The Text Book Since 2011, Echo (CLE International) is the textbook prescribed by Alliance Française.Echo is organized in 4 different levels aimed at adult or young adult learners. Echo covers the A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
Its approach is to allow learners to acquire real writing and oral communication skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing), through communicative tasks. Activities lead learners to interact with others in varied, important and interesting situations. They do it in a natural and authentic way, according to their feelings, actual experiences and their own culture, but also in a creative and enjoyable way. The main objective of the themes taken up is to arouse the students’ real interest in the French society and the francophone world and to allow them to develop the know-how and techniques essential to any successful communication exercise.
Documents are diverse, numerous and rewarding. With Echo, to learn “how to learn” is a priority. Learners are active; they develop their observation and reflection abilities, all learning strategies leading progressively to autonomy. Echo allows students to discover a new culture, while having the benefit of hindsight on their own culture. It furthers the achievement of communicative tasks, in situations close to the real life, as the mainspring of learning. According to the level, learners are brought round to acting “as in real life”. In this perspective, grammar, vocabulary and phonetics are actually tools in the service of communication skills, closely related to socio cultural content.
The Social Networks for writing French These sites are similarly a social network but is dedicated to learning French and notably to the practice of writing with home page, blogs, forum, chat tools. One can become a member of this network if a student of the Alliance Française. An increasing number of teachers are also offering their activities. It even presents a portal of resources to work on the French language in autonomy.
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