The Comme On Dit French Language Program is an innovative two-year textbook sequence comprised of Comme on dit (year 1) and C’est ce qu’on dit (year 2). The University of Chicago’s Claude Grangier and Nadine O’Connor Di Vito, with Marie Berg, have developed and extensively tested a research-based methodology that focuses on inductive learning through analysis of authentic discourse. The program’s workbook format ensures that students are engaged in the learning process on every page, leading to higher proficiency and greater student confidence. Students are encouraged to discover grammar rules, not just memorize them, and to use situationally appropriate language, not just “classroom French.” By the end of one year of instruction with Comme on dit, students can expect to reach Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High proficiency on the ACTFL scale; after using C’est ce qu’on dit, students can expect to reach Advanced-Low to Advanced-Mid proficiency.
This website includes all of the multimedia referenced in both textbooks. In addition, instructors can learn more about the program and access ancillary resources such as the instructor’s manual, quizzes, sample exams, and more.
eTextbooks are now available to buy or rent through VitalSource.com. eBook Workbooks and eBook Workbook Answer Keys (both sold separately) with additional exercises are also available through press.georgetown.edu and VitalSource.com, and provide students with more opportunities to practice their skills and check their own work. Please visit VitalSource.com for more details on pricing and availability.