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Horizons, 1st Edition

  • Joan H. Manley
  • Stuart Smith
  • John T. McMinn-Reyna
  • Marc A. Prévost
  • Patricia Lee Men Chin
  • ISBN-10: 0176540881
  • ISBN-13: 9780176540883
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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About the Product

With its clear, easy-to-follow structure and step-by-step skill-building methodology, Horizons is a complete program that guides students through their first year of learning French. It is organized by competencies that act as building blocks for students. The competencies, about four in each chapter, focus on specific, real-world functions, which serves to help students learn the language and make connections to the world around them. To support students in their learning journey, this learning package includes a number of interactive activities, contextualized vocabulary and grammar, and increased coverage of French Canada, found both in the text and within our online resources.

About the Author

Joan H. Manley

Joan Manley is Professor Emeritus from the University of Texas at El Paso. During her 33 years as a faculty member, she gave over 100 workshops and conference presentations and authored 50 journal articles. She was a trainer and tester of the Oral Proficiency Interview, which led to the current emphasis on skill building and proficiency as exemplified in teaching programs such as HORIZONS.

Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith received her degrees and her first training and experience in teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. She has been teaching at Austin Community College since 1981 and has been authoring foreign language textbook and textbook materials since 1986.

John T. McMinn-Reyna

John McMinn-Reyna is Professor of French and Spanish at Austin Community College, where he has taught since 1986. After doing graduate studies in Romance Linguistics at The University of Texas at Austin, he also worked as an editor of high school and college-level programs.

Marc A. Prévost

Marc André Prévost received his degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. He taught seven years at The University of Texas and starting in 1986, he was a professor at Austin Community College. He has coauthored foreign language textbooks since 1986.

Patricia Lee Men Chin

Patricia Lee Men Chin holds a Ph.D. (Dalhousie) in Applied Linguistics, an M.A. (Carleton) and B.A. Hons. (Concordia) in French Literature. She has spent more than twenty years teaching French in Canadian universities and is currently a Senior Instructor in the Department of French at Dalhousie University. Prior to this, she also held teaching positions at the University of Ottawa, Carleton and Saint Mary’s University. Her scholarly interests include language learning strategies (LLS) in L2 acquisition, French as a Second language didactics and curriculum development.

Table of Contents

Chapitre préliminaire: La France et le monde francophone : On commence!

Chapitre 1: La francophonie canadienne : À l’université
Chapitre 2: Le Québec : Après les cours
Chapitre 3: L’Ontario : Un nouvel appartement
Chapitre 4: L’Acadie : En famille
Chapitre 5: L’Ouest francophone : Les projets
Chapitre 6: Les territoires du Canada : Les sorties
Chapitre 7: L’Europe francophone : La vie quotidienne
Chapitre 8: L’Asie francophone : La bonne cuisine
Chapitre 9: La France d’outre-mer : En vacances
Chapitre 10: L’Afrique francophone : À l’hôtel

Chapitre de révision : Un drôle de mystère
Appendice A : L’alphabet phonétique
Appendice B : Tableau des verbes
Vocabulaire français–anglais
Vocabulaire anglais–français

New to this edition

  • Chapters open with colourful photos and information focused on a geographical theme. This Canadian edition has been revamped to focus on francophone cultures and communities in different regions of Canada and of the world.
  • More information aimed at developing cultural competence about francophone cultures in Canada and around the world.
  • The textbook is made up of ten chapters plus a preliminary chapter and a review chapter.
  • The program is laid out in a modular design. Each new vocabulary and grammar section is laid out across two pages with the presentation on the left-hand page and exercises on the right. For those topics that require more practice, sections are expanded to four pages to allow students more opportunity to practice.
  • Visual and contextualized presentation of new vocabulary and structures.
  • Interesting and realistic exercises that progress from recognition to production and from more structured to increasingly open-ended.
  • In the writing section, there are pre-writing activities to help guide students as they organize their thoughts before writing compositions.
  • At the end of each chapter is an integrated review section that summarizes the grammar topics presented in the chapter, which can be a useful study tool for students.
  • Your all-in-one language-learning system just got better! With iLrn: Heinle Learning Center, everything students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment. Aspects of the program include an interactive ebook, integrated activities, companion videos, voice-recording applications, an online workbook and lab manual, and so much more!
  • The Premium Website brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook
  • CEFR Correlation Guide, created by Sima Farsandaj, provides a chapter-by-chapter outline of how Horizons correlates to the CEFR benchmarks (A1-A2). Sima Farsandaj is a French Sessional Lecturer at University of Toronto, Mississauga, since 2006 and has over 30 years of teaching experience in a variety of different educational institutions. Sima earned two Masters of French literature degrees, completed her doctoral studies (ABD) with the Department of French at University of Toronto, and obtained her certificate in Didactics and Pedagogic Training in French as a Foreign Language. She has been recognized as a "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques" for her contributions to French education, culture, teaching, and community by the Minister of Higher Education and Research of France, as well as by the Canadian government, having received “The Canada 150 Heritage Pin”.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Only Instructor Resources to accompany Horizons, First Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 017656067X | ISBN-13: 9780176560676)
DVD to accompany Horizons, First Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176560653 | ISBN-13: 9780176560652)
Lab Audio CD to accompany Horizons, First Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176560661 | ISBN-13: 9780176560669)
Testing Program CD to accompany Horizons, First Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176772294 | ISBN-13: 9780176772291)

Student Supplements

eBook: Horizons 1ce  (ISBN-10: 0176933581 | ISBN-13: 9780176933586)
Student Activities Manual for Manley's Horizons  (ISBN-10: 0176559256 | ISBN-13: 9780176559250)