Essential French Grammar
Routledge – 2013 – 442 pages
Essential French Grammar is a student-friendly French grammar designed to give learners a firm foundation on which to build a real understanding of both spoken and written French.
Clear explanations of grammar are supported by contemporary examples, lively cartoon drawings and a variety of exercises.
Key features of each chapter:
A glossary of grammatical terms in French and English, useful verb tables, and a key to the exercises are also provided, making this an ideal resource for both independent and class-based learners. Essential French Grammar is an innovative reference grammar and workbook for intermediate and advanced undergraduate students of French.
(CEFR levels B2 to C1, ACTFL Advanced Plus to Superior)
Glossary 1. The sentence 2. Nouns 3. Determiners 4. Pronouns 5. Adjectives 6. Adverbs 7. Verbs I 8. Verbs II 9. Prepositions 10. Conjunctions 11. Punctuation and accents Verb tables
Mike Thacker was Director of the Language Centre at the University of Surrey from 1991-2005 and has taught at all degree levels. He is co-author of several course books for Spanish A level, A Spanish Learning Grammar and Friday Afternoon French (with C. d’Angelo). He is also series editor of 3 GCSE course books including À plus!
Casimir d’Angelo is Director of the Language Unit in the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge. He is co-author of Friday Afternoon French (with M.Thacker)..