The French Way (2nd ed.)

The Truth Behind the Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs

by Ross Steele

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ISBNs
  • 0071487182
  • 9780071428071
  • 9780071487184

Achieve savoir faire and fit into French culture with ease

Written by an internationally renowned expert in French culture, Ross Steele, this second edition of The French Way offers a uniquely impartial and fully up-to-date perspective on French attitudes, tastes, and customs regarding everything from business style (formal) to pets (doted on), conversation (an art form) to humor (satiric, political), love (truly, madly, deeply) to time ("Better late than never!").

With the help of The French Way, you will:

  • Understand how people from every corner of France interact, do business, and live their daily lives
  • Become well-versed in ninety major topics including food, family, holidays, the media, religion, sports, money, entertainment, and le shopping
  • Learn the truth about common myths and misconceptions concerning the French and communicate comfortably with French-speaking people without committing faux pas

  • McGraw-Hill Education; March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780071487184
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: The French Way
  • Author: Ross Steele
  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill Education
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0071487182
  • 9780071428071
  • 9780071487184

About The Author

Ross Steele is an honorary associate professor at the University of Sydney specializing in French society and culture. He was Adjunct Fellow of the National Foreign Language Center in Washington, DC. For his work promoting French language and culture internationally, he was been awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, and Officier des Palmes Académiques.