Description Let's Explore France de Visual Education Media:
Sights and Sounds of Paris: Part One begins with views of the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of the city. We then explore the bustling Avenue des Champs-Elysees with its many fashionable stores, followed by a visit to the tomb of the unknown soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, before moving on to the Obelisk on the Place de la Concorde. In the Hotel des Invalides we admire the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. A cruise on a Bateau-Mouche down the River Seine takes in the many bridges and glimpses of daily life on the embankments. A visit to Notre-Dame is followed by a stroll through the quaint streets of the Ile-St-Louis, and finally an entertaining glimpse of the Place du Tertre in Montmartre. Special Topic: an employee of the Bateaux-Mouches presents various aspects of their ever-popular cruises upon the River Seine. CD-ROM contains teachers' notes, transcriptions, vocabulary, activities, puzzles and a slide show.
Robert Beckett MA, BA (Mus), LTCL, Dip Tchg is the founder of Visual Education Media,2003. Robert has an educational background in Music, Geography, French and Media studies (Auckland/London) and brings to his camera work 10 years' teaching experience in primary and secondary schools in New Zealand. He combines a wide interest in French language and culture with a passion for creating visual resources that inform and educate. He is never so happy as when capturing the essence of a slice of France in one of his regular filming jaunts there. Dr Brian McKay DU Paris, MA(hons), Dip Tchg, Chevalier des Palmes Academiques was the former Head of French at the University of Auckland. Brian has been teaching French and visiting France since first gaining his doctorate from the Sorbonne in 1970. His extensive knowledge of French language and culture provides a further assurance of quality in both visual materials and the teaching materials that accompany them. French language coach for Opera NZ, Brian is currently preparing a DVD on Sounding French. He was recently made a Chevalier des Palmes Academiques for contributions to the teaching of French.