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Le Lexique

Le Lexique

More than a glossary, this site is thematically arranged to provide students with vocabulary, graphics and external links on a variety of topics. Areas include: l'ecole et les etudes, la cuisine, vacances et voyages, medias, informations et culture, travail et argent, habitat et cadre de vie, and politique et societe. Activities included in each subject area.


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Laura Franklin
Laura Franklin (Faculty)
17 years ago
I have used this site in second-semester French language courses(community
college level) for years. It is effective in its use of realia and
culturally-authentic graphics. Students get a real sense of the appropriate
context in which to use all terms. For example, in the section on schools,
students can actually take virtual visits to French and Francophone schools and
see the program of studies there. They have a grasp of "la vie quotidienne" in
a variety of subject areas.

I use le Lexique to extend the themes covered in the second-semester textbook,
French in Action. The students do cross-cultural comparisons and their
discussions and compositions are supported by information in the Lexique.

Technical Remarks:

The site is easy to navigate and visually attractive. The graphics serve a
purpose and are well-chosen.
Used in course? Yes