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Journal de France

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"Travelling alone, internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon spent six years, along with his long-time partner and collaborator Claudine Nougaret, creating an extraordinary travel journal. Interspersed with his journey are remarkable glimpses from his archives, including an unforgettable meeting with Nelson Mandela. Intimate, compelling, revelatory, Journal de France offers a unique portrait of a country and its landscapes, an overview of a truly momentous career, and a fascinating résumé of the art of photography over the past half century."--Container
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Orientation [electronic resource]

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Part one provides an introduction to the series, it's components and functions. It also explains how to work with the video programs and integrate them with the audio and print components.
Online
1987
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Planning and Anticipating: 1 [electronic resource]

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Part two teaches French vocabulary for greeting and leave-taking; talking about health; expressing surprise; planning and anticipating; and expressing decisiveness and indecisiveness. Covers subject pronouns; masculine and feminine adjectives and nouns; definite and indefinite articles; immediate future; agreement in gender and number; aller; être; and present indicative of -er verbs.
Online
1987
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Planning and Anticipating: 2 [electronic resource]

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Parts 3 teaches French vocabulary for greeting and leave-taking; talking about health; expressing surprise; planning and anticipating; and expressing decisiveness and indecisiveness. Covers subject pronouns; masculine and feminine adjectives and nouns; definite and indefinite articles; immediate future; agreement in gender and number; aller; être; and present indicative of -er verbs.
Online
1987
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Planning and Anticipating: 3 [electronic resource]

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Parts 4 teaches French vocabulary for greeting and leave-taking; talking about health; expressing surprise; planning and anticipating; and expressing decisiveness and indecisiveness. Covers subject pronouns; masculine and feminine adjectives and nouns; definite and indefinite articles; immediate future; agreement in gender and number; aller; être; and present indicative of -er verbs.
Online
1987
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Names and Origins [electronic resource]

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Part 5 introduces the two main characters, Mireille and Robert. Teaches French vocabulary for numbers; expressing age; giving commands; necessity; and negation. Covers numbers 1-29; avoir; avoir in expressions of age; ne ... pas; imperatives of -er verbs; il faut and infinitives.
Online
1987
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Physical Characteristics: 1 [electronic resource]

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Part 6 describes Mireille's physical appearance. Teaches French vocabulary for reality and appearance; describing oneself; and talking about sports. Covers numbers 30-100; faire; aimer and faire with sports; questions with intonation, inversion, and est-ce que.
Online
1987
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Physical Characteristics: 2 [electronic resource]

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Part 7 describes Robert's appearance and describes how the two will meet. Teaches French vocabulary for reality and appearance; describing oneself; and talking about sports. Teaches numbers 30-100; faire; aimer and faire with sports; questions with intonation, inversion, and est-ce que.
Online
1987
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Kinship [electronic resource]

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Part 8 introduces Mireille's relatives at their country home. Teaches French vocabulary for talking about family relationships; and asking the identity of people and things. Covers numbers 100-999,000,000; dates; partitive; and possessive adjectives.
Online
1987
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Describing Others: 1 [electronic resource]

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Parts 9 teaches French vocabulary for describing others; talking about games; expressing agreement and disagreement; talking about time; and talking about the weather. Covers present tense with il y a ... que and ça fait ... que; possessive and demonstrative adjectives; stressed pronouns; venir; and savoir versus connaêtre.
Online
1987
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Describing Others: 2 [electronic resource]

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Parts 10 teaches French vocabulary for describing others; talking about games; expressing agreement and disagreement; talking about time; and talking about the weather. Covers present tense with il y a ... que and ça fait ... que; possessive and demonstrative adjectives; stressed pronouns; venir; and savoir versus connaêtre.
Online
1987
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Encounters: 1 [electronic resource]

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Part 11 teaches French vocabulary for starting a conversation; talking about seasons and time of day; exclamations; talking about studies; referring to lack and abundance; expressing approval and disapproval; reacting to compliments; and expressing politeness. Covers immediate past with venir de; direct object pronouns; reflexive verbs; imperative and pronouns; demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; interrogative adjectives and pronouns; parler versus dire; imperfect; and imperfect of être and avoir.
Online
1987
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Encounters: 2 [electronic resource]

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Part 12 teaches French vocabulary for starting a conversation; talking about seasons and time of day; exclamations; talking about studies; referring to lack and abundance; expressing approval and disapproval; reacting to compliments; and expressing politeness. Covers immediate past with venir de; direct object pronouns; reflexive verbs; imperative and pronouns; demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; interrogative adjectives and pronouns; parler versus dire; imperfect; and imperfect of être and avoir.
Online
1987
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Encounters: 3 [electronic resource]

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Part 13 teaches French vocabulary for starting a conversation; talking about seasons and time of day; exclamations; talking about studies; referring to lack and abundance; expressing approval and disapproval; reacting to compliments; and expressing politeness. Covers immediate past with venir de; direct object pronouns; reflexive verbs; imperative and pronouns; demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; interrogative adjectives and pronouns; parler versus dire; imperfect; and imperfect of être and avoir.
Online
1987
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Encounters: 4 [electronic resource]

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Part 14 teaches French vocabulary for starting a conversation; talking about seasons and time of day; exclamations; talking about studies; referring to lack and abundance; expressing approval and disapproval; reacting to compliments; and expressing politeness. Covers immediate past with venir de; direct object pronouns; reflexive verbs; imperative and pronouns; demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; interrogative adjectives and pronouns; parler versus dire; imperfect; and imperfect of être and avoir.
Online
1987
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Occupations: 1 [electronic resource]

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In part 15, the main characters discover they have an acquaintance in common and that Mireille has a younger sister. Teaches French vocabulary for talking about work; degrees of assent; days and months of the year; buying and spending; approximating; and talking about years and centuries. Covers aller versus venir; prepositions; contractions of definite article with de and à; adverbial pronouns y and en; vouloir, pouvoir; c'est versus il/elle est; ne ... plus, ne ... jamais; pronoun on; indirect object pronouns; and formation of adverbs.
Online
1987
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Occupations: 2 [electronic resource]

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In part 16, Robert asks Mireille if he can accompany her to the Chartres. Teaches French vocabulary for talking about work; degrees of assent; days and months of the year; buying and spending; approximating; and talking about years and centuries. Covers aller versus venir; prepositions; contractions of definite article with de and à; adverbial pronouns y and en; vouloir, pouvoir; c'est versus il/elle est; ne ... plus, ne ... jamais; pronoun on; indirect object pronouns; and formation of adverbs.
Online
1987
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Occupations: 3 [electronic resource]

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In part 17, while in the Luxembourg Gardens, Robert and Mireille discuss their family names and childhood ambitions. Teaches French vocabulary for talking about work; degrees of assent; days and months of the year; buying and spending; approximating; and talking about years and centuries. Covers aller versus venir; prepositions; contractions of definite article with de and à; adverbial pronouns y and en; vouloir, pouvoir; c'est versus il/elle est; ne ... plus, ne ... jamais; pronoun on; indirect object pronouns; and formation of adverbs.
Online
1987
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Occupations: 4 [electronic resource]

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In part 18, the two students share stories about people who have changed their career plans. Teaches French vocabulary for talking about work; degrees of assent; days and months of the year; buying and spending; approximating; and talking about years and centuries. Covers aller versus venir; prepositions; contractions of definite article with de and à; adverbial pronouns y and en; vouloir, pouvoir; c'est versus il/elle est; ne ... plus, ne ... jamais; pronoun on; indirect object pronouns; and formation of adverbs.
Online
1987
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Education: 1 [electronic resource]

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In part 19 Mireille and Robert share stories about school experiences. Teaches French vocabulary for identification and description; talking about occupations; talking back; excusing oneself;and expressing incredulity. Covers passé composé; plaire; negation with jamais, rien, personne; mettre, boire; passé composé and direct object pronouns; savoir and infinitives; and agreement of past participle with avoir.
Online
1987