; excusing oneself; expressing incredulity.

April 11, at 1: An Introduction to Spanish. Habitat II Asking one’s way; talking about housing; protesting; expressing satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Click here to cancel reply.

September 25, at 3: Future of irregular verbs; relative acyion qui and calretz imperative with direct and indirect object pronouns; position of en with object pronouns; ne Until World War I, in the fancier schools, Latin was taught as something spoken and speakable, best accessed especially in the realm of poetry via tongue and ear.

April 9, at 7: Transcripts of the lessons would help us to learn the lessons! Describing Others I Describing others; talking about games; expressing agreement and disagreement; talking about time; talking about the weather.