Using a proficiency-oriented approach, "Moments litteraires "provides intermediate- to advanced-level French students with an excellent introduction to French and francophone literary masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the present day. The selections are carefully chosen for their popular appeal, student interest, and linguistic accessibility. An innovative pre- and post-reading apparatus allows students to increase their proficiency in the four skills as they develop a working knowledge of French literature."Strategies for Speaking" section in the "Chapitre preliminaire" gives students the tools they need to approach advanced-level speaking proficiency and participate comfortably in whole-class and small-group conversations.Literary and cultural readings include selections from the late 20th and early 21st century that inspire student conversation and literary and cultural understanding.Francophone selections include works by French-speaking authors from Africa, the Caribbean, the Maghreb, Canada, and the contemporary French-speaking world, exposing students to a broader range of French literature."Enriched Perceptions" questions encourage students to elaborate in French in a more sophisticated way.Additional features include "Post-reading Comprehension" activities, "Critical-thinking" and "Synthese" activities, and reading and writing strategies."Proficiency-oriented reading approach "develops advanced-level reading ability and moves classes toward advanced-level speaking proficiency.Hirsch, Bette G. is the author of 'Moments LittTraires ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780618527731 and ISBN 0618527737.