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Liberté, by Gretchen Angelo and Emmanuelle Remy, is a first-year college French textbook with a true communicative approach. It has been adopted by instructors at over thirty colleges and high schools (partial list below). The textbook may be downloaded for free in accordance with the license, or printed copies can be ordered.

2023-24 updates:

  • Emmanuelle Remy has made her Canvas course for Volume 1 available to all here: The Canvas Commons course contains user guides (instructional videos for professors adopting the text) as well as a plethora of in-class activities and quizzes that any user may download and import to their own Canvas course (and often to other LMS formats as well).

  • Gretchen Angelo is inputting the B and C exercises into a separate Canvas course; each exercise will be set up as a separate quiz that you can import into your own Canvas courses and modify as you wish. Please email me if you wish access to these.

  • The PDFs (see below) now contain direct links to each of the dialogue enregistré directly, and will be updated with links to the section C audio exercises.

The PDFs of the books are now stored on the Internet Archive, to which the links below now redirect. We advise that users download a copy of the version ordered for their classes at the beginning of the semester, as the online version may change during the year due to updates. (The revision date is always printed on page 4, so you may easily check whether everyone is using the same revision. The Spring 2024 update for Volume 1 has only minor changes from the Fall 2022 version; Volume 2 is updated mostly in the culture sections of chapter 12 and incorporates the Dialogues enregistrés.) The printed editions below are the same as the Internet Archive versions; the latter have a newer date due to updating of the audio links.

The text can be viewed within the Internet Archive viewer or downloaded in Adobe Acrobat format by clicking the "PDF" link on the right of each page, and is freely available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Please note! The reader on the Internet Archive does NOT support the HTML links - you must download the PDF to use these -- scroll down to the "Download options" list on the lower right and choose the PDF option, then open it in a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat or Document Viewer.

To get the desired volume/edition of the book, click on the appropriate link below. ( If you need an older edition of the book, I may have it in my files.)

The audio recordings for each chapter are in MP3 format. The audio is currently available only to institutions using the text; in 2024, the audio links will be integrated into the text. Teachers, to obtain the audio recordings, please email me from your school email address. If you are a student using this book at another university, ask your teacher for the recordings and/or ask them to email me to request them for your institution.

Please contact Gretchen Angelo with questions on the Internet Archive versions, the audio recordings, or other issues; please contact Emmanuelle Remy directly with questions about her Canvas Commons course.

About the Authors

Gretchen Angelo teaches French language and literature at California State University, Los Angeles. If you think you might be interested in using Liberté in your classroom, I would love to hear from you. My e-mail address is gangelo2 at calstatela dot edu.

Emmanuelle Remy is a French native who teaches French language and culture at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA.

Partial List of Adopters

Instructors at the following institutions have used Liberté in their classes:
  • Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK
  • Arizona Language Institute, Phoenix, AZ
  • Barbados Language Center, Barbados Community College
  • Besant Hill School, Ojai, CA
  • Biola University, La Mirada, CA
  • Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT
  • California State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Calvary Christian Academy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Central High School, Corinth, Maine
  • Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO
  • Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, OH
  • Delta Charter High School, Tracy, CA
  • Dillard University, New Orleans, LA
  • Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH
  • Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA
  • Grace Christian School, Alexandria, LA
  • Hostos Community College, CUNY, NY, NY
  • Interamericano School, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • International IT College, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Iroquois Ridge High School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Jemison High School, Jemison, AL
  • Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield, ME
  • Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL
  • Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, TN
  • Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles, CA
  • Lower Canada College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
  • Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA
  • Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
  • New England College, Henniker, NH
  • Northeastern State University of Oklahoma, Talhequah, OK
  • Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
  • Platte Canyon High School, Bailey, CO
  • Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
  • Santiago Canyon College, Orange, CA
  • Shaw University, Raleigh, NC
  • Universidad del Valle de Puebla, Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico
  • Universidad Humanistica de Mexico, Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico
  • University of Dublin Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • University of New Mexico, Los Alamos
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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