L’Art de lire combines beginning conversational French with an introduction to French phonics, enabling children to read simple stories in French from the first lesson. Includes verb conjugations, grammar, and conversational French.
The six levels of L’Art de lire correspond roughly to the curriculum guidelines for Grades 4-8 Core French in Ontario, Canada, where students begin French studies in grade four.
At each level, there is an 80 page Student Workbook with phonics-based stories, a French-English glossary, easy to understand explanations of new grammar concepts, and exercises. The mp3 Audio Files walk the student through the workbook, giving opportunity to hear and repeat all the vocabulary and sentences.
Also included at each level are Unit Tests, Flashcards, and a Teacher Workbook, which is a copy of the student workbook with answers filled in.
Levels and components are also available separately.