Series

Qui parle français ?

Boost your French skills effortlessly, efficiently and enjoyably! 

Written by the French teacher Carla Tarini in easy, accessible French, the Qui parle français ? books offer you the ideal entry into la francophonie– the French-speaking world. 

Here is what makes the Qui parle français ? series so accessible:

  • Present tense 

  • High frequency verbs

  • 350-450 unique words per book

  • Many recognizable cognates (words similar in meaning and spelling to English words) 

  • A complete glossary that contains every single word appearing in the book

  • Six maps of the French-speaking world 

  • Beautiful, detailed illustrations by Esther Rosier

  • 10 books written at the same level

 

Read to acquire and perfect your French

The Qui parle français? books are designed for pleasure reading. Reading for pleasure, whether at home, on a beach or in the classroom, is one of the best ways to increase vocabulary and retain structures.  Reading in French should not feel like a struggle; it should feel as easy and natural as possible. Each of the ten books in the series will provide you with highly comprehensible and compelling readings and a fully enjoyable reading experience.

 

Cultural topics meet the needs of advanced learners

Although written to be comprehensible to beginning French learners, the complex themes encourage readers to reflect on the intersection of culture, language, race, politics and gender.  For older or more advanced students, these books will become a springboard to deeper inquiry. Such learners will naturally engage in thought-provoking discussions at higher levels of discourse. 

 

Teachers can use the Qui parle français ? books in all their classes

Simply by tailoring discussions, activities and homework, teachers can use the series with 6th graders as well as college students and adults. Teachers who use the Comprehensible Input (CI) approach will immediately see the connections to popular CI techniques, such as Special Person Interviews, Picture Talk, Movie Talk, Story Listening, Story Asking, Free Voluntary Reading and more. 

Whether you are an independent lover of French language and cultures, a French student, or a French teacher, the Qui parle français? series will provide hours of discovery and enjoyable language input.

Where to buy

Buy these books at The CI Bookshop

Bookstores and libraries order here.

US or Canada residents order at: CPLI.net 

Qui parle français ? – Livre 1

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824310

In Book 1, you will meet ten fascinating people, including a successful businessman who was born in the Syrian desert, a poet turned president, a soccer player, an accordionist from Louisiana, and a mime who saved children during the Holocaust.

List of people in this book:

  1. Django Reinhardt

  2. Olympe de Gouges

  3. Mohed Altrad

  4. Marcel Marceau

  5. Christian Karembeu

  6. Marie Curie

  7. Léopold Sédar Senghor

  8. Ida Lewis Guillory

  9. Farida Khelfa

  10. Watson Mere

Qui parle français ? – Deel 2

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824327

In Book 2, you will meet ten fascinating people, including a daredevil cyclist from Europe, a Facebook posting poet, a 17th century philosopher, a West African explorer fascinated by the arctic, and a Nobel prize winning scientist. 

List of people in this book:

  1. Berthe Morisot

  2. Magie Faure-Vidot

  3. Aïssata Touré Kane

  4. Voltaire

  5. France Nuyen

  6. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

  7. Hélène Dutrieu

  8. Mahamat Saleh Haroun

  9. Tété-Michel Kpomassie

  10. Clifton Chenier

Qui parle français ? – Livre 3

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824334

In Book 3, you will meet ten fascinating people, including an East African novelist who imagines a new world order, a champion swimmer, a fencer and violinist, a fashion model committed to inspiring North African youth, and a world-famous oceanographer.

List of people in this book:

  1. Penda Mbow

  2. Jacques Cousteau

  3. Bessie Coleman

  4. Abdourahman Waberi

  5. Jacques Brel

  6. Malia Metella

  7. Joseph Bologne

  8. Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

  9. Dev Virahsawmy

  10. Jacques Tati

Qui parle français ? – Livre 4

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824341

In Book 4, you will meet ten fascinating people, including a classically trained dancer, an ice skater, a psychologist, a lawyer, and artists in film, theater, fashion, literature, music and fine arts.  

List of people in this book:

  1. Raghunath Manet

  2. Céline Dion

  3. Azzedine Alaïa

  4. Camille Claudel

  5. Isabelle Adjani

  6. Elladj Baldé

  7. Fatima Ousseni

  8. Jean Piaget

  9. Fatou Diome

  10. Mariama Hima

Qui parle français ? – Livre 5

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824358

In Book 5, you will meet ten fascinating people, including the founder of Chicago, a princess, an engineer and a yoga/activist, a children’s book author and a seamstress who is also a revolutionary.

List of people in this book:

  1. Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable

  2. Hindi Zahra

  3. Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre

  4. Gérard Depardieu

  5. Mary Alice Fontenot

  6. Caroline de Monaco

  7. Pierre Akendengué

  8. Gustave Eiffel

  9. Tao Porchon-Lynch

  10. Catherine Flon

Qui parle français ? – Livre 6

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824365

In Book 6, you will meet ten fascinating people, including a tightrope walker, a prolific writer, a spendthrift queen, and a filmmaker searching for answers.

List of people in this book:

  1. Euzhan Palcy

  2. Albertine Zullo

  3. Coco Chanel

  4. Rithy Panh

  5. Alain Mabanckou

  6. Philippe Petit

  7. Marie Antoinette

  8. Flora Coquerel

  9. Coco Mbassi

  10. Germaine Tillion

Qui parle français ? – Livre 7

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824372

In Book 7, you will meet ten fascinating people, including an Olympic skater, a philanthropic basketball player, an astronomer, and an paint-on-glass animator.

List of people in this book:

  1. Merieme Chadid

  2. Georgie Badiel

  3. Nguyên Lê

  4. Martine Chartrand

  5. Surya Bonoly

  6. Léon Damas

  7. Édith Piaf

  8. Dikembe Mutombo

  9. Napoléon Bonaparte

  10. François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture

Qui parle français ? – Livre 8

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824389

In Book 8, you will meet ten fascinating people, including an outdoor painter, a feminist thinker, a transitional president, and an actor with a black belt in karate.

List of people in this book:

  1. Zinédine Zidane

  2. Hélène Cixous

  3. Laura Flessel-Colovic

  4. Oumane Sembène

  5. Ali Farka Touré

  6. René Descartes

  7. Élodie Yung

  8. Catherine Samba-Panza

  9. Sonia Rolland Uwitonze

  10. Claude Monet

Qui parle français ? – Livre 9

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824396

In Book 9,  you will meet ten fascinating people, including a champion tennis player, a poet-painter, an unconventional singer, and a powerful king.

List of people in this book:

  1. Stromae

  2. Simone de Beauvoir

  3. Saïd Taghmaoui

  4. Louis XIV

  5. Brigitte Bardot

  6. Djamila Boupacha

  7. Alexandre Dumas

  8. Joseph Zobel

  9. Yannick Noah

  10. Etel Adnan

Qui parle français ? – Livre 10

€ 9,95

Author: Carla Tarini

Illustrations by: Esther Rosier

ISBN 9789490824402

In Book 10, you will meet ten fascinating people, including a circus performer, a plant-loving scientist, an existential philosopher, and a popular TV chef. 

List of people in this book:

  1. Marie Mariterangi

  2. Auguste Rodin

  3. Isabelle Eberhardt

  4. Esther Kamatari

  5. Jean-Paul Sartre

  6. Guy Laliberté

  7. Marie-José Pérec

  8. Albert Ratsimamanga

  9. Julia Child

  10. Bilal Hassani

Where to buy

Buy these books at The CI Bookshop

Bookstores and libraries order here.

US or Canada residents order at: CPLI.net 

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