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FREN1010
Module Reading List

French Language Awareness and Skills, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Amanda Deacon
a.deacon@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading list:

Prescribed texts (you must have your own copy of these books)

Hawkins & Towell, French grammar and usage, 4th ed., Hodder 2015     

Jubb & Rouxéville, French grammar in context, 5th ed., Hodder 2020  

EBook available from https://www.routledge.com/French-Grammar-in-Context/Jubb-Rouxeville/p/book/9781138588240  

Hard copy bundle of these two texts available from Balckwell's bookshop who price match Amazon. See link under module infromation.

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A good bilingual dictionary: either Collins Robert or Oxford Hachette ( French Dictionary, latest edition)

 

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Additional reading for consultation and self-study (Copies of all these books are in the University libraries)

Vocabulary:

Chambers Harrap's French students' dictionary.

R.E. Batchelor & M.H. Offord, Using French - A guide to contemporary usage.

Grammar books

J. Morton, English grammar for students of French : the study guide for those learning French, 7th ed., Arnold 2013.

G. Price, A comprehensive French grammar.

M. Coffman Crocker, Schaum's outline of French grammar.    

M. Jubb, Upgrade your French.

M.E. Surridge, Le ou la? : the gender of French nouns.

Further reading:

A. Lodge, N. Armstrong, Y. Ellis, J. Shelton, Exploring the French language.

P. Thody and H. Evans, Faux amis & key words : a dictionary-guide to French language, culture and society through lookalikes and confusables.

Study Skills:

S. G. Donald & P. E. Kneale, Study skills for language students : a practical guide.

The language learner's good study guide by the Open University's centre for Modern Languages.

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Suggestions for on line resources

Dictionaries

http://www.wordreference.com/

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/ 

Grammar

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr Tex’s French Grammar (la grammaire de l’absurde).

A pedagogical reference grammar that combines explanations with surreal dialogues and cartoon images. Originally designed for students at the University of Texas as a user-friendly guide to French grammar.

http://www.lepointdufle.net/grammaire_conjugaison.htm

http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-french.html

http://french.about.com/library/verb/bl-subjunctivator.htm

http://pomme.arts.sfu.ca/pomme/  

http://www.translationdirectory.com/article286.htm tips on how to determine the gender of French nouns.

http://grammarist.com/french/french-noun-gender/

Radio and Television

Radio Londres https://www.radio-uk.co.uk/french-radio-london

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/tv/

www.radiofrance.fr

www.europe1.fr

www.rmcinfo.fr

You can also listen to podcasts on RFI, an international radio site which propose some listening exercises as well as transcripts. You will find it at the following address:

https://www.franceculture.fr/

http://www.rfi.fr/ www.france3.fr

https://www.france.tv/france-5/

www.canalplus.fr

www.france2.fr

This list was last updated on 26/08/2021