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Tapis Volant 1 Student Book

By | Copyright Year:2012 | ISBN-13: 9780170186308

The Tapis Volant series is a market-leading French teaching and learning resource that has been so successful it is now in its third edition! The secret of its success is very simple: its straightforward teaching methodology and clear pedagogy make it flexible, adaptable and yet relevant to any classroom requirement. The third edition comes with several linguistic and cultural updates, and interweaves an intercultural language learning approach with a focus on communication and linguistic reflection.

The language units are structured as follows:
Situation(s): new cartoon dialogues
Façons de dire: colourful, lively spread showcasing the main communicative expressions relating to the themes of the unit
Activités orales: language tasks with additional assistance given via selected blackline masters
Outils langue: grammar, phonetics and language models; notes in English with French headings
Espace culture: interesting facts and figures, maps, photos and information, with intercultural reflection and student-oriented work
Lecture: varied and modern texts for guided reading practice
Tâches pratiques: summative tasks where students can work independently or in teams to create role plays and scenarios.

The Student Book is supported by a Workbook, Teacher Resource Pack and Audio CDs.

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Offers 16 language units and eight Mise au Point – summary and consolidating sections to recapitulate the language, structures, literacy and cultural content covered in the previous two units. The book also introduces specific sections on the Pacific and Indian Ocean islands that speak French, and also allows learners to make connections between Australia, New Zealand and France on a historical, socio-cultural and linguistic level.

Level 1 Units
1 Bonjour
2 Ah bon? Vraiment?
3 Qui est-ce?
4 Des papiers, des papiers
5 Voila, ma famille!
6 Notre quartier, c’est un zoo!
7 Je suis nul en anglais!
8 Bonjour tout le monde!
9 Ma journee, c’est comme ca!
10 Chez moi
11 C’est par ici?
12 Vous désirez?
13 Ils sont comment?
14 Qu’est-ce qu’on fait cet apresmidi?
15 On va faire la fête!
16 Vacances, voyages


Alan Chamberlain is the renowned co-author of the Tapis Volant series for all secondary year levels, along with fellow co-author Jane Zemiro. Alan was educated in Australia and in France. He taught in New South Wales before teaching and studying at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He worked as Associate Professor in French at the University of New South Wales, then as Associate Professor in Language Education at the University of Brunei. He has also written the Guide Pratique de la Communication (co-author Ross Steele), published by Les Editions Didier, Paris.

Jane Zemiro was educated in Australia and in France. She taught in state high schools in New South Wales, and then worked as a Senior Lecturer in teacher education at the University of Sydney. She was awarded the Palmes Académiques by the French Government in 2000. She has co-written a great variety of French language resources. She has extensive experience as an educational presenter and trainer.


Clearly structured and well-paced study plan that allows for plenty of multi-levelled and multi-skilled language learning

Wrap-around Teacher Resource Book

Completely new audio-visual resources