• Bien dit!

Bien dit!®

Middle and High School French Curriculum Grades 6–12

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  • Why?
    Why Bien dit!

    Continuous Improvement

    At HMH, we continually enhance our programs to reflect the latest research. Components recently added to the Online Edition of Bien dit! © 2013 include Integrated Performance Assessments and Modalities Crosswalks to show how Bien dit!® content supports language proficiency.

    Mobile-Friendly Online Experience

    Bien dit! Online Editions work on leading tablet devices with no additional purchase or separate apps to buy. Just use the Web browser to log in with the same username and password you use on a computer.

    News and Networking

    Give your students a direct connection to culture with News and Networking online. We provide 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, seamless experience for students—it’s not just a bunch of PDFs!

    The Trusted Leader in World Languages

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

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    • Testimonials

      Hear how Bien dit!® contributed to classroom success for a World Languages Content Specialist.

    • Continuous Improvement®

      At HMH, we continually enhance our programs to reflect the latest research. Components recently added to the Online Edition of Bien dit! © 2013 include Integrated Performance Assessments and Modalities Crosswalks to show how Bien dit!® content supports language proficiency.

    • Interactive Brochure

      Explore Bien dit!® program features through an innovative interactive brochure. Sample videos and technology demonstrations are just a click away.


      Bien dit! interactive brochure
    • We’ve Got You Covered!

      Rest assured that Bien dit!® addresses language learning requirements for today’s French classroom.

      Advanced Placement

      Advanced Placement®

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

      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 on 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.

      Common Core

      Common Core

      Bien dit! 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.

    • 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 (1.85 MB)

      Tables of Contents

      Select a Level to review the contents of the program.

      Level 1 (3.19 MB) Level 2 (2.73 MB) Level 3 (3.09 MB)
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    • Correlations

      See how Bien dit!® aligns to the NCSSFL/ACTFL Can-Do Statements (2015).

      Level 1 (372 KB)

      Level 2 (236 KB)

      Level 3 (226 KB)

      Modalities Crosswalks show how Bien dit! aligns to the national standards and modes of communication.

      Level 1 (0.8 MB)

      Level 1a (0.4 MB)

      Level 1b (0.5 MB)

      See how Bien dit! aligns to the ACTFL National Standards.

      Level 1 © 2013 (111 KB)

      Level 2 © 2013 (113 KB)

      Level 3 © 2013 (111 KB)

      See how Bien dit! aligns with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

      Level 1 © 2013 (152 KB)

      Level 2 © 2013 (164 KB)

      Level 3 © 2013 (168 KB)

    • Authors

      Meet the team that has made Bien dit!® a success.

    • Value Packages
      Bien dit! Hybrid Value Packages

      Bien dit!® 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

      Bien dit!® is a registered trademark of HMH Publishers LLC.

  • Features

    Give students the ability—and confidence—to thrive in a multilingual world. Bien dit!® features a powerful blend of culture, instruction, and the latest technology, ensuring language that takes you there!

    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 Instruction

    Relevant Instruction

    Because every student learns differently, Bien dit! was built to make differentiating instruction seamless. Students drive their own practice through ample opportunities to learn at a self-determined level.

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    Real Interaction

    Real Interaction

    Through a wide variety of interaction, activities, and frequent recycling, Bien dit! gets students communicating. The latest interactive technology allows students to monitor their own progress and achieve greater results.

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    French Vocabulary Apps

    French Vocabulary Apps

    HMH French Vocabulary apps let students learn and practice French words and phrases anytime, anywhere. And with the HMH French Vocabulary Online System, teachers can create custom flashcards for students to access via the app.

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    • Remarkable Culture

      Remarkable culture, focused and in-depth, is featured throughout Bien dit!® to provide students an authentic learning experience.

      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.



      The Culture features give students information and insight into French-speaking communities, as well as ways to connect to those communities.


      On-location Photos and Video

      Along with location-based instruction, photos and video provide information about specific regions and build students' understanding of the diverse cultures in the French-speaking world.

    • Relevant Instruction

      Do your French students come to you with varying abilities? Every student is different, and Bien dit!® was built to make differentiating instruction seamless.

      French InterActive Reader

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


      French @HomeTutor online

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

      Relevant Instructions

      Differentiated Practice and Assessment

      Differentiated Practice and Assessment provides two additional versions of the Cahier de vocabulaire et grammaire and Assessment Program to accommodate both slower-paced and advanced learners.

      Differentiated Practice and Assessment

      Lesson Planner with Differentiated Instruction

      Provides suggested activities for advanced learners, slower-paced learners, and students with specific learning needs.

    • Real Interaction

      Through a wide variety of interaction, activities, and frequent recycling, Bien dit!® gets students communicating with confidence.

      Integrated Performance Assessments

      NEW Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) allow students to demonstrate proficiency and show what they can do in French. IPAs are focused around five modes/skills: Interpretive Listening, Interpretive Reading, Interpersonal Communication, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing. Support includes rubrics, graphic organizers, audio, teaching suggestions, and “Let’s see what I can do!” checklists.

      • Available at Levels 1/1A/1B
      • Conveniently found in the Online Edition under the Student Resources and Teacher Resources tabs

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      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.

      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.

      Student Dashboard

      Information Gap Activities

      Information gap activities in Activities for Communication guide students through paired conversations that make speaking fun!

      Information Gap Activities
    • Apps
      HMH French Vocabulary app on iPhone

      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

      Intel Education Study eTextbooks

      Bien dit!® Student Edition content can be accessed through a variety of mobile devices via the Intel® Education Study platform. Each Intel Education Study eTextbook is enhanced with interactive features and social sharing tools that meet today’s connected students wherever they are ready to learn.

      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.


      HMH eTextbooks

      HMH 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.

  • Sample Online

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

    Go to my.hrw.com 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 chapter and then click on 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.

  • HMH Professional Services

    Our Mission Is to Advance Yours

    HMH Professional Services forges student-centered partnerships with schools and districts in the belief that all learners deserve a quality education and the opportunity for lifelong success.

    HMH Professional Services includes teachers, leaders, and technologists. Our Professional Learning Consultants become part of your team, working right beside you to build and implement professional learning plans that respect the unique needs and culture of your school or district community. Through program, practice, and technical services, we work collaboratively to unlock the full potential of every student, teacher, and leader.

    Comprehensive Services for K–12 Educators

    We offer teachers and instructional leaders a full suite of learning and support to deepen their mastery and hone their teaching skills throughout the school year.


    Visit us at hmhco.com/professionalservices to learn more.

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