New York Post
"A blackboard is never on camera. Instead, the storyline is illustrated
with clips from French films, TV shows, cartoons, and drawings, each
designed to help viewers learn the language. These programs certainly
save you airline tickets. It's the next best thing to being there."
U.S. News and World Report, Washington, DC
"Seeing people communicate in a cultural context, using facial
expressions and gestures, aids language learning. The best videos show
native speakers filmed on location speaking at a natural pace. After each
scene in French in Action Yale Professor Pierre Capretz reviews grammar and vocabulary entirely in French, an 'immersion' method that forces you to learn language much as a child does."
The Washington Post
"One of my favorite TV shows -- French in Action has caught on like wild fire since its inception. Dozens of public stations show it, and
hundreds of universities use it as their basic French curriculum. I
first became an addict one year ago while flicking through the public TV
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division of Instructional Development
1988 Honorable Mention Award
Birmingham International Educational Film Festival
1988 Certificate of Recognition in Language Arts
International Film and TV Festival of New York
1988 Silver Medal
National Educational Film and Video Festival
1987 Silver Apple Award for "Encounters"
Ohio State Award
1988 Achievement of Merit Award