Discovering French Today!

Middle and High School French Curriculum Grades 6–12

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  • Why?
    Why Discovering French Today!

    Mobile-ready Online Editions

    The Online Editions are mobile friendly for use on tablet devices, with no additional purchase or separate app to download. Just log in with the same username and password that you use on your computer.

    HMH French Vocabulary App

    The HMH French Vocabulary app allows students to practice anytime, anywhere with a proven mobile flashcard system. Available for iOS®.

    News and Networking

    Give your students a direct connection to culture with News and Networking online. We provide the current, age-appropriate articles and videos; you get your evenings and weekends back.

    French InterActive Reader

    The French InterActive Reader supports the Common Core with selections that are leveled and tied to content areas. The interface provides a rich experience for students—it’s not just a bunch of PDFs!

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    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt World Languages programs continue to provide the unparalleled content and pedagogy you’ve come to expect.

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    • Interactive Brochure

      Explore Discovering French Today! program features through an innovative interactive brochure. Sample videos and technology demonstrations are just a click away.

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    • We've Got You Covered!

      Rest assured that Discovering French Today! addresses language learning requirements for today’s French classroom.

      Common Core

      Common Core

      Discovering French Today! complies with ACTFL®’s Alignment of the National Standards for Learning Languages with the Common Core State Standards. The French InterActive Reader online supports the Common Core with an emphasis on authentic and informational texts.

      21st Century skills

      21st Century Skills

      Students communicate in authentic contexts that empower them to not only learn French, but also to apply it to the world around them. News and Networking online gives students a path to global participation through a monitored space where they can post comments and read other comments from students around the world! Students can even publish their own articles to the site.

      International Baccalaureate

      International Baccalaureate

      IB students succeed through accurate communication and cultural context. Performance Space, through which students complete book activities online, lets students instantly practice and record spoken assignments.

      Advanced Placement

      Advanced Placement®

      Throughout all levels of the program, solid foundational skills prepare students for success in AP® French. NEW! French Pre-AP® Activities at Level 3 (Rouge) accelerate practice and achievement.

      ACTFL® is a registered trademark of American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages. Advanced Placement®, AP® and Pre-AP® are trademarks registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.

    • Scope and Sequence

      The Scope and Sequence provides an overview of the concepts to be covered in a given period of time, as well as how those concepts are addressed over the series as a whole. View the Scope and Sequence to see the progression and order of topic introduction.

      Scope and Sequence (1.8 MB)

      Tables of Contents

      Select a Level to review the contents of the program.

      Level 1a (4.9 MB) Level 1b (5.8 MB) Level 1 (5 MB)
      Level 2 (4.7 MB) Level 3 (4.6 MB)
    • Correlations

      See how Discovering French Today! aligns to the NCSSFL/ACTFL® Can-Do Statements (2015).

      Level 1 (230 KB)

      Level 1a (225 KB)

      Level 1b (222 KB)

      Level 2 (239 KB)

      Level 3 (231 KB)


      See how Discovering French Today! aligns to the ACTFL National Standards.

      Level 2 © 2013 (101 KB)

      Level 3 © 2013 (102 KB)


      See how Discovering French Today! aligns with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

    • Authors

      Meet the duo who has made Discovering French Today! a success.

    • Value Packages

      Discovering French Today! package options allow you to choose the configuration that’s right for you at a cost that fits your budget, whether you use a combination of print and online instruction or have a fully digital, paperless classroom.

      Digital Value Plus

      Intended for fully connected classrooms, the digital-only option provides comprehensive online resources for students and teachers—no print components required. Also included is the Student Edition eBook to install on tablet devices for offline use.

      Hybrid Value Plus

      This option is ideal for today’s print and digital classroom, with the same comprehensive online content as the Digital Value Plus package. In addition, each student receives a print Student Edition.

      Hybrid Value Basic

      This package features the Online Edition, including online teacher resources. In addition, each student receives a print Student Edition.

      Value Packages

      Discovering French Today Value Packages
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  • Features

    Discovering French Today! presents language and culture in context, allowing for an authentic language experience for students. This time-tested, proven approach offers remarkable culture, relevant instruction, and real interaction.

    DFT Feature Icon Remarkable Culture

    Remarkable Culture

    Students are introduced to the diversity of the French-speaking world through culture that is presented in context alongside daily instruction. Resources such as News and Networking take students beyond the classroom and get them invested in culture.

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    Relevant Instructions

    Relevant Instruction

    Our proven approach offers instruction in manageable amounts, a wide variety of activities, and progression at a pace that allows all students to achieve. Students drive their own practice through ample opportunities to learn at a self-determined level.

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    Real Interaction

    Real Interaction

    Discovering French Today! gives students the opportunity to interact through meaningful communicative activities. The latest interactive technology allows students to monitor their own progress and achieve greater results.

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    French Vocabulary Apps

    HMH French Vocabulary apps put fun practice at students' fingertips and extend language learning beyond the classroom.

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    • Remarkable Culture

      News and Networking

      News and Networking provides access to high-interest articles and culture videos that are updated throughout the school year. From the Tour de France to the latest Daft Punk album, News and Networking provides current information that will get students communicating! Students can add comments that are monitored, submit their own articles for publication on the site, and get help from their Language Coach. Included in the Online Student Edition.


      Culture videos

      On-location culture videos in the Online Student Edition allow students to learn about French-speaking countries around the world.


      Lectures pour tous

      The Lectures pour tous reading workbook includes authentic French literature. The "mark-it-up" format helps students solidify reading skills through a hands-on approach.

      Remarkable Culture
    • Relevant Instruction

      French InterActive Reader

      The French InterActive Reader is included in the Online Premium Add-on Package and Value Plus packages. The Reader supports the Common Core with a variety of authentic and informational selections at three levels of difficulty.


      French @HomeTutor online

      Fun digital activities offer three levels of practice and immediate feedback for students.

      Relevant Instructions

      Activités pour tous

      This leveled workbook provides the appropriate level of challenge for all students with vocabulary, grammar, and reading practice at three levels of difficulty.

      Relevant Instructions 2

      À votre tour! activities give students a chance to demonstrate what they have learned.

      Relevant Instructions 3
    • Real Interaction

      Performance Space

      Performance Space offers a one-to-one virtual environment where students record their answers for every activity in the textbook and in the French InterActive Reader.

      DFT Performance Space

      Student/Teacher Dashboards

      The Student and Teacher Dashboards are included with the Online Edition. These features provide at-a-glance portfolios of work and saved teacher feedback, and encourage greater student accountability.

      DFT Student Dashboard

      Pair and Group Activities

      These activities allow students to communicate and exchange information while practicing new structures in both guided and open-ended activities.

      DFT Group Activities
    • Apps
      Phone 2 App Discovering French Today!

      HMH vocabulary apps put fun practice at students' fingertips and extend language learning beyond the classroom.

      HMH French Vocabulary

      Practice anytime, anywhere with the HMH French Vocabulary app. This app features a proven flashcard learning system to enhance recall and long-term retention. Created for iPhone®, but also compatible with iPod touch® and iPad®, the HMH French Vocabulary app can be used with any French program.


      • 1,500 flashcards organized into themed lists
      • Native-speaker pronunciation with SlowSound Technology
      • A searchable phrase book
      • Multiple-choice quizzes
      • Progress tracking
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      Add Your Vocabulary Lesson to the App

      Expand vocabulary practice with HMH French Vocabulary Online, powered by Transparent Language®. This resource provides a full library of flashcards and activities to help students learn and practice French.


      • Ability to upload teacher-created content with images and audio
      • Vocabulary learning activities
      • Listening, pronunciation, and conversation practice
      • SlowSound Technology
      • Includes all three levels for up to 150 students
    • Available Digital Formats

      HMH eTextbooks

      eTextbooks include all of the content from the print textbook and are available across all grade levels and discipline areas. Suitable for most tablets, eTextbooks are portable and easily accessed, with some interactivity depending on the device.

      Online Edition

      Online Editions

      Our interactive Online Editions include all of the content of the print textbook, plus ancillary items and interactive elements, such as video and quizzes. With purchase of Online Student Editions, teachers also get access to online Teacher Resources as well as online Student Resources. Compatible with desktop, laptop, and netbook computers. Online Editions are mobile friendly for leading tablet devices.

  • Sample Online

    We are pleased to offer a preview of our Online Editions.

    Go to and click Preview, and enter the sample word provided by your Account Executive, brochure, or flyer.


    Quick Start Guide

    Book Pages

    Once online, select a unit, then click the Book Pages tab. Performance Space makes every activity interactive.

    Student Resources

    Next, select the Student Resources tab. News and Networking will keep them coming back for more! The Performance Space Student Dashboard will keep students accountable.

    Teacher Resources

    Click the Teacher Resources tab. All you need is under one tab, plus Interactive Whiteboard Activities and the Performance Space Teacher Dashboard.


    The Downloads tab provides audio and video in downloadable format.


    Now, select the Premium tab. Looking for a way to get students excited about reading? Take a look at the InterActive Reader.

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