The book has been written in constant consideration of the National Standards in Foreign Language Education, and commits to fulfill the goals of the 5 Cs: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Community.
The students learn to use the language for communication in “real life” situations, either oral communication by practicing dialogues or written communication by learning to interpret written works and messages.
Students become able to understand and appreciate the cultures of the French-speaking world through its own language. To do that, students explore social and cultural differences in dialogues, and chapter themes, but also in dedicated sections culture and civilization.
The book invites the student to tackle the issue of globalization and diversity by displaying the different languages and cultures that can exist in a country (France, Canada, or Unites States). Moreover, the textbook's strong emphasis on the Internet and its possibilities provides the students with more tools and training for success in an increasingly global age.
C'est parti offers a wide perspective on the French speaking world, and connects to subject areas such as geography, history and contemporary society. Moreover, it creates opportunity for teamwork in numerous projects, or argumentation building in essays.
The set of characters introduced here, an American student and his international French-speaking friends from Canada, Senegal, and France, naturally brings a reflection on diversity and variety in cultures. The students are invited to react, and express their impressions on the cultural diversity that they discover.