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Mise au point: Textes, lexique, grammaire et tâches, 6th Edition

  • Michel Parmentier
  • Muriel Péguret
  • Catherine Phillips
  • Mirela Cherciov
  • ISBN-10: 0176501568
  • ISBN-13: 9780176501563
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 1999
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Designed for Intermediate French courses, Mise au point supports students as they move along their journey to learning more advanced and sophisticated French, complementing and building upon what they have learned in previous courses. The goal is to help students become autonomous, lifelong French learners by immersing them in all aspects of the language. In the new edition, the authors use various activities that help students engage, discover, and apply what they are learning. The accompanying Cahier offers even more opportunities for practice with the vocabulary, idiomatic structures, and grammar points from each chapter. It also includes one set of translation exercises per chapter.

About the Author

Michel Parmentier

Michel Parmentier, a professor in the French department at Bishop's University, Québec, lives in Ottawa. He has been teaching French as a second language at a variety of levels for many years. In addition to writing Mise au point, he is the author of Regards contemporains: Textes d'actualité québécoise. He is co-translator of Free Rein, and co-author of Second Regards, Récits récents as well as Nouvelles nouvelles: Fictions du Quebec contemporain.

Table of Contents


Table des matières
Chapitre 1 Apprendre à apprendre une langue
Chapitre 2 Planifier une invitation à souper
Chapitre 3 Filmer une vidéo de déballage
Chapitre 4 Raconter et rapporter une anecdote urbaine
Chapitre 5 Raconter ce que vous avez vu récemment comme divertissement
Chapitre 6 Réfléchir à une expérience culturelle
Chapitre 7 Donner un cours particulier
Chapitre 8 Passer et faire passer un entretien d’embauche
Chapitre 9 Trouver un(e) colocataire ou un colocation
Chapitre 10 Rédiger sa liste de choses à accomplir au cours de sa vie
Chapitre 11 S’échanger des conseils de santé et de bien-être
Chapitre 12 Partager ses astuces pour bien passer l’hiver
Chapitre 13 Augmenter la présence du français dans son milieu
Chapitre 14 Rapporter un événement auquel on a assisté ou un sujet d’actualité
Chapitre 15 Sensibiliser la communauté à une question environnementale
Appendice A : Conjugaisons
Appendice B : Verbes (+ prépositions) + infinitif
Appendice C : L’imparfait et le plus-que-parfait du subjonctif

New to this edition

  • The 15 chapters are divided into three sections: Observe and Discover, Learn and Consolidate and Reflect and Act.
  • Readings and vocabulary are introduced first, then reinforced and in the grammar section. This structure allows for the theme of the reading to be integrated and expanded upon when students are learning the grammar components, making the learning experience more applied.
  • Grammar sections have been developed with the scaffolding approach in mind, to encourage students to use and recognize past learning and continue to build on it as they move ahead through the content.
  • The vocabulary section has been expanded and given more structure to help students more easily move through it.
  • Thirteen of the fifteen readings are new.
  • The Reflect and Act section includes task-based activities that engage the student’s creativity and ask them to reflect on what they have learned.
  • Observe and Discover includes a reading, related comprehension questions, and guided activities.
  • Learn and Consolidate includes the vocabulary and idiomatic structures, followed by the grammar explanations.
  • Overall, a new and fresh design has been applied to improve legibility.
  • In the Grammar section, each series of exercises incorporates personal questions, mobilizing the grammar so students have an opportunity to practice what they have learned in a way that is real and applicable to their lives.


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

Instructor Supplements

Cahier d’exercice pour Mise au Point  (ISBN-10: 0176759239 | ISBN-13: 9780176759230)

Student Supplements

Cahier d’exercice pour Mise au Point  (ISBN-10: 0176759239 | ISBN-13: 9780176759230)