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Course Textbooks

The Alliance Française has most of these books available for purchase — those with prices in the AF Price column. Many of the books may be found online using the ISBN's provided.

Note from the Director:

We recommend Contacts, 7th edition by Jean-Paul & Rebecca Valette (ISBN 0-618-00748-2), as a basic text for all students up to the Advanced III+ level. This textbook clearly explains the basics of French grammar and is a useful supplement to Alter Ego Plus A1, used in our intermediate and Advanced I & II courses. Please consult the list of courses or table below to find the textbooks that will be used in your class. Courses with no textbook listed will be using material prepared by the instructor. All of the textbooks will be available for purchase in our office at your first class meeting, and some copies may be available in our library.

Course & Book Author ISBN AF Price
False Beginners, Beginners I & Beginners II
Contacts, 7th ed. (2001)Valette & Valette0-618-00748-2$15
* Available in our office.
Intermediates I - Saturdays with Carolyn Shaffer
Contacts, 7th ed. (2001)Valette & Valette0-618-00748-2$15
* Available in our office.
Beginning French for Travelers
French Phrasebook & CD, 2003DK Eyewitness Travel Guides0751321435$10
* Available in our office.
France: The Visual Phrasebook & Dictionary, 2003HarperCollins Language Survival Guide0060536926$10
* Available in our office.
Intermediates I, II, III, Advanced I & II
*Alter Ego+ A1
(includes CD-ROM)
Berthet, Daill, Higot, Kizirian & Waendendries. Hachette, 2012978-2-01-155810-7$31
*Available for purchase in our office for or for check-out in our library.
Advanced III
Discovering French Rouge 3 Valette & Valette. McDougal Littell 2001 or 2004ISBN-10: 0395874866
or (for 2001 book)
ISBN-10: 0618035060
* Available at Amazon or Abebooks
Cercle de Lecture Adv III/III+ with Carolyn Shaffer
Petit paysGaël Faye, Grasset
or PDF online (free!)
ISBN-10: 2246857333
ISBN-13: 978-2246857334
Cercle de Lecture Adv III+/IV with Patricia Dardant
Rester groupésSophie Hénaff, Livre de Poche, 2017ISBN-10: 2253092444
ISBN-13: 978-2253092445
* Available in our office.
Advanced II+/III/III+ : Atelier de Phonétique avancée
500 exercices de phonétique B1/B2.Dominique Abry,
Marie-Laure Chaperon
ISBN: 9782011557544$27
* Available in our office.
Cercle Littéraire with Colleen McCuskey
Chanson douceLeila Slimani, Gallimand, 2016ISBN-10: 2070196674
ISBN-13: 978-2070196678

Also available for purchase (but NOT required for our classes):
  Vite et Bien 1 with CD, Claire Miquel, CLE International (ISBN 978-209-035272-6). An excellent resource for learning dialogues in fast French! $33
  Student Cahier with CD to accompany Alter Ego Plus A1: $18.50